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Something unexpected happened -
It was a low key day. Alabama was suppose to dismantle Auburn .
Their Heisman candidate had a national stage to take center spotlight. But something unexpected happened.
Our tailgate was a fun morning. We hosted many Bama friends who came by. The food was fabulous, the music was toe tapping, and the weather was perfect.
We went to our traditional "Tiger Walk" and cheered the team and coaches into the stadium- like gladiators into their arena knowing a hungry undefeated opponent was on the other side pacing and suiting up for a David and Goliath moment. But something unexpected happened.
The sea of orange filled the sun kissed stadium. Every seat was filled. Our Eagle, Tiger, flew around the tops of our heads and landed midfield The teams entered to thunderous applause, fanfare and frenzied fans.
Bama fans wore stickers that said " Fear the shutout". But something unexpected happened.
Auburn, fueled by the fans and faith of spirit with hard work, threw everything they had at Alabama .
And for 58 minutes Auburn prevailed. The score, the stats, the noise, the pride- For 58 minutes we owned it. But something unexpected happened.
Alabama put together a successful last minute drive and scored the go ahead points. The TV announcers loved the battle for ratings. No one in the stadium moved. But something unexpected happened.
The Alabama fans stayed and "sabaned" their victory. Their band played. Their victory ended a perfect scheduled season. But something unexpected happen.
What possibly could be wrong? The Bama fans had suffered, sweated, cursed, paced and prayed for 58 torturous minutes and their team finally pulled it out and won. But what they saw next was not suppose to happen...either.
The Auburn family stayed. They were suppose to flee in defeat but alas the opposite happened. We stayed in our seats and waited for our team to walk off the field. 80,000 family members escorted them off with thunderous applause and chants of "It's great to be an Auburn Tiger". The recruits stayed and watched this family of ours lift up our team who served up a whole humble pie to #2 Bama.
It reminded me of the scene in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" when the Who's in Whoville gathered after their presents and decorations were missing but lifted their voices loudly anyway to lift up their gratitude and celebrations.
For us it was about thankfulness, honor, and family. For 58 minutes we were fans, but as our team walked off the field for a few minutes we were all one family. It was a great feeling and we had not even won the game...on the scoreboard.
We walked out of the stadium chanting AUBURN cheers down the ramps. Alabama fans were quiet and shocked. Their Heisman candidate was disposed of. Their defense was embarrassed. Their haughtiness was silent.
I have not mentioned the crudeness and ugliness that I witnessed or was a part of from Alabama fans prior and during the game. Their reputation for being rude fans lived on-not pulling for their team and being good fans but being jerks to others- even to children. (I second that.. saw it happen many times, one time to a 86 yr old man)
However after the game they were silent. Eerily quiet. One would have thought they lost the game. The lack of the cries of "Roll Tide" was noticeably absent. But something happened.
Auburn continued to make us proud, played their hearts out, made idiots out of the sports announcers who proclaimed earlier this was a waste to play, and silenced the visiting fans.
Yes, something happened. Auburn won everything but the scoreboard. This was not suppose to happen!!! Alabama was not suppose to allow this!! It was just Auburn for goodness sakes, right??
Not a perfect day but an AUsome day. And with already picking up some of the top recruits in the nation (#8 class in the nation), a new coaching staff that have eyes of the tiger, and an AU family ready to support them all, we only have one question- when does the 2010 season start?
I remember laughing my a$$ off to that! As delusional as it was, he did however nail the last line...
There is something seriously sick in that stuff. I mean, really, really, sick......
I'll tell ya JoeRio it has got to be mental. I've never seen a fan base spew dumber things.
I can not believe I just read that. WTH is happening.......to me, why am I.......starting to shake?? Please make it go aw....oooh wait, I'm back.
FUG U AWEBURN
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
you're probably just offended by repeated misspellings of the word "supposed."
He was also correct about the "58 minutes, they were fans", now it's just the opposite... for "2 minutes, they are fans" and spend the remaining 58 walking back to their cars dreaming of.....well, whatever the hell they dream of. Funny, I don't remember being quiet after that Iron Bowl win. Ingram won the Heisman and Bama won the BCSNCG.
They stayed because they couldn't get out of the stadium fast enough. The game went down to the last second. How funny! What an idiot.
That's a goodie but I like the Reuben foster flip post a little better. But probably because it was more recent.
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
Sexual encounters with barn yard animals.
I "supposed" you could be right.
Please tell me that wasn't written by a male.
when that game ended I saw two Auburn fans two rows below me start pummeling the crap out of each other. I don't know what the hell he's talking about
Your program is where it should be when other teams you play have moral victories and not W's.
Now, when your most hated rival writes a 3 page diatribe in a T'was The Night Before Christmas pentameter, spewing family love and the biggest (imagined) moral victory known to man, your team is light years ahead of where it should be.
that isnt a family, thats a cult. this year probably getting ready to pass out the kool-aide!
Choose not a life of limitation
My sentiments exactly. The only reason we weren't overly excited for beating Auburn was because we knew we had Florida and Tebow the next week. Much like this year, Auburn was just a stepping stone to our greater goal.
How many times have 80,000 fans stayed to chant "it's great to be an Auburn tiger" this year? I hope we beat their ass so bad Saturday that all the barners want to leave at the end of the 1st quarter.
TRADITION IS THE FOUNDATION GREAT PROGRAMS ARE BUILT UPON.
That is absolutely hilarious. I remember our watching 'THE DRIVE' over and over and over and talking about it was one of the greatest comebacks ever and everbody going crazy and all of us thinking that we/ve made to to the SEC championship game now against the #1 team in the country and Tebow again..HAHAHA..YES, INDEED,...they are delusional!!!
"The music was toe tapping"? I'm calling homosexual.
I was there and this guy is LYING. We did Rammer Jammer. Loud. Their fans were leaving as soon as the clock hit 0. I don't remember any au cheers after the game.
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