Wednesday, January 12, 2011

~~~ WAR DAMN EAGLE !!! ~~~

Good morning Y'all !! Some of you may know that I am a die hard Auburn fan and I can't tell you how excited I am that my Tiger's won the National Championship Game against the Oregon Ducks, on Monday night !!! What a game that was!!! I had worked myself into a frenzy and by halftime,I had fever and chills ! lol I had been wanting to design a card for several months now, in honor of the great season Auburn was having, but I am afraid I would put a jinx on things. I felt well enough to throw this lil card together this morning.I used Plantin Schoolbook for the letters and Animal Kingdom for the Tiger. All the backgrounds were computer generated. Y'all might see more cards like this, cause I have several friends, I want to send cards to. The Tiger is our mascot, but we yell... War Eagle, as our battle cry and for those interested, here is the legend behind the battle cry.

The mythical War Eagle I has the most colorful story of all of the "War Eagles". War Eagle I's story begins in the Civil War. According to the legend, a soldier from Alabama was the sole Confederate survivor of a bloody battle. Stumbling across the battlefield, he came across a wounded young eagle. The bird was named Anvre, and was cared for and nursed back to health by the soldier. Several years later the soldier, a former Auburn student, returned to college as a faculty member, bringing the bird with him. For years both were a familiar sight on campus and at events. On the day of Auburn's first football game in 1892 against the University of Georgia, the aged eagle broke away from his master during the game and began to circle the field, exciting the fans. But at the end of the game, with Auburn victorious, the eagle fell to the ground and died.
This legend was originally published in 1960 in the Auburn Plainsman and was conceived by then-editor Jim Phillips. Though apocryphal, this tale is most often told as the beginning of the association of "War Eagle" with Auburn.

Thanks for taking a peek.....Waaaaaaaaar Damn Eagle !!!


Barb's Buggin Creations

I am a DIE HARD AU fan too. My Daddy went to Auburn way back in the day!! I live in SC but when the AU Tigers play I yell and scream loud enough those folks in Auburn can here me. I watched the game Monday night and I am proud of AUBURN. Thanks for sharing your love of AU too.


Congrats on the win:):)

Tammy E.

Such an adorable card. And you deserve to be happy! I am friends with a former co-worker on Facebook, and she graduated from Auburn. She too was quite excited! Enjoy the victory.


Well well well Miss Joy! You are one happy Lady! Congrats on your team winning. I think it is great that Alabama won it all last year and this year another 'Alabama State' team has won it all! Celebrate Miss Joy 'cus Alabama plans on getting ya'll next year!!! :)

The Scrappy Cottage

Great job on this card. So glad your team won.....


glad to see you up making a card!! missed you!
cute story about the eagle!
lovely card!


Congrats for your team! Great card and story. xxD

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