Inside the Iron Bowl: Burning Rivalry Questions with Auburn & Alabama Superfans

Marc Torrence@marctorrenceAlabama Lead WriterNovember 25, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 29:  An Alabama fan shows his support as the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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With the Iron Bowl coming up, Bleacher Report came up with a list of questions to ask a diehard Alabama and Auburn fan and compare their responses.

Our Alabama fan is Hunter Johnson. Johnson attended Alabama from 2004-2010 and has been a fan for life. He's also developed a large following on twitter, where he frequently tweets about the Tide.

Our Auburn fan is Jeremy Henderson. Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and serves the community as a local historian and authority on all things Auburn and Auburn fandom.

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Jeremy Henderson
Hunter Johnson
It's probably a toss up between the lack of a capacity for introspection, and the houndstooth fetish.What's the worst thing about Auburn/Alabama fans?Their obsession with Alabama. Not to say we aren’t obsessed with them, but they just take it to an entirely different level.
I think about my family and how I should be working even harder to provide for them. Cam makes me want to be a better man. He's an inspiration.What do you think when you hear the name Cam Newton?Pain
I think about this book I read once about how this guy supposedly overheard Bear Bryant and Wally Butts fixing the 1962 Bama-Georgia game. It was a really good book.What do you think when you hear the name Bear Bryant?Second greatest football coach of all time. Saban is first
It's easy to say Bo or Cam but that's kind of like saying Jesus is your favorite Bible character. Growing up, I loved Lawyer Tillman.Who is your favorite player in school history?Barrett Jones
According to a 2011 study by the Birmingham Business Journal, Tuscaloosa's "brainpower index" is freakishly low. Way lower than Auburn's. So I'm going to say that.What’s the worst thing about Tuscaloosa/Auburn?The traffic on Wire Road after we beat them down there.
I guess there's no specific thought beyond What Do I Need To Do To Not Be Hearing This Right Now? It's an instinctual spiritual revulsion.What do you think when you hear War Eagle/Roll Tide?How does one war an eagle?
No.Is Alabama’s current run good for college football?I don’t care. It’s good for me.
It's the Tide's first visit to Jordan-Prayer Stadium. Expect a miracle. See you at Toomer's...Iron Bowl prediction?41-24. If we play the way we should, we should beat them by 20. But I’m factoring in some typical ‘God Thing’ from Auburn happening.

 Auburn lead writer Justin Lee interviewed Henderson and provided the Auburn responses for this piece.


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