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2013 National Championship Game – Pasadena

January 7, 2014

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The 2013 Auburn Football season was one for the ages.  So many amazing games, and unlikely victories.  April and I were in Auburn for the Prayer at Jordan Hare, and two weeks later, I watched Kick Six from home screaming so loudly I’m surprised no one called the cops.  To cap off the season we played Florida State in the Rose Bowl for the National Championship.  Now, we didn’t win that game, but the trip was still a ton of fun!

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I flew in the day before the game and got to see the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  This is normally where USC plays, and the 1984 Olympics were held there.  Our game wasn’t played here, but I love seeing stadiums, so I took the chance to drive by!

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The next morning, I got up and met Kevin and Amanda for breakfast at The Griddle.  This is one of my favorite breakfast places ever, and it did not disappoint!

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We had a large group, and luckily we got a room in the back.  I’m guessing Amanda pulled some strings!

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The Pancakes are huge, and amazing…

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After meeting up with some other friends, we drove to the Hollywood sign.  Really it was just to waste time before the game, but it was fun to get a closer view!

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Looking back into LA from the Hollywood sign.

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Checking out the stadium while tailgating

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Watching Florida State warm up

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Pregame festivities with the Auburn University Marching Band!

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So, I don’t have any pictures after halftime.  Things were going well for us, but then took a hard turn south with 13 seconds left in the game.  There was an FSU fan sitting next to me, and he probably enjoyed the end of the game a little more than I did.  I was lucky enough to be in Glendale, Arizona at the game when Auburn beat Oregon for the 2010 National Championship, so I’ve been on the winning side of the game too!  But I guess you can’t win them all!

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Auburn vs Arkansas 2010

October 17, 2010

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The deeper into this football season we go, the more it looks like this could be a very special year for Auburn. I already have plans to go down to the Plains for the LSU and Georgia games, but Friday night something in me just really wanted to go down for Arkansas too. I didn’t have anyone in Atlanta going down that I knew of, but I loaded into the car Saturday morning anyways and joined some fraternity brothers once I got into town. Luckily, one of the people at our tailgate had an extra ticket which I bought at face value.

There’s always something special about Auburn in the Fall, but that could be said about most college campuses. Even still, there’s nothing I enjoy more than walking about campus with football in the air, and preferably a Barbecue House pork sandwich in my hand. The weather was perfect yesterday, and I loved it.

While inside J&M Bookstore, I overheard a father talking to his roughly five year old son –

Father: Here’s Cam Newton’s #2 jersey, do you want this one?
Son: No!! (nearly screaming)
Father: Son, you need to watch more football.

While I can’t say I really knew the people next to me in the stands, the only thing you need to have in common to feel at home with them is a love for the Tigers. By kickoff we were talking game strategy, and by the end of the first quarter we were high five-ing just like we were family. Partly though, it’s because we ARE family – it’s the Auburn family. I will say, that one guy’s high five’s were nearly lethal in the force he used to distribute them. I was almost convinced that one of us was going to leave Jordan Hare with a broken hand!

It was one of the best games I’ve ever attended. Just so much fun all around. After the game was over, Cam Newton went over to the student section, and they went bonkers. He is such a special athlete, and the students absolutely love him.

Upon leaving the stadium, I headed up to Toomer’s corner to take part in the post game celebration, and that is one party that never gets old. Eventually, I found my way back to my car to head home. I really didn’t want to leave, but at least it’s comforting to know that I’ll be back next week to do it all over again – hopefully with another W to end the night!

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