Photo Courtesy of Ryan Brown
I am a huge Auburn fan. I graduated from Auburn, my parents graduated from Auburn, my grandfather was a professor at Auburn, heck I was even born there. I bleed orange and blue. I have been to many Auburn football games in my life but Saturday nights game was on of the best games I have been to in a long time. Not only because we won the game but the spirit of the Auburn fans at the game seems to be at an all time high.
If you live in the south you are very aware we have been getting an incredible amount of rain the past two weeks. Saturday night was no exception. It had rained off and on all day but nothing too serious until shortly after my girlfriend and I found seats in the student section. With about 7 minutes to kickoff the bottom falls out. It was some of the hardest rain I have seen in quite some time.
The announcer asked everyone to leave the stands due to inclement weather. No one in the student section budged. In fact many of the fans throughout the stadium stayed in their seats. Next thing you know, through the pounding of the rain, you begin to hear CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”. Everyone, and I mean everyone, begins to sing the song at the top of their lungs. It was awesome.
After an hour and 15 minutes of pounding rain, cheers, and music, the rains let up and the teams take the field. At that point I began to think the rain storm proved what had only seemed to be true before. The Auburn faithful have been recharged by their teams new confidence and ability. They have weathered the storm and are here to show they are behind their team 100%.
Auburn started out slow falling to 21-10 after the first quarter. But as the game progressed they made changes, stayed strong, and managed to pull out a victory winning 41-30. It was a victory not only for the players on the field but for the fans that have been there through the thick and thin. It just proves that no matter how hard the rain falls, how hard a season is, the spirit of Auburn will weather the storm. War Damn Eagle.