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Hey everyone. My amateur camera and I rolled around the Athletic Corridor today and collected some scenery for you.

Auburn Arena is basically finished. It's time for landscaping and fixtures.

The new soccer/track complex is not basically finished.

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This is the entrance nearest Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. This is where the high rollers will be entering the party.

A better shot of the large eagle that gives me the creeps. That eye followed me across the parking lot. I felt shame for some reason.

This is the side farthest from BEMC. This entrances faces the new quad that includes the new student housing and dining hall.

Here is perhaps the largest Auburn Creed on earth.

Please tell me there is a professor, administrator, former student, anyone more deserving of a residence hall. Aubie Hall? This is located directly north of the student ticket entrance.

Lots and lots and lots of bike racks.

Here's the track/soccer facility as seen from near the football practice fields.

Here it is from the track side.

Another angle for you engineering types.

Here's a hoopty version of the TIGER PROWL bus. I like this one better. As seen from Wire Road.


Blogger ehyou said...


11:36 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I can't wait to see it. Seriously.

11:37 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

i like the large bird. it looks cool in person. got to see it at graduation last friday.

11:38 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Do you know who built it?

11:38 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

what's going on at the track/soccer facility?

11:47 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said... answered with photos. cool. thanks.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Harbert built the arena.

Not sure about the other project.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I like the large AU creed.

Aubie Hall? ..kinda corny.

11:50 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Good job Homer. I hope to make a few games this year (basketball).

11:50 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Very corny.

The sign is so small ... maybe it's a temporary name?

11:51 AM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...

haha, the Tiger Prowler hoopty bus has its own website. check it:


11:52 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Jay, did you see my question near the end of last thread? Concerning upgrade of Hotties to the Ring of Fire.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Scottie ... I'm gonna guess track and soccer.

11:53 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Thanks for the tour, Jay. That bus looks wild, but it is an attention getter.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Digger ... I'll go back and take a gander.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

It is time for the current RoF crew (minus our latest class) to talk about enshrinement.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I haven't followed the Arena construction except on for what has been brought up on the HABOTN.

Learning that Harbert built the Arena explains how it got done so fast. For years Harbert has been the pre-eminent fast-track, cost-plus construction company in Ala. I'm sure that Harbert is still full of top AU grads ...and the Harbert family steps up for AU regularly.

12:04 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Thanks JGT. I may not make it but there are others that deserve it.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Nice pictures JGT. Toured the arena after A-Day game. Don't know how I missed the eagle in the window!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jay ...just did a quick peruse of the names on the front page.

Looks like it might be a big 'ol class of inductees.

12:10 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'm on a bus

12:15 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Everybody get their Jay Jacobs e-mail and run out and purchase SEC baseball tournament tickets? I'm still deciding. If I lived in B'ham, I would be there.

12:16 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Love the Arena! Thanks JayG.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Nice pics Homer.

Looking at the "Feeling the Heat" lineup, I notice more than a few who've been mysteriously absent lately. Who knows what's up with LUV, J-Z, IV, Aero (actually, I think we all do), just to name a few? Inquiring minds, well mine at least...

12:22 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Some people slip away during the offseason, return on Reporting Day. It's the circle of life.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Luv is blocked out at work, apparently.

J-Z and Carmela are continuing their whirlwind romance at a kibbutz in Israel.

IV met a nice lady at the home and the spend their days enjoying tapioca.

Aero swoops in from time to time.

Quitstina, a RoF member, is apparently being held captive by her zoo animals and a new bidness venture.

12:25 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...


12:29 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Anybody been through a retreatment of a root canal? If so, is it any worse than the original procedure? Unfortunately, that's what is on my agenda for next week. Not happy about it...

12:30 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I eat tapioca, when all other eatables are gone. Keep it in my pantry so I don't starve.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I'm aware of Quitstina's current status/obligations. I was not aware of Tapioca man. I think I may have assumed that to be the case for Luv.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Carmela ... I sure do miss "her".

12:32 PM  
Blogger Scott Coats said...

Thanks for the pics Jay. These combined with the pics of the interior I've seen almost make me want to drive 4 hours to see a B-ball game.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Ehyou, how did you answer my question before I posted it? I really hope "tapioca" is not a major part of my future diet.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Scott Coats said...

I should've said 4 hours one way

12:32 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Her, him or it.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Carmela was fun in "her" time here.

