Monday, April 4, 2011

Auburn: Win it For . . . is closed to submissions.

Thank you to everyone who contributed.

I had hoped to interest a book publisher in the site but have found no takers as of yet.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Win it For . . .

Win it for Bo Jackson--who has been so amazing in his support this season--and the rest of the 1983 team, who should have moved up from No. 3 to No. 1 when No. 1 Nebraska and No. 2 Texas lost, only to be passed over for a Miami team who beat a supposedly "unbeatable" media-darling team;

Win it for Stan White, who led his Tigers to 10 victories; for Patrick Nix, who came in for an injured White on 4th down against Alabama and threw the most improbable of all improbable touchdown passes; and for the rest of the 1993 team, who vanquished all opponents and were the only undefeated team in the country, but would not be voted No. 1 because the press decided that season that teams on probation were not supposed to be voted No. 1--even though teams on probation before and since then have been;

Win it for Jason Campbell, Cadillac Williams, Ronnie Brown, and the rest of the 2004 team, who won every game but were denied the title game based on style points, who watched as Oklahoma was crushed and shown not to belong in the game, and who learned later that USC was using ineligible players;

Win it for all the people who were ever told they didn't deserve the success they'd earned, who ever heard they had not lived up to a subjective standard, that there was something wrong with the system, that they didn't belong and should know their place, but who persevered anyway;

But most of all, win it for yourselves. Such moments as these are rare and fleeting, so make the most of it: soak it in, have some fun, and kick some butt.

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