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Undercover Barner: Take it on the Run

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In which the Undercover Barner sings happy birthday to herself.

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, your not-super-all-that-much-Undercover Barner tweeted the following:

And on Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Auburn Tigers responded.

Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me

Arkansas v Auburn Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Happy Birthday dear meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Arkansas v Auburn Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Happy Birthday to me.

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

A wise friend once told me, “Winning is a lot more fun than losing,” and he was right.

I don’t really have a lot to add about Auburn’s thumping of Arkansas, other than how uniquely Auburn v. Arkansas it was that with our Tigers up 21-0, nary an Auburn fan in that stadium was comfortable.

I still don’t quite know what to make of this team, but I can tell you I love them. I like them, too. I love them and I like them!

Me @ Carl Lawson

I love the defensive line’s heart, and I love how hard Kamryn Pettway runs. Sean White, too, apparently? Who even knew the kid had wheels? It gives me the warm fuzzies to watch these play as a team because it seems like they really like each other. They’re not perfect, but they’re fun to watch, and if you aren’t lucky* enough to cheer for a death machine, at least enjoy the ride. Otherwise, what’s the point of being a football fan? Also for the record, I genuinely believe Auburn’s defensive line is one of the best in the country, so that doesn’t hurt either.

Long story short, I think Auburn should beat Ole Miss in Oxford this Saturday. I hope they do, at least. I’ll be there, and away game losses really are the pits, especially when you’re surrounded by a fanbase with an irrational sense of entitlement**. But Auburn seems to be on an upswing, peaking at the right time. Ole Miss is coming off a tough loss at LSU, and their defensive line looks deliciously vulnerable. If our D-line can rattle Chad Kelly, we might just pull this one off (and become bowl eligible almost a whole month earlier than last year)!

As for the rest, I’ll just leave you with what we all want anyway: more pictures of Auburn being awesome and BERT being sad. I’m just going to re-name this column bAUzzfeed*** and put together some killer listicles for you guys every week so we can re-live our favorite memories!

Arkansas v Auburn
Kerryon Who? Jk I love like him too.
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Arkansas v Auburn
V slow but v effective.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images
NCAA Football: Arkansas at Auburn
My child.
John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Arkansas v Auburn
Bo watching as we crush Arky on the ground just gives the #heartmist
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images
NCAA Football: Arkansas at Auburn
A Davis sighting!
John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas v Auburn
Montra is the reigning red rover champion of the world.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Arkansas v Auburn
HOLD HIM BACK
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Arkansas v Auburn
He whips his hair back and forth
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

And finally, choose your own adventure by captioning this photo in the comments!

Arkansas v Auburn
[Caption this photo in the comments!]
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Hope to see you in Oxford, but if not...

Until next time—War Eagle!

*I’m being polite, okay?

**I mean luck :)

***JK. Probably.