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.