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Charlie Morris begins his Iron Bowl barbeque on an enormous grill. For this community affair, Auburn tailgaters all come prepared to feed more than just the invited tailgaters. It is difficult, even for an Alabama fan, to go hungry on The Plains.
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Some fans tailgate with their own tents, grills, TVs and beer. Some fans rent tents set up by professional tailgating businesses. What is for certain is that on Iron Bowl weekend, if you are a football fan, you are tailgating.
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Two members of the same family have very different reactions to the roasting "baby elephant" being cooked atop two LSU fans' "cajun microwave." Requiring equal parts creativity and dedication two, LSU tailgaters sewed a sausage onto the snout of a pig to create the "elephant."
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Auburn students waiting outside of the student section entrance five hours before kickoff display their cards for "College Kids Tailgate." Yes, these students have cards made specifically for when they tailgate. The opposite side of the card is orange. These die-hards already had a post-game tailgate planned regardless of the outcome.
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Though they were saddened by the loss, these fans did not let their rivalry embitter them against each other (too much). No matter which team won, everyone was out to party after the game.
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Auburn fans, upset by the loss, gather around Toomer's Corner to sing the fight song and taunt Alabama fans. When the taunting got out of control, this police officer stepped in to gently remind the students that Auburn fans have manners. He left with a War Eagle.
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When asked why his dog was dressed in the enemy's garb, this Alabama fan explained "It's my mom's!". It is not uncommon for households to be divided by football loyalty.
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Sure, they may be enemies during the game, but beforehand Alabama and Auburn fans will still pose for a picture.
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What their football team ultimately lacked in grit, Auburn fans made up for in creativity and enthusiasm. Look closely and you'll see that this student has made Auburn's signature "AU" symbol by painting his beard.
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It is not enough to simply dress up for an Auburn game. Orange vans, cadillacs, and pickup trucks are a common sight during the Iron Bowl weekend.
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Whereas some fans celebrate the greatness of their respective schools, it is basically an Iron Bowl tradition to disparage the opposing fanbase. This Auburn fan was running around campus shouting 'row tie.'
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There simply are no limits to the amount of school paraphernalia fans will wear. When it comes to expressing spirit, Auburn fans know how to throw down.
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While some couples choose a tropical honeymoon destination and bask in the equatorial sun, Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, who just got married on Wednesday, could not find a more suitable honeymoon destination than Auburn, Alabama, where they hoped to bask in the sorrows of their in-state rivals.
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Auburn and Alabama fans alike crowd behind ESPN's Gameday set to display their signs.
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