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Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Auburn’s thirst for national titles can’t be slaked

  • 1:31 pm Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Mark Bradley
Ho, hum. Another day, another Auburn title. (Hyosub Shin/AJC)

At the rate this is going, Auburn and Alabama won’t stop until one or the other, if not both, has laid claim to every football national championship since Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 on Nov. 6, 1869. (And we all know Auburn and/or Alabama would have beaten either of those Northerners had the Southern bastions of higher learning gotten around to fielding a team.)

Alabama claims 15 national titles, some of dubious pedigree. (Here’s the story by Jon Solomon detailing how the school annexed No. 12.) Not to be outdone by its best buddy, Auburn is making eyes at past [More]

Big shock: Auburn fans are mad at Bama signee

  • 3:42 pm Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by Mark Bradley
If you're an Auburn fan, that's a scarlet "A." (AP photo)

Speaking of loutish fan behavior — as we just did on, our premium site, in a column regarding Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State — Andrew Bone of reports that Alabama signee Rashaan Evans, who’s from Auburn and who’s the son of two Auburn alums, and his family are suffering the kneejerk wrath of Auburn backers. (Esteemed colleague Michael Carvell addressed the issue yesterday.)

In Bone’s story, Evans is quoted as saying:

Someone actually put out an article about my family’s business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are eventually going to start losing money. [More]