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  • New tunnel, premium RV section at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule despite weather

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    Construction of a new oversized vehicle tunnel and premium RV infield parking section at Talladega Superspeedway is still on schedule to be completed in time for the April NASCAR race, despite large amounts of rainfall and unusual groundwater conditions underneath the track.

    Track Chairman Grant Lynch, during a news conference Wednesday at the track, said he’s amazed the general contractor, Taylor Corporation of Oxford, has been able to keep the project on schedule.

    “The amount of water they have pumped out of that and the extra engineering they did from the original design, basically to keep that tunnel from floating up out of the earth, was remarkable,” Lynch said.

  • Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

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    Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles.

    Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s key players, and more advanced infrastructure is on the way in the coming year.

    Hyundai expects to complete a key addition to its engine operations in Montgomery during the first half of 2019, while Honda continues to reap the benefits of a cutting-edge Alabama engine line installed several years ago.

  • Groundbreaking on Alabama’s newest aerospace plant made possible through key partnerships

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    Political and business leaders gathered for a groundbreaking at Alabama’s newest aerospace plant gave credit to the formation of the many key partnerships that made it possible.

    Governor Kay Ivey and several other federal, state and local officials attended the event which celebrated the construction of rocket engine builder Blue Origin’s facility in Huntsville.

Season 2 Episode 2: Best Auburn athlete nicknames

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As we continue to be without sports, hopefully for not much longer, the guys talk about their favorite Auburn nicknames from “Smoke” to the “Round Mound of Rebound.” They also discuss some of the recent happenings in recruiting, Auburn transfer news and Jared Harper’s new team.

Please note: As usual, this episode was recorded right before something newsworthy happened in the Auburn realm, so Cam Newton to the Patriots will be addressed in the next one.

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Season 2 Episode 1: We’re back and better than ever

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After a coronavirus-related shutdown, Drunk Aubie returns to talk what’s happening in the Auburn sports world, including players returning to campus and some testing positive for the virus, Pat Dye and recruiting.

The guys also discuss the best and worst parts of the quarantine and a lot of other randomness.

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3 months ago

Episode 48: Tiger Kings? 2020 March Madness recap

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DrunkAubie takes a break from social distancing to react to the Tigers’ magical run in the 2020 SEC Tournament and NCAA Basketball Tournament which totally happened and was in no way made up for the sake of entertainment in a time of no sports. After recapping the totally real tournaments, DA discusses potential landing spots for Cam Newton.

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4 months ago

Episode 47: Coronavirus has ruined this podcast

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DrunkAubie is back after being down with a sickness (not actually confirmed coronavirus) to talk shooty hoops, The Bachelor finale (hopefully), Auburn stick ball and more!

Unfortunately, the coronavirus has ended everything so most of what gets talked about is irrelevant now because this was recorded right before everything got canceled. Thanks, coronavirus.

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4 months ago

Episode 46: The king (Okoro) has returned

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DrunkAubie returns from an extended break (sorry) to talk Auburn basketball, including terrible shooting and Isaac Okoro’s return which hopefully saves the season. DA also discusses what’s going on with Madi P. in a really awkward episode of “The Bachelor.”

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5 months ago

Episode 45: Name a more iconic duo than Auburn basketball and overtime

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Your favorite couple reconvenes to react to Auburn’s overtime wins over LSU and Alabama, discuss the latest happenings in The Bachelor with Madi P and some other shenanigans going on in the college sports world.

Is the ‘Barn cheatin’ again? Can Arkansas football compete in the SEC West? Who would watch a sitcom about Paul Finebaum?!

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5 months ago

Episode 44: Shooty hoops sports ball, Auburn recruiting, Bachelor power rankings

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This week, DrunkAubie reacts to beating Kentucky (yet again), beating Arkansas, Auburn’s signing class, Madi P. making a big move in The Bachelor and Boobee Whitlow’s “decision” to enter the transfer portal.

The guys discuss some of their favorite signees in the 2020 class and also unveil the first Bachelor power rankings. You will never guess who is number one.

Note: This was recorded before the LSU/Auburn game so if it turns out poorly then please ignore all positive remarks regarding Auburn basketball.

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5 months ago

Episode 43: Mike Leach — National Treasure?

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This week on the DrunkAubie podcast, the guys talk about Auburn basketball with Kentucky and College Gameday coming to town. The two also talk some Auburn football, Madi Prewett on The Bachelor and introduce a new game where they review movies they have totally seen and are not making up as they go on (please come back football season). Oh, and Super Bowl predictions!

Also, is “Lutzenkirchen” really