Ruby’s Road Trip: Auburn Plains
If you’ve made the trip to Auburn before, then you probably know how this article is going to play out.
This is the absolute worst. I don’t know what makes it so unbearable, but it just is. It wasn’t my first time in the Plains, but it will definitely be my last.
I did the trek in 2019 and had the whole university experience. I went to a nightclub, was sick of being pushed around and went for pizza. The next day I ended up in front of a cousin’s best friend’s mother’s hatchback, then entered the stadium. I remember being in awe of the scenery and then pissed off after the game. Ole Miss was about to beat them but couldn’t.
There was no Uber to find, so my friends and I waited in a Taco Bell for two hours until it was available. If you’ve ever wondered if paying $ 30 on Doritos Locos tacos is possible for one person, it is.
Things looked a little different this year. Due to the kick off time, I decided to leave on Saturday morning. The road is quite scenic this time of year so it really wasn’t bad. We arrived around 2pm and tried to find a place to eat. I took to Twitter for all of your best suggestions, and some of the more attractive places were already closed. Sigh.
We ended up at a random sushi place which was pretty good before we worked on the game.
This is where things get complicated. Online he said one of the best places to park would be at the Auburn Mall. They have public transport buses that pick you up and drop you off after the game. It seemed like a good idea, so we did. Getting there was great and there was no problem.
However, after the game it was an absolute nightmare.
There was over an hour of waiting just to get on the buses. I have been subject to many Auburn fans dissecting the victory and how Auburn was not supposed to win this game. (I kept my mouth shut and didn’t mention you were really undecided.) The only thing that got me through these events was imagining Auburn being completely wiped out by Alabama in the ‘Iron Bowl, then losing his head coach a week later.
Once we were finally on board the bus ride took 45 minutes when it should have taken around 10. It was truly amazing that something could be so poorly designed. To make matters worse, I was not staying in Auburn on Saturday night and thought it would be a good idea to head to Birmingham for the night.
A disappointing loss, a terrible transit, a 6pm kick-off, then a 2 hour drive to Birmingham after the match makes a terrible combo. I drowned my sorrows with Whataburger at 2:30
Gray Hardison of Red Cup offered some wise advice that all Ole Miss fans should listen to. I received this text after Saturday’s game.
âI don’t know if you are staying in Auburn tonight, but if you are, kudos for joining all of the other Ole Miss fans who realize that every trip to Auburn should be limited to the game and go back to the game. car to leave. â
I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the game itself, as it will only make me angry. Auburn was absolutely electric the entire game. This stadium was so much fun and so loud that it continued to be impressive.
Before kickoff, they always fly the eagle overhead, then whatever the name of the cry is. The eagle is fine and I really wish it had taken off, but everything else pre-game is weird. If you haven’t been to Jordan-Hare recently, then you don’t know their absolute monster of a video board. It’s incredibly handy when you watch the referee calls blown in replay. The crowd remained consistently loud throughout the game and was almost full the entire time.
The best part for me was after the game was over. The student section is on the other side and out of control. Ole Miss students, if you are reading this, be better. As soon as they won the speaker started playing Swag Surfin ‘. I’m an absolute fan of this song, so when I saw them all swinging and dancing to it, I was fiercely jealous.
Not to mention the whole team that runs there and dances with them. In my fury I had to watch Smoke Monday stand up and dance to my favorite song with the whole section. If I hadn’t been so impressed, I would have been deeply in my feelings.
Auburn just didn’t impress me. I’m grotesque about it, but I don’t care. Toilet paper in the trees is extremely cool, but everything else in Auburn can suck it up.
Especially Bo Nix.
See you guys on the next Ruby Road Trip when I’m heading to Starkville …