Can Auburn defeat the Sports Illustrated cover jinx in the SEC Championship game?
Auburn has gained possession of football owned by Alabama that’s probably worth $50,000 now and may be valued at $100,000 if the Tigers win the national championship.
You know which football this is.
It’s the one that was in the hands of Auburn’s Chris Davis, who returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown with no time on the clock in a miracle win over the Alabama dynasty.
Technically, the ball is owned by Alabama because in the SEC, just like the rest of the college football, teams use their own footballs on offense, including field goals. On the historic play, Alabama used its own football to attempt a 57-yard field goal.
Here’s where it gets interesting: During the wild celebration when fans rushed the field, an Auburn ball boy located and gained possession of the ball, according Bloomberg.com.
Technically the ball is still is owned by Alabama, but a spokesman for the Crimson Tide told the website that “I don’t think they would try to get the ball
If the BCS rankings were based on ticket demand, there would be at least one SEC team in the national championship game.
Out of the conference championship games featuring the nation’s top three teams, the SEC title match – as usual – is the hottest ticket.
Saturday’s showdown at the Georgia Dome between No. 3 Auburn (11-1) and No. 5 Missouri (11-1) is by far the most expensive ticket. An average ticket is selling for around $400, according to SeatGeek.com.
The cheapest nose-bleed tickets are $193, while you can get a much better view for up to $3,636, according to StubHub.com. There’s also suite tickets for sale for $20,000.
The average ticket price to watch No. 2 FSU vs. Duke in the ACC Championship is $71, while the average to observe No. 3 Ohio State against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship is $204.
Remember Tecmo Bowl, arguably the greatest video game for football ever created? Remember how it was almost impossible to tackle Bo Jackson, the former Auburn star?
The folks at the YouTube channel Tecmo Super Bowl have created a video commemorating the game-winning play in Auburn’s miraculous win over Alabama.
Watch it and let us know what you think:
When Auburn’s fans rushed the field to celebrate an improbable win over Alabama, someone took advantage of the opportunity to create a lasting memory.
We mean “forever memories. Permanent memories.
According to Auburn’s Turf Grass management team, someone apparently poured ashes on the field of Jordan-Hare Stadium at the conclusion of one of the greatest college football games ever.
— Auburn Turf Team (@auburnturf) December 2, 2013
Here’s where it gets even stranger:
According to several websites, including The War Eagle Reader, this isn’t the first time it’s happened. And that’s why the grounds crew recognized the ashes of human remains.
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Life is good for Chris Davis, the instant Auburn football legend.
It was the little-known Davis who miraculously returned a missed field goal attempt 100 yards for a touchdown to topple the Alabama dynasty on Saturday.
Davis has been lauded on Twitter, and everywhere else someone had an opportunity to heap on the praise.
On Monday, Davis returned to his classes at Auburn and was greeted with this:
Just got a standing ovation from my Geology class… Wow #WarEagle
— Chris Davis (@chris11au) December 2, 2013