Friday, August 26, 2005

The GT / Auburn Rivalry

Check out this article on the Georgia Tech / Auburn rivalry. Most of the players evidently aren't aware of the history. First, as always, I love Chan Gailey's response to the history:

"We're not going down on a train,'' Gailey said when asked about the
rivalry's history, "so it really doesn't matter.''

The article goes back to look at some memorable moments, like these:

Nix's strongest memories involve former Auburn players. Bo Jackson sprinting down the sidelines for a late touchdown in a 17-14 Auburn win in 1985. The Tigers scoring twice in the final 22 seconds for a 20-10 win two years later when Lawyer Tillman caught a 4-yard pass in the back of the end zone, then Aundray Bruce returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown on the final play.

Let me tell you - that Aundrey Bruce INT - TD was a back-breaker. I was there. It was my freshman year, and it was also the last time we played Auburn until 1999. We're talking early Bobby Ross years, 16 game ACC losing streak years. Never have I witnessed defeat snatched from the jaws of victory so quickly, so stunningly, so depressingly.

What are your biggest heartbreakers? Certainly many FSU games come to mind. What are yours?