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Jones: They couldn’t beat the Bucs!

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones The Saints lost to the Buccaneers. Remember? It happened just two days after Christmas. The Cowboys had ruined New Orleans’ perfect season just a week before when Romo and company visited the Superdome to beat Drew and his gang 24-17. Then, just one week later, the beloved Saints lost […]

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Capstone Saturdays: ODK Missing From Beard Eaves

Editorial Cartoon: ODK Missing From Beard Eaves Circulating reports yesterday had the Foy-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy missing from Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum for the second consecutive year. The trophy, awarded to the winner of the annual Iron Bowl clash between the University of Alabama and Abarn University, is presented at halftime at each university’s home basketball […]

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Lattimore Paid By Auburn?

Yesterday on his radio show, former South Carolina running back George Rogers reportedly said that if Marcus Lattimore signs with Auburn, “something funny was going on.” Rogers appears on “The Score” from 12-2 p.m. on WCCP 104.9 FM, based in Clemson, South Carolina. That’s a bold statement from someone who is fully aware his voice […]

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Capstone Saturdays: One Big Cat Gets Away

Editorial Cartoon: One Big Cat Gets Away Abarn is doing better in recruiting than they have in years, and while there may be rea$on$ for that, that’s not what this article is about. Week in and week out, the barn benefits from Alabama media writers and talking heads who offer their PR services at no […]

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Shane: Auburn reaches for the stars

By Shane from Centerpoint I’ve often said that the Auburn football program would probably never be able to compete with the University of Alabama unless it cheated. Apparently, as evidenced by the multiple punishments and resulting probations over the years, several of the head coaches who’ve lead the Tigers in the past agreed. So much […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Smoky Is Stuck

Editorial Cartoon: Smoky Is Stuck Oh what great days to be a Bama fan.  He Vols, Dooley you really think you have a chance against Bama in the near future?

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Advice For Derek Dooley

Dear Derek: Congratulations on landing the job in Knoxville. Hopefully the burning mattresses and rioting have died down by now. Just chalk that silliness up to a rabid fan base tired of losing to Alabama, and just being irrelevant in general. I have great respect for your dad and his accomplishments, and think you’re a […]

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Congrats to Auburn for beating Kentucky

Congratulations to the Auburn basketball team for their win over Kentucky today. The actual score read something like Kentucky 72, Auburn 67, but everyone knows that Kentucky was undefeated coming in, and Abarn played extremely well, coming very close to an actual victory. Therefore, using Abarn math and rationale, Abarn won. I just want to […]

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Jones: Tiger should take Hume’s advice

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones How interesting is it that Brit Hume is taking more heat over his comments regarding Tiger Woods and Christianity than Tiger Woods is for the numerous acts of infidelity he has obviously committed. There is probably no bigger sports figure on the face of the earth than Tiger Woods. […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Vol Candy Store

Editorial Cartoon: Vol Candy Store If you like poking fun at the Volunteers, it’s a great day to be alive. Like a fat kid in a candy store, it’s hard to know where to begin. Almost ten years ago now, the Big Orange hillbilly nation repeatedly buried the toes of their boots in our Crimson […]

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Hunter: Bryant looms over Saban too

By Hunter Ford Paul William “Bear” Bryant, will never be surpassed or equaled by any Alabama coach, not even Nick Saban, despite whatever Shane from Centerpoint or anybody else wants to think. I’m a lifelong Alabama fan and a huge Saban fan, and I believe Saban will win more SEC championships and possibly another national […]

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Shane: Saban could be Bama’s next Bryant

By Shane from Centerpoint After watching the Alabama Crimson Tide football team physically whip the Texas Longhorns – the second most talented squad in America – an old, yet familiar air of confidence began to envelope me. You know, that winning attitude every Alabama fan carried like a badge during the seventies, a 10-year era […]

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Capstone Saturdays: What It’s All About

Editorial Cartoon: What It’s All About

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Capstone Saturdays: Auburn In Championships

Editorial Cartoon: How Auburn Participates In Championship Games Tonight, Alabama goes for its 13th National Championship, just three years removed from being laid to waste on the college football landscape. If you’re an Aubie, there is a way you can participate too.  But sadly, it’s the only way. Auburn will never stand on the platform […]

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Jones: Leach will land on his feet

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones Where do I begin? I guess by saying that I have never been a huge Mike Leach fan. As a football coach, I think he is talented and somewhat innovative, but as a person, well, I never really felt like he had it all together. Leach, who won three […]

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Shane: SEC bowl results embarrassing

