On Thursday, October 20, 2016, your not-super-all-that-much-Undercover Barner tweeted the following:
It's my birthday eve and all I want is for Auburn to beat Arkansas. Someone please tell the team.— Rossmanasty (@peggyrossmanith) October 20, 2016
And on Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Auburn Tigers responded.
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Happy Birthday to me.
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!
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!
And finally, choose your own adventure by captioning this photo in the comments!
Hope to see you in Oxford, but if not...
Until next time—War Eagle!
*I’m being polite, okay?
**I mean luck :)