The Piedmont

The Iron Bowl

November 25, 2017 in Auburn , AL



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Iron Bowl - Said to be the most hard-fought rivalry in all of sports, when the Iron Bowl starts the whole state will be chanting Roll Tide or War Eagle, two of the most sacred terms in the state Alabama. "The fiercest rivalry in all of college football takes place each year in late November as the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers meet in a series known as 'The Iron Bowl'. The series earned its name following years of matchups in Birmingham, known for its producing of iron. The series started in 1893 when the two teams met in Birmingham. The Auburn Tigers clinched the first win of the series, which was played not in November, but in February! The teams met again that same year, this time in Montgomery. The November game saw Auburn take its second win. Though the first game was played more than 120 years ago, the teams have not met that many times. That's because the Tide and Tigers skipped out between 1896 and 1900. That short absence was met with a much longer absence on a few years later that would last for decades. From 1907 to 1948 the in-state rivals avoided playing each other." - WSFA