One of the more legendary games in SEC history ...
OK, now that I've posted the video, let me clarify exactly why I'm doing it (as if I need to). It's not to torture my Auburn friends (seriously, it's not -- stop looking at me like that). And it's not only because of the goofy "earthquake" aspect of the game (not a huge deal -- in the SEC, there are at least 7 different stadiums that can generate the same amount of noise on the right night).
Actually, it's because of my own personal history -- during this game, my parents, then living in Eufaula, hosted a dinner/game viewing party. Being a child who was constantly hearing things like, "Go play outside," I went back to my room to draw ... something. Whatever it was, I needed a blue lead pencil. Running down the hall to show off whatever it was I was drawing, I turned my head to see the television, bumped the wall, snapped the pencil and -- here's where it gets a little weird -- forced the shards and a piece of the lead into my hand. Blood, crying, old men showing off their own scars ... the whole works. A few days later I was in a hospital being treated for blood poisoning.
I still carry a blue mark on my right hand from the affair. So thank you, Tommy Hodson. You gave me a really bizarre story to share with the half-dozen folks who read this blog.