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Generally, we are the "authors" of "content" around here - "here" being a blog and not a message board. Recognize, we do, that you've come here not to contribute, but to consume. Nevertheless, there is the sporadic occasion where, either for our benefit or for to exercise the thinkifiers of the masses, we ask you a question. Today's question is ...

Will Auburn Go Bowling in 2008?
Speaking statistically, the State of Alabama is leading the SEC in big whopping surprises by a long-shot. Perhaps the two most shocking stories of 2008 are the rise of Alabama (though 8-0, Tiders, is still a long way from 12-0) and the fall of Auburn (because 4-4 ain't that far from 6-6). The loveliest village on the Plains has turned ugly...

A match-up with the Rebels on Saturday seems crucial to Auburn's bowl hopes. Five wins is almost a given with UT-Martin left on the schedule, but if Tubb's Tigers cannot tally a triumph on Saturday, the math looks dreary for the Plainsmen (Alabama and Georgia are unfriendly accountants).

Yeah, probably not, Tom.

So, this could certainly turn into a debate about who is the likely victor on Saturday (Ole Miss sits as the six-point favorite as of today), or it could be a consideration about whether a 6-6 SEC team gets left out. Whichever, the comparison of season-ending grudge matches - Egg and Iron - certainly tend to indicate a merrier Christmas in the Grove than down at Toomer's Corner.