We’re through one day of Iron Bowl week, and there haven’t been any more stabbings or tree-poisonings, or murders by Alabama fans. I guess they must be waiting until after we beat them this weekend to show us what it’s like.
Anyway, to the news.
Make sure you come and check out Auburn’s Friday night game against Winthrop. Maybe not for the actual basketball all that much (sorry, Bruce), but for the fact that you’ll likely get to hear Charles Barkley unabashedly say something rude and awesome and vulgar about Alabama fans at Auburn Arena.
I bet he’s been cooking up great nicknames for the bammers over the past few days, bouncing them off of Shaq, just ready to come with hot fire this Friday night. Maybe he’ll even trip Jalen Hurts in pregame warmups.
Oh yeah, we’ve got a kicker who’s a Groza Award finalist again. He’ll get to go to the College Football Awards Show again. Just hope he doesn’t lose to some six-piece-chicken-McNobody kicker from the west coast again.
It’s pretty crazy when you think about it. How many times before Gene Chizik came along was the Iron Bowl for something? There were matchups of good (or even great) teams, but rarely was everything on the line. Now, we will have had two of these matchups in five years.
"It’s already a big game, because it’s the Iron Bowl. ... But it having stakes for the SEC Championship and as far as rankings for the playoffs, it just makes it even bigger.” https://t.co/QGyMx87mL9— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) November 20, 2017
To hold up our end of the bargain, we’ve got to come out on fire this week. Get up, and Alabama may not be able to come back against our defense, which is one of the best in the country. As banged up as they are on their own defensive side, we may be able to score more and more as the game goes on as well.
Auburn looking to put "uncharacteristic" slow starts behind it going into Iron Bowl https://t.co/Wg7inLJWwW— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) November 21, 2017
It’s all been a warmup, baby. Road games, games against other top-ranked teams, we’ve been prepping for the Iron Bowl for weeks. Gus always has something to go with against these guys, and this year should be no different. The sense of urgency is something that may be new to them, while we’ve been playing with it for weeks now, ever since LSU.
Gus Malzahn on a special Monday edition of Tiger Talk: "People talk about the playoff. We’ve been in the playoffs for four weeks."— Greg Ostendorf (@greg_ostendorf) November 21, 2017
War Eagle, baby. It’s only Tuesday, and Saturday can’t get here quickly enough.