Time had run out and it looked like this game would be decided in overtime, but after an official review, one second was put back on the clock. Just enough time for one fateful play that would decide more than the outcome of this game.
This was a fascinating finish to a meaningful football game – #1 Alabama versus #4 Auburn in the November 30, 2013 Iron Bowl. Odds are high the “Loser” would not be playing in the “Final” BCS National Championship game. My guess is, this play will find it’s way into historical significance as far as sports go and Chris Davis, if he does not play professional football, would be wise to stay in Auburn, Alabama after he finishes school. He will be a hometown hero for the rest of his life.
The following clip is from Auburn University’s broadcast and different (audio and video) than what was televised this past Saturday on CBS.
On a side note, I was a bit confused on the “War Eagles” thing, until I read this from the school’s official web site:
“War Eagle” is Auburn’s battle cry, not a mascot or nickname. The most popular story about the battle cry dates back to the first time Auburn met Georgia on the football field in 1892 and centers around a spectator who was a veteran of the Civil War. In the stands with him that day was an eagle the old soldier had found on a battlefield during the war. He had kept it as a pet for almost 30 years. According to witnesses, the eagle suddenly broke free and began majestically circling the playing field. As the eagle soared, Auburn began a steady march toward the Georgia end zone for a thrilling victory. Elated at their team’s play and taking the bird’s presence as an omen of success, Auburn students and fans began to yell “War Eagle” to spur on their team. At the game’s end, the eagle took a sudden dive, crashed into the ground, and died. But the battle cry “War Eagle” lived on to become a symbol of the proud Auburn spirit.
On another side note, as I was trying to figure out which categories to put this clip into, I was listening to the commentators and they had me laughing, so I checked the “Humorous” box as well as Sports. Rod Bramblett is the voice of the Auburn Tigers and the main voice heard in this clip. I have yet to identify the other commentator (The “OH MY GOD!” guy).