*** Fast Spencer Pybus is Auburn’s newest linebacker. I liked him before I knew he was a lifelong Auburn fan: not only did his name sound Old Auburn (Pybus… Jim Pyburn), his face actually looks the part, don’t tell me it doesn’t…
War Eagle, Bus!
*** OK, basketball is kinda awesome. It was as if the angels were putting on a puppet show in the final minute of that game last night, everything was going right, save the final 3 pt. attempt. But my heart soared and for that, men, angels, I say thank you, it was awesome. Also, I award the Auburn Spirit stick to the cheerleaders, giving first dibs to the mic man, who charged onto the court towards the end of the game with a rare display of personal, situation-specific guttural ardor:
“Alright Auburn, we’ve got 3 minutes to beat Kentucky, everybody on your feet!”
That takes guts, and hot damn, we almost did.
My daughter and I met Auburn Elvis, from whom she ran screaming in terror.
“It’s one of Aubie’s friends,” I told her. She did not buy it.
I think that’s Auburn AD Jay Jacob’s back there…
*** “Enrique is a good young man. We’ll get to play against him now. We know how good he is, and we look forward to that.” — Tommy Tuberville
Yes, Tommy, I think we all look forward to that.
For some reason, I really love this photo – by Todd Van Emst