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Chizik booed at Talladega

Posted on: April 18, 2011 1:05 pm

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

BREAKING NEWS: Alabama fans don't care for Auburn. Or anyone remotely associated with Auburn, like say, a Tiger gymnast striking a Heisman pose in Alabama's gym. Or, more obviously, Gene Chizik.

So it shouldn't surprise you that Chizik's presence as the official announcer of "Gentlemen, start your engines" at this weekend's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway was greeted by the Tide fans in attendance with ... booing. Speaking as college football fans, we wouldn't have it any other way, right?

Auburn fans had the last laugh anyway, what with it being their (reigning Iron Bowl and national champion) coach asked to make the announcement in the first place, and Michael Waltrip driving this Auburn-themed car during the race to honor the Tigers' 2010 season:

Unfortunately, the color scheme didn't seem to help Waltrip much as he finished 28th, no doubt exactly the kind of finish Tide fans were hoping for.


Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 9:57 am

Chizik booed at Talladega

Did you notice that the tree comment came from a Florida fan not an Auburn fan?  The Bammers on here are a little touchy today.  UofF got all of you going, didn't he?

Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 10:38 pm

Chizik booed at Talladega

I had no idea PerlFreak... that is crazy.  It's hard to tell which Auburn spent more money on, aquiring Cam Newton, the mobile NCAA violation Tiger Prowl bus, or saving the trees.  Out of the three, the trees are the best investment.... in the end, they'll have them longer than a single season.

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 10:08 pm

Chizik booed at Talladega

Screw Auburn and screw the fans.

Auburn cries about those trees all the time as a distraction.   Auburn has been claiming those trees were dieing for years now - because of what Auburn does to them.

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2011 6:40 pm

Chizik booed at Talladega

Rumor has it Cecil Newton was the major sponsor of the car and paid for the special paint job. Just kidding.UofF, is that the kind of nonsense you would like to see from us Bama fans or more along the lines of, we donated money as a school to help save the trees, how much did you spend personally? I know in speaking for myself i gave and am proud to say that I despise anyone who would commit such an act in the name of a school or rivalry. Get a life and let it drop, grudges are hard to break between our two schools as it is without help from mindless morons trying to start something where there is nothing.

Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:44 pm

Chizik booed at Talladega

One dumb@ss fan did that and the rest of us are paying for it.  One idiot does NOT represent the entire Bama population.  Hell, he was even from Texas.  Nobody has been giving the Texas residents a hard time over it.  That makes about as much since as blaming all Bama fans.

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 2:54 pm

Chizik booed at Talladega

Tide fans should lay off a bit since you guys have been so civil in your guys still have trees on your campus....classy fans

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