*** It’s official: the Auburn Nation has a new national anthem, “Let the Eagle Fly,” a powerfully mellow rhapsodic blast of countrified rah-rah that sounds like Magnetic Fields covering a Toby Keith song. And it works! Let the Eagle freakin’ fly! Here’s what the authors, Rev. Bubba D. Liverance and the Cornhole Prophets had to say about it:
“We’re a rock band from Auburn and have written a song inspired by the Eagle’s release at the pre-game programs. It’s called “Let The Eagle Fly” and we’re offering to give all the proceeds from the sale and download of the song, to the University, if they play it just prior to the eagle’s flight at this year’s home games. You can check it out at www.revbubbaband.com, click on the Auburn Tigers Only page and listen. Let us know what you think. War Eagle, Bubba D.”
Spread the word and let my peoples dance!
*** I thought UAB’s whole shtick was to distance themselves from the Crimson Root — from the projectiles and antics, to the actual denial of the loss (the tagline of the video everyone is watching on YouTube is “UAB Upsets Memphis, Court Rush Video”), Saturday’s post-game debacle should be too close for comfort for most Blazer fans. Wish they would’ve won, of course… *** UPDATE: Thanks to JD Hogan for pointing out that I’m an idiot – that video is from 2006. I thought that was just too dang delusional to be true for anyone but Bama fans.
*** The Auburn baseball team, who starts action this Friday at home against East Tennessee State, shaved their heads as a show of support for Barbara Sanders, mother of Tiger infielder Joseph Sanders; Barbara recently started chemotherapy to combat breast cancer. I think this will be a good season.
Photo by Todd Van Emst
In basketball, the men take on Tennessee tomorrow night. Expect a miracle.
Also, I’m drooling again.