12:34 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I got to go find something to eat

besides tapioca. catch you later

12:35 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I told you guys already, both Kristeenuh and FSJ have been kidnapped by puppets. I tried to save them with a containment dome. Didn't work. Still open to other rescue options.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

"She" was quite an attention whore, uh, interesting person.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Zookeeper is pretty into this business venture of hers. I hope she makes a million dollars and donates at least $2,000 to the HABOTN Tailgate Fund, LLC.

12:36 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

How about good ol' Salsa Shark? He is such a joy when he's around.

12:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Never had a RC ChocoScott. Are you reduced to pudding consumption?

12:40 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ehyou - I maintain that we do in fact hear from Salsa somewhat regularly albeit under a different alias.

12:41 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Not to divert attention from former bloggers, just heard something surprising on Atlanta sports talk radio (you can see my other note at the end of the other thread) Star Jackson to Georgia State. Really?!?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Salsa Shark....blast from the past.

12:41 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Was it this puppet --------->>>>>> that took FSJ and Zookeeper captive?

12:42 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Should be pointing to my avatar. Oops.

12:42 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I saw that bus on Wire Road out by the old Feed & Seed next to the trailer park when we left the baseball game on Sat. Very impressive!

12:45 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I agree Norm. I'll refer to him/her as....Debbie Downer. How's that?

12:47 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I believe we're on the same page.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

No pudding consumption now. Just hoping that's not my full menu for next week.

12:48 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

I went to the website to see the bus and I want to know why the women always look hawt and the men always look like the just came out to the field? Do men ever dress up for the women?

12:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I saw Trovon Reed and Justin Delanie on campus today. Getting started early ...

12:49 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

WEG: Rarely.

To be fair, I didn't dress up often in college. I met my lady friend early on, though, so maybe that explains it?

12:50 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

WEG - I can't remember the last article of clothing I wear which I personally bought. Hot Wife tends to such things for me. So, I dress how she wants me to dress which for the most part is pretty cool with me.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Norm, so she digs it when guys wear big "MM"s on their shirt?

12:59 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I didn't realize Jackie Sherrill sued the NCAA 5 years ago for forcing him out of coaching. It evidently is ongoing.

1:00 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Dude, you don't even wear pants.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...


Looks like the Adult Soccer league they are starting in my small home town of Villa Rica is a go and I'm signed up. Can't wait. Should be a blast.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I want more details about the Hugh Nall lawsuit. Where does everything stand there? The irony of why Tubs was able to fill a job at Texas Tech and that lawsuit are funny.

1:02 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

What position, bro?

1:05 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...


1:07 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

All the greats in soccer are known by one name.

Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and now ...


1:09 PM  
Blogger scottie b carmichael said...


1:10 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

There are a couple of guys at my place of employment (that also has a prof soccer stadium across the parking lot) that play in an adult league in the area. They often come to work bruised and limping. I think we're too old for that stuff.

1:12 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Stick me out on the right wing with a decent CF and I'll put the ball on his head everytime.

Wait, what are we talking about again?

1:14 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

....not that there's anything wrong with that.

1:18 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I never dressed up in college. My first semester of sophomore year, my earliest class was Music Appreciation at 12:30. I generally woke up at 12ish, ate a pop tart, and walked over in my t-shirt, house shoes, and pajama pants. Ahhhhhhhhh, college.

1:19 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I should say on Tuesday and Thursdays it was my earliest class. Had an 8:00 on MWF. I came in very late a lot and made a C. And now I have a job.

I am an Educated American! Woohoo!

1:22 PM  
Blogger AUnMobilz (CAM-"Da Man") said...

Afternoon HOTTIES....Michael TMI on the house shoes and Pajama pants!

1:26 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

I think it's time we put Feng in the RoF.

1:28 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Not a fan of the all white baseball helmet/jersey/pants.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Lowcountry- Probably...but I'm cruisin for a bruisin

1:29 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

My class attending apparel was generally a pair of shorts, t-shirt, flip flops and a ball cap.

1:31 PM  
OpenID AUEE13 said...

Yeah, the new Village dorms have some interesting names. Maybe it's advertising to get someone to donate enough to take Aubie's spot?

Although I bet Aubie won't let it go without a fight.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

hmmmmm ......we need somthing controversial or fun to discuss. Otherwise we'll end up with another Ding Dong discussion.

I've given up on $aban leaving the 'necks, so that leaves the Big 10 expansion. Barnhart has a good article with some choice, candid Jim Delaney's opinions on NCAA wealth redistribution.

1:33 PM  
Blogger MiniWEG said...

