1/7 3:02 PM I sense in many of you a less than comforting drift in the Auburn character. Let me explain. I can usually differentiate between an Auburn fan and an Alabama fan without their being decked out in their respective regalia. It’s as easy to spot as is the difference between Nancy Reagan standing next to Rosie O’Donnell. With the Auburn fan there is a sense of “quiet elegance.” There is an easy, natural ora that says, “I’m happy with myself regardless of the way the winds of change blow.” As a fan, they are dedicated to their school and to a person are bitterly disappointed when those who represent The University fall below the character embodied by the Auburn Creed (as was the case when William Walker & Co. disgraced the Auburn family) This quiet elegance is contrasted by the typical Alabama fan’s “obnoxious arrogance” which is epitomized by an air of “rightful possession” rather than “merited achievement.” It is disheartening to see a drift toward that “obnoxious arrogance” in some of the posts I’ve read over the past two years. Auburn has meant something to me that transcends wins and losses. My proudest moment as an Auburn fan came in the midst of a humbling defeat to Arkansas in 1988 as explained in my profile. I hope we as a people aren’t losing that characteristic which distinguishes us from our friends and family who cheer for the Crimson Tide. While it is fun to play “Monday morning quarterback,” and I’ve enjoyed my share of playing that position, I hope we don’t lose that identifying characteristic that I believe defines and distinguishes the Auburn Family from the rest.
I'm a devout Mormon, an attorney, a Vietnam Vet (helicopter pilot) & retired Lt. Col, and an Auburn Man to the core.
Married to the same ONE wife(Auburn Grad 1969) since 1972, two children (son at the U of Utah) and one grandchild.
I played varsity baseball and basketball in high school; love golf but just don't get to play enough. Sported a 2 handicap in my younger days and now it's more like 18-19. I've authored three books, entitled "Happiness Found Along Life's Way," "The Atonement of Jesus Christ; Our Advocate with the Father," and recently "Room in the Inn."