Football Saturday In The South
My guess is you haven't finished your shopping yet. The flat-screen television is out of the question as is the Capital One Bowl tickets complete with hotel and airline accommodations.
So what do you buy that special someone who loves Auburn and college football? Well here are some last minute ideas that will make anyone on your list happy...
- Stadium Stories... By Phillip Marshall... I just finished this excellent read about the history of Auburn football. I thought I knew everything about Auburn football but Phillip actually taught me a few things. This is a must for all Auburn people. Here's the link to order... Stadium Stories.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia... This is the most complete book ever written on college football. If you have a question about any team (and I do mean any team) this book has the answer. It's huge. Your friends will never stump you again. I ordered a copy today. Here's the link to order...ESPN CF Encyclopedia.
- NCAA College Football 06 (Video Game for Playstation 2 and Xbox)... This is the most realistic college football video game around. If you know someone who doesn't have it, buy it. If you don't have it, buy it for yourself. It's as close as you'll ever get to playing in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Here's the link..NCAA College Football.
- Auburn Sports Prints By Greg Gamble...Greg Gamble paints all the magical moments in Auburn football history. From Ronnie Brown's bruising run at Tennessee last year to Carnell's 80 yard run against Bama in 2003, Gamble has you covered. I promise you can't go wrong with one of these prints. The best place to buy is from AuburnArt.com.
- Iron Bowl Gold Book and Calendar By Daniel Moore... Daniel Moore, the famed Alabama artist (he also painted Bo Over The Top) has come out with an awesome book on the Iron Bowl. It's complete with many paintings of big moments in Auburn/Alabama history. It also includes old newspaper articles from the Birmingham Post-Herald and Birmingham News. I have to say that Moore has been very equal in his treatment of Auburn in this book and calendar. I guess that's because we're not suing him. The calendar is really cool. It has twelve paintings of big Auburn wins in the Iron Bowl. You can order it directly from Moore at http://www.newlifeart.com/
- Tiger Rags Spirit Club... My father-in-law has been giving this to me for more than 10 years and I still look forward to it every year. For $50 you get five game day shirts plus 20% off all purchases made at the Tiger Rags Store in Auburn. But the best part is the annual sale. Usually on the first Saturday in December the store opens for Spirit Club members to shop at a 50% discount. And that's on everything in the store. It has become an Auburn tradition for many. Here's the link to order...Tiger Rags.com.
- Capital One Bowl T-Shirts... Every Auburn fan would love to wear one of these shirts (they come in long and short sleeves) and show it off to their Bama friends. While we'll be basking in the 80 degree Orlando sun, it will be a balmy 30 degrees in Dallas for the Tide. Here's the link to order...Anders-Bookstore.com.
- 2005 Iron Bowl Video With Complete Game Broadcast...This is a hot item this year. This video includes the entire game with extras from the post game. Commentary is provided by CSS Sports. Here's the link...JMBooks.com.
This should get you through the holiday season and as a bonus your family and friends will still love you.