As I entered the Tate Plaza yesterday, I saw a very odd sight. One of Auburn’s mascots, Aubie the Tiger, was standing on the main stage shaking hands with Hairy Dawg. The stranger thing was that students in the plaza were applauding. I looked around for the guillotine but couldn’t find one. Why were these students clapping our Deep South’s Oldest Rival? I then saw a sign that said something about improving the relationship between Auburn and Georgia. I initially thought this just meant Joe Cox would continue to throw interceptions, but then realized it was some initiative towards the fans. What?
Welcome back to Stegeman Coliseum for another WUOG live-blog. I’ll be here documenting the infamous Billy Humphrey’s return to Athens. For some reason, he’s listed as projected “Off the Bench” for the Privateers. That could be because of his knee injury but after seeing him move in warmups, I seriously doubt that will be a factor. I’ll be updating 5 times per half. Brace yourselves.
Connor Nolte hit me with a tip: there are new nets at Stegeman Coliseum. “They suck,” said Nolte. I was unaware that nets could suck but I also added an “h” to Ebuka.
I just stood through the longest national anthem in history. I think I see someone from Guinness here.
Dustin “Dimes” Ware
Travis “Trampoline” Leslie
Trey “Still Taking Suggestions for this Nickname” Thompkins
Chris “The Hulk” Barnes
Shocked Billy isn’t starting. Shocked. (more…)