On April 20th, Auburn fans will partake in the final rolling (get the shirt) of the original oaks at Toomer's Corner. On April 23rd, the trees will be removed. On April 27th, the first tree-less event at the corner will take place. I'm, of course, talking about Finish on the 50.
The running festival, in it's 2nd year, consists of a 1-mile fun run (8:30 am), a 5K (8 am), a 10K (7:45 am), and new this year, a half marathon (7:30 am). The last day to register for the event online is Thursday, April 25th, but registration on the day of the event will be available. For those registering online, you can use promo code "WARBLOGLE" to get 25% off the cost.
Have you heard? It's a new day. Auburn is starting over/going back to what worked a few years ago, and Gus is making it happen. To make sure you know of this return to glory, Auburn Athletics is putting up five Lamar billboards displaying Gus and his new motto starting today.This one is on Geneva Street in Opelika, and four others will be on Pepperell Parkway and Opelika Road before the day is over. Have you seen one yet?
As we all know, the original oaks at Toomer's Corner will be given their final rolling at 5pm CT on April 20, also the same day as A-Day. The trees will then be removed four days later, making room for new traditions to be made.
Local fine men's wear store, The Locker Room, located next to Auburn Hardware in the heart of downtown Auburn, is doing its part in helping you remember this historic moment while giving back to make sure the tradition is not forgotten."We want to do our part in commemorating this historic event. Auburn has been great to us," said Davis Wilder, owner of The Locker Room. "I count myself extremely lucky to be able to go to work every day right next to the University I love so dearly. When I walk out the front door of my store, I see those trees. They mean more to me than I, or any Auburn man or woman, could express to someone who hasn't experienced this Family first hand. I just hope that we can play a small part in contributing to the future of Toomer's Corner, a place that brings all of the Auburn Family so much joy. The memories we create there can never be erased."
With every sale of their "The Last Roll" t-shirts, the Locker Room will donate $1 to the "Toomer's Trees and Traditions Fund." Shirts can be picked up in-store. Online orders can also be made on PlainsWear.com, home of their exclusive, Auburn-themed men's wear. Help do your part in preserving the tradition, as well as shopping Auburn.
The Auburn University Bookstore needs your help. No, what they need is to do another episode of their "The Office" style sitcom. Episode one was amazingly hilarious, in my opinion, and the powers that be need to give these kids time to film a follow-up. Note: I once ran into Aaron in the bookstore and congratulated him on being Student Employee of the Month. He politely reminded me that it was Student Employee of the Year. So yeah...
You know those buttons with the snarky remarks you see on people when trying not to make it look like you are staring at their chest on football gamedays? Yeah, those come from the Auburn Bookstore (located in the bottom of the Haley Center). As you'll see in this video, they want you to help come up with those. I personally love the Washington State Cougars one, but it probably won't fly.
Anyway, watch the video and click the link below to enter the contest (by April 27th). You win a t-shirt and 10 buttons if one of yours is picked, but what really win is Auburn Gameday Button fame forever.
Enter your ideas here, and post them in the comments below.
The new and wildly popular iPhone app, Fancred, is basically the perfect mixture of Twitter and Facebook without a bunch of baby pictures and political memes. In fact, it uses some funky algorithm that actually deletes family pictures from your phone if you try to upload them to the Fancred servers. No, but really. It's a sports-only social network. If you have an iPhone, you should get it. If you have another phone for some reason, the code monkeys are Fancred are working on it.
Since we know that justice will not be truly served through Harvey Updyke's weak sentence, I asked the Cred Heads for better sentences that would make Harvey sorry for what he did. I asked specifically for creativity. I'd say that was accomplished. My favorite has to do with tying a rat to his back and letting the eagle loose.
I've already told you once before of Auburn's connection to those of the Irish persuasion, but it wasn't until today that I realized there were so many Patricks in its history.
Coach Pat Dye (seen below), QB Pat Sullivan, QB Pat Sullivan, Jr., QB Pat Washington, QB Patrick Nix, DB Pat Lee, DT Pat Sims are a few from football's past. On the current roster we have OL Patrick Miller, RB Patrick Lymon, and TE Patrick Young. That's a lot. Patrick ain't no John or Sen'derrick or any other common name like that.Auburn also has two athletes directly from Dublin, Ireland. Auburn basketball center, Pat Burke, just so happens to be the first Irishman in NBA history. And did you know that Auburn's placekicker for the 1975-76 seasons, Neil O'Donoghue was Auburn's first soccer-style kicker? Now you do. WPE.
Auburn has updated the look of their weight room this offseason. It didn't cost 9 million dollars. It doesn't come with a loudmouth strength coach. It comes with weights and workout machines. It just gets the job done. And is that a picture of Tre Smith lifting weights on one of the columns? Interesting choice.
Video from Advent, the company responsible for designing and making the updates.
On this date, 120 years ago, the Auburn football team (actually the football team from Agricultural & Mechanical College) took on the team from the University of Alabama at Lakeview Park in Birmingham, AL. It was their first ever meeting. The men from Auburn won that game by the score of 32-22.
In a what turned out to be a terrible decision, ESPN did not the cover the game, so we don't have an video of the event to see. Luckily a few amateur photographers had their cell phones and were able to snap a few shots. Unfortunately, cell phones only took black and white pictures back then. Here are a few: