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Sunday, May 1, 2016

"Bo Bikes Bama"

It was a beautiful Spring day in Auburn, Alabama for the Bo Jackson benefit bicycle ride.  Here're a few of my photos from  event. It did seem to me that there were more cyclists this year than in the past. This was the fifth year of the ride and over a million dollars has been raised to assist the tornado victims in the State of Alabama. It was good to see fans from various schools in the SEC riding their bikes together and putting aside their differences for a few hours. I even talked to a couple from Michigan and gave them some guidance for their post ride Auburn experience. Cycling seems to bring people together regardless of their allegiance to a college.

I did see Gus Malzahn and Jay Jacobs join the 20 mile ride. Also, Brett Favre and Lance Armstrong came out to contribute.

I compliment Chicken Salad Chick for catering lunch for the event. Their chicken salad sandwich are always good.

You can check out the"Bo Bikes Bama" website or twitter page if you want to ride or attend the event next year.   

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I Believe

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It takes faith in something to truly believe. That something is an intangible gut feeling, coupled with some sort of evidence, whether seen or unseen.

It's no coincidence that football and religious faith go hand in hand. A Christian has to believe that Jesus died on the cross. A football player has to believe his teammates will sacrifice their all on the field to help win the games. Faith that every player will do his job to ensure victory.

I believe that Gus knows and feels the pressure that accompanies the season ahead. It will define his tenure at Auburn. It will define his ability to adapt, and overcome his own tendencies as a coach. 

I believe that Auburn has as much talent on the field as any team they battle. ANY. TEAM. 

I believe the coaching staff at Auburn is as good as any in the country. Remember the "Kick Six" when this staff made the call to replace the return man with Chris Davis, our Punt Return specialist? That was coaching under pressure. At the latest possible moment with a title or two, on the line.

I believe that Chris Rushing is looking down from Heaven at Toomer's Corner with a smile on his face. Passing along a War Eagle from the golden gates of St. Peter.

I believe this 2016 team of Tigers is a close knit group of guys that truly care for each other. There is more talk of togetherness from this team, than any since Josh Bynes talked openly about the upcoming 2010 season. *editors note: Finding that video has been next to impossible.

I believe that playing Clemson in the season opener is the best possible scenario to have this team focused from day one. Ready to show the world that indeed this version of Auburn football can and will be a force to be reckoned with.

I believe the fans will celebrate at Toomer's Corner more often that the last couple of seasons.

I believe that Auburn can contend for the SEC title and a shot at the College Football Playoff. 

I believe that Jordan-Hare Stadium is a special place, and one of the best places on earth to see a football game.

I believe I am not alone in this, and because Auburn Men and Women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it!


2016 Auburn Basketball Senior Thank You

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Auburn/UGA Game 2 Highlights

It was a nice Spring afternoon for Auburn softball. Auburn defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 13-2 and the game was stopped after the 5th inning due to the run rule. Carl Wallace had 4 RBIs, Emily Carson had 3 RBIs with a double that cleared the bases and Madi Gipson hit a 2 run homer. Tiffany Howard and Jade Rhodes each had RBIs for Auburn.

Makayla Martin pitched well and improved her record to 11-0. Makayla was a Georgia commit at one time, but UGA decided not to sign her. Of course, Clint Myers recognized her pitching talent and she signed with Auburn. She will only get better under Clint Myers.

Auburn is now 44-5 and number 2 in the USA. They will go for the series sweep of UGA at 4 p.m. CDT on Sunday afternoon. I will be enjoying the game in the seats outside the left field fence.

Enjoy the game and let's get the sweep!

Auburn/Georgia Softball Highlights

It was a walk off home run for Kasey Cooper last night giving the Auburn Girls a 4-3 win over Georgia. Auburn will play Georgia today at 1:00 P.M. CDT and Sunday at  4:00 P.M. CDT. 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

A record setting day for Auburn Softball

The Auburn Girls softball team defeated Arkansas this afternoon 23-0. They broke a school record for the largest margin of victory over an SEC team. Congrats to the Auburn Girls softball team.
I have enjoyed following this softball team this season.

As I have mentioned, all of the games are now sold out, but there are free seats available in the left field area.