Kevin C. Cox
Want to go to the game of your choice for free? Tell us why you're the most die hard Auburn fan alive.
Do you like talking about why you love college football on the Internet? Do you like winning tickets to football games? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, today is your lucky day.
Hyundai has started a campaign called Fanthropology to celebrate college football's most die hard fans. Do you think you're the most loyal Auburn fan? If you can prove it, you'll win a trip to a regular season or bowl game of your choice courtesy of Hyundai. You'll get two airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and two game tickets to the game of your choice.
Here's how this works.
The first thing to do is leave a comment here describing how and why you are a rabidly loyal Auburn fan. You get one entry across the entire SB Nation network, so don't comment on multiple blogs. If you aren't an Auburn fan, go find the blog that represents your school and comment there. If you are an Auburn fan, be sure to tell us about it. It is in SB Nation's sole discretion as to whether any comment other than someone's earliest chronological comment can be their entry. Don't leave it up to the judges; just do one.
By next Monday, Nov. 12, we will go through the comments on this post to pick out the best one. The person who left it will be this site's finalist. During the following week, we'll have a conversation with the finalist over email that will become a second post in this series. Finally, the judges at SB Nation will read through all of the finalist conversation posts and pick the winner by Thursday, Nov. 22.
If you win, you don't have to choose an Auburn game as your prize. If you just want a chance to go to the SEC title game in Atlanta or the national championship game in January or any other game this season, you're good. It's entirely up to you.
Here's an example of what we're looking for: I've been an Auburn fan for as long as I can remember. My first significant football memory is from the 1993 season. My parents and some of their friends had tickets to the Iron Bowl, and they all rented an RV and went to the game. Unfortunately for me, I was left with a relative. I still haven't forgiven them for that. My first memory of attending an Auburn game is from 1994. In another unfortunate occurrence, the game was against Georgia, a tie that ended Auburn's 20-game winning streak. I've attended many miserable Auburn-Georgia games, including the overtime game in 1996 and the heartbreaker in 2002. My favorite memory of a live game would have to be the 1997 Iron Bowl. The name Ed Scissum still brings a smile to my face. My youth as a rabid Auburn fan coupled with my attending Auburn at the height of the Tommy Tuberville era has resulted in my blood pressure being directly tied to the athletic endeavors of student athletes wearing burnt orange and navy blue. Now, I get to write about Auburn for College and Magnolia, which allows me to pour my emotions right into the Internet. Aside from attending an Auburn sporting event, this is my favorite thing to do.
That's an abbreviated version of my story. Surely, some of y'all can top it. Tell us how you live and die with Auburn athletics in the comments, and hopefully, we'll send you to a great game.
By commenting below, you are subject to and accept the terms and conditions of the Hyundai Fanthropology Sweepstakes.