Jason Dufner hasn't won a tournament this PGA season, but that doesn't mean the endorsements have stopped rolling in. You may remember his Comcast commercial from last summer, so he's no stranger to the camera -- especially when he's sitting, looking less than enthused in a classroom.
Now he has a new commercial endorsing the PGA Tour Pro Series clothing line (I'm actually wearing one of their shirts right now). Jason steps up his acting game in this ad, which includes an appearance by his wife, Amanda. Remember their their wedding day music video? Some people thought that was weird, but whatever. Anyway, here's the new one.
It's hard to believe it, but today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of the legendary voice of Auburn, Jim Fyffe. He will forever and always been linked to his simple, yet perfect way of yelling "Touchdown Auburn!" after each score, that he admittedly screamed in a somewhat obnoxious way because he was once told by an Alabama fan that he didn't like it.
Jim was part of some of the best years of Auburn football, and gave us some of the best calls that any fan of any of team would enjoy. Here are my top three calls, followed by a montage of his best below:
1. Reggie Slack to Shane Wasden (Florida 1989) - With 26 seconds left, on 4th-and-11, Reggie Slack found Shane Wadsden alone in the back of the end zone. Fyffe yells the call with almost an angry excitement. You could just feel him grabbing Charlie Trotman and pulling him around by his shirt.
Yesterday, Auburn baseball defeated #18 Ole Miss by a score of 5-4 (recap), also winning the series. The game included awful umpiring, a coach ejection, excellent relief pitching, timely homeruns, and timely homerun robbing. In fact, Auburn's right-fielder, Hunter Kelley, robbed dos (it was Cinco de Mayo, had to).
That's a major feat itself, but you may also remember that Auburn's left fielder, Cullen Wacker, robbed an Ole Miss homerun in a game last season as well. Why are the Tigers such thieves of the Rebears? At least six runs have been stolen in just three simple catches. Future ESPN headline: MORE THIEVERY ON THE PLAINS.
My love for the comedic stylings of the Auburn University Bookstore student workers has been well documented. Around 9 months ago, they released Episode One of their The Office-style docu-com(?). It made me laugh. Hard.
A few weeks ago, they asked for help with Gameday buttons in the same style. Today, in true college slacker fashion, after taking the same amount of time as the full gestational period of a human baby, they give us Episode Two. Enjoy.
Prior to the final rolling of the Toomer's Oaks, ESPN told TWER that they would cover the event. A few weeks later, following a certain bombshell that ended up being only a shell, ESPN told TWER they would not be covering the event themselves. They claimed that other stuff had come up. Sure. They just didn't want their trucks flipped and set ablaze.
However, even though the "Worldwide Leader" wasn't in town, their own Tom Rinaldi, the guy that makes you cry on Saturday mornings in the fall, did put together this nice little piece on the history and tradition of the Oaks.
You may not know that Auburn's Aviation Program is the oldest continuously operated program in the nation (1941). You may not know that the Aviation Management Program at Auburn is the State of Alabama’s only 4 year degree program in aviation. You also may not know that the program is in danger. For multiple reasons, it's possible that the program will lose accreditation by next Spring. This can be changed, and you can help at FlyAuburn.com.
The aviation world is full of many Auburn graduates that give the program a good name. So good that a certain famous, poofy-haired, smooth-legged, short-shorted aerobics instructor decided to throw his hat into the ring for support. I'm, of course, talking about Richard Simmons. Yes, THAT Richard Simmons.
Did you see that drone flying above downtown Auburn this past Saturday as the Toomer's Oaks got one last rolling? I didn't, but many people did. It was manned by a guy named Jake Evans, who attached his GoPro Hero3 camera to his DJi Phantom Quadcopter. The drone got up to 1000 feet high and got some of the best footage I've seen yet. I'm sure you've seen a few aerial shots, but his offers a truly overhead view of the festivities.
He gathered all of the footage, edited it, and added a little music, to create this video. It is sure to have you chillbumping in seconds.
This Auburn-themed song is called "Great to Be" by aspiring country singer, Donica Knight. It was played before and after the 2013 A-Day game this past Saturday. I've heard a mixture of reactions, but many have asked where they could find it. I will not offer my opinion because I'm a nice guy, but I actually already did.
Supposedly it was an independent venture, done outside the money and marketing of Auburn. If you want to buy this song, you can do so here. What are your thoughts?