National Champion Auburn Tigers or War Eagles?

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January 11, 2011 by David Gillaspie

The big news of Auburn University’s win over the University of Oregon Ducks comes with the opportunity to expand the Auburn brand.

Here’s a few new ideas to get quality recruits:

Instead of a traditional White House visit, where there are no tigers, head to Vegas. 

Everybody likes a tiger.

Instead of the old Auburn University fight song:

War… Eagle, fly down the field.
Ever to conquer, never to yield.
War… Eagle, fearless and true.
Fight on, you orange and blue.
Go! Go! Go!
On to vict’ry, strike up the band.
Give ‘em hell, give ‘em hell;
Stand up and yell, Hey! War…Eagle win for Auburn,
Power of Dixie Land!

Upgrade to classic William Blake:

In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water’d heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

If classic Blake doesn’t pass muster, try classic Buck Owens.  The Bakersfield Sound is a winner everywhere:

I’ve got a tiger by the tail
It’s plain to see
I won’t be much when you get through with me
Well, I’m a losing weight and a turnin’ mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

Well, I thought the day I met you
You were meek as a lamb
Just the kind to make my dreams and plans
But now the pace we’re livin’
Takes the wind from my sail
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

I’ve got a tiger by the tail
It’s plain to see
I won’t be much when you get through with me
Well, I’m a losing weight and a turnin’ mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

Every night you drag me where
The bright lights are found
There ain’t no way to slow you down
I’m about as helpless as a leaf in a gale
And it looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

I’ve got a tiger by the tail
It’s plain to see
I won’t be much when you get through with me
Well, I’m a losing weight and a turnin’ mighty pale
Looks like I’ve got a tiger by the tail

This is the year of the Auburn Tiger.  Secretly, the Oregon Ducks are glad y’all won.  What sort of change would their fight song get?

Oregon, our Alma Mater
We will guard thee on and on
Let us gather round and cheer her
Chant her glory Oregon
Roar the praises of her warriors
Sing the story Oregon
On to victory urge the heroes
Of our mighty Oregon!
Go Ducks Go!
Fight Ducks Fight!
Go!
Fight!
Win Ducks Win!

Shirley Ellis wrote The Name Game.  It could be the new Oregon fight song:

Duck, Duck, bo buck, bananna fanna fo f_ _ _.

Hmmm, maybe not.  Best to keep the traditional song.

Congratulations to Auburn for their tremendous win.

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2 thoughts on “National Champion Auburn Tigers or War Eagles?

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    • David Gillaspie says:

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