I LOVE the huge Auburn Creed. It is one of my favorite things about Auburn. I really feel like it sets us apart from a lot of "others." Sorry, cheesy reminiscing over.
Aubie Hall? Seriously? It's gotta be temporary. Just like "Auburn Arena" and "Auburn Student Union" are temporary. When this recession lets up, some big shot will donate enough money to change all those temp names to whatever they decide. A lot of students my senior year wanted the union to be the Vincent "Bo" Jackson Student Union, which we would all shorten to "The Bo." However, contrary to popular belief, students have no say so in anything anymore. It's all about the money.

1:34 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Something controversial?

That's my cue...

1:35 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Eddie soccer, if it "dudn't keelya" will ensure you keep the weight off.

I'm on the phone with No Ga. hillbillies all day and just gotta let some of it back out.

1:38 PM  
OpenID AUEE13 said...

Some guys are calling the new student union "Foy Terminal" because they think it looks like an airport on the inside.

1:38 PM  
OpenID AUEE13 said...

Conference expansion? Bring back Tech. I don't care if the spurned the SEC, I'm a younger generation and I never got to experience the rivalry. Plus I want the Wreck Tech Pajama Parade.

Of course walking the concourse before 10 AM is a pajama parade in itself.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

MiniWEG ...sorry to bust the utopian perfect world balloon blown up by your professors, but ITS ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY and I hate it as much as the next guy.

Conversely, if it's not about the money, then what's left ..the commune-ity?

1:43 PM  
Blogger MiniWEG said...

Oh Hoopie, bless you. My professors never lead me to believe in a "perfect utopian world" as you put it. I'm pretty sure I learned that lesson in the private high school I went to for 4 years. It's definitely ALL about the money.
I guess I'm just wishing I had some. :)

1:50 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

Ah... the concourse before 10am... I think I saw it once.

1:50 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Lowcountry...was it before an 11:30 kick-off?

1:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...


1:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

IS NO...

1:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...


1:52 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I am not Salsa Shark. Not that there was a question about that.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Do any of you know why Ray Melcik left the B'ham News?

1:53 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I think we established Salsa Shark was a sensible man.

1:54 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Sorry Sensi. I heard he did, but not why.

1:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Ray Melick's farewell article.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Sensi ... I presume he took the buyout ... several folks throughout the newsroom did, according to industry sources.

2:00 PM  
OpenID AUEE13 said...

Ah, wow. Somehow I missed that Melick was leaving. That's surprising (to me, at least).

2:03 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

PF - I never thought it was you.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Thanks for the confidence, Norm.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

My ballot is in.

2:26 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

If I were talking about Peter in secret I would use code name 'Sunshine Pumper'.

2:28 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Or Pete, right?

2:37 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

In the trucking world, Peterbilt is sometimes known as simply "Pete."

2:40 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

E-Bro... Saturdays don't count. I definitely saw the concourse early, but I seem to remember a couple that could have just been really late Friday nights.

3:04 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I always tried to line-up my classes from 8-11. That way party time could commence around noonish.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Homer - you wanna know what I'd like to hear? I'll tell you what I'd like to hear - some Pawlowski audio clips. That'd be awesome! Will you make that happen for me?

3:09 PM  
Blogger Jet, The Smezmerizer said...

Aubie Hall sounds good to me. My favorite contribution of Aubie was the day he stole the 4-wheeler from the grounds crew at Mississippi State and secruity was chasing him around the grassy areas (now enclosed) beyond the north end zone. Fortunately, they didn't tase him, but did eject him from the game.

The Bo sounds fabulous.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

I like Norm's request. If this were Facebook, I'd just push the button that says that.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

Jet, I remember that "Stite" game well. That crew of Aubies was also involved in the Arkansas altercation that resulted in the razorback's broken nose if I remember correctly.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

You know what, Norm?


3:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Someone named vironic had this to say on Ray Melick's final blog post:

"Your Post-Herald work was much better than your writing on the News staff. Mailing it in, maybe?"

The world is full of bitter people with so much hostility in their hearts. That's all you can say there.

3:35 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Everyone's a critic.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Lowcountry Tiger said...

JGT that's the reason I can't read most of the other blogs coming out of al: just too many mean people. I actually think the folks in bammerham are going to miss Melick.

Glad we're kinder and gentler here... well, except for Michael.

3:42 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Behind the protection of the internet everyone can say whatever they want with no repercussion...right?

However, Jay G's right, there are far too many bitter people out in this world.

6:48 PM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said... is leading the league in bitter posters.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

they need to make some lemonade

9:32 PM  

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