By Shane from Centerpoint SEC Commissioner Mike Slive should send a special thank-you note to Urban Meyer and Houston Nutt. He could add Mark Richt to the list as well. Those three head coaches helped salvage the nation’s perception that the SEC is America’s toughest football conference. He could also acknowledge Gene Chizik and Bob […]

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Scarbinsky Loses His Mind

In an effort to generate interest and readership for his dying newspaper (and possibly career), Kevin Scarbinsky slipped further into delusional lunacy today.  In a piece entitled “The Chizik-Saban Parallel Continues”, Scarbface attempts to connect the dots between what some desperately hope is happening in Auburn and what HAS happened in Tuscaloosa. You can read the […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Where’s The Bowl Beef?

Editorial Cartoon: Where’s The Bowl Beef New Year’s Bowls Mean Nothing Today Remember when New Year’s Day was a sacred holiday? I do. In the days before cable, my family would gather in the living room, stack television sets on top of each other, and watch multiple bowl games at once. The match-ups were that […]

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Jones: Listening to the heartbeat of Urban Meyer

Sports In Paradise By Dale Jones It is official. Doctors did listen to Coach Urban Meyer’s heart and it sounded something like this…Tebow…Tebow…Tebow. Thinking there might be some mistake, the coach got a second opinion, but once again…Tebow…Tebow…Tebow. Crazy, huh? College football fans, and more importantly, Florida Gator fans, were stunned last Saturday when Coach […]

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Shane: Urban Meyer taps out

By Shane from Centerpoint Wow! Lately, the Gator nation must feel like they’ve somehow gotten the wrong part in a bad movie. First, disaster struck when Florida fans were forced to witness the dismantling of their football empire by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game. Now, the man who built the empire […]

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Shane: 11 reasons why Alabama will defeat Texas

By Shane from Centerpoint Warning! You are about to be bombarded from all sides with an enormous amount of (mostly useless) information. Soon every talking–head that can get his mouth in front of a microphone, hand on a pen, or face in front of a TV camera will spew his opinion on the upcoming national […]

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May the Fall of Citadel Be Only The Beginning

No, I don’t mean the baby blue colored school from Charleston, South Carolina. I mean Citadel Broadcasting. Sure, they are restructuring, which means their ultimate fall is delayed. But if the rest of their 224 station market is as pathetic as WJOX, let the band play as the ship sinks. Our local Citadel chapter gives […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Lane Visits Santa

Editorial Cartoon: Lane Visits Santa

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Shane: Ingram leaves the mark of a champion

Photo from fOTOGLIF NCAA College Football Alabama runningback Mark Ingram speaks to the media after winning the Heisman Trophy at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on December 12, 2009. UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom By Shane from Centerpoint University of Alabama running-back Mark Ingram is the best player to ever wear the crimson […]

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Capstone Saturdays: Auburn Hell

Editorial Cartoon: Auburn Hell This is a tall statement, but perhaps there is no worse time in history to be an Auburn fan than right now. If you’re an Aubie, you live, breathe, and die Alabama football. The demise of your big brother across the state is what keeps you going. It’s the focal point […]

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Shane: Florida no contest – Texas is toast

By Shane from Centerpoint With seven minutes left in the 2009 SEC championship game, the television announcers were attempting to keep people tuned in because it was evident by that point that the game was over. CBS’s Verne Lundquist finished by pointing out that Urban Meyer and his Florida Gators’ 22–game winning streak was over […]

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Bama Foes’ Worst Nightmares Are Coming True

If you hate the Crimson Tide, it was good to be alive early this decade. Anything that could possibly go right for you and wrong for the Tide were as routine as the sunrise. A humiliating turn of the century season in 2000 was only the beginning of what would be Crimson misery for the next several years. […]

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Capstone Saturdays: CBS Arrives In the ATL

Editorial Cartoon: CBS Arrives in the ATL

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Shane: The Iron Bowl—it is what it is

By Shane from Centerpoint I’ve got to give the Auburn “family” a great deal of credit. The coaches, the players, and the fans invested every ounce of their hearts trying to upset their ultimate rival Alabama. I have no doubt that Pat Dye – Auburn’s former head coach and current top spokesman – is proud […]

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The Tebow Worship Must Stop

Watching the FSU-Florida game today, Tebow’s last in the Swamp, was almost unbearable. Never in my years have I witnessed an entire broadcast dedicated to the worship of one player in particular. In a nutshell, our friends Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson slobbered all over themselves for three and a half hours, pausing on occasion to talk […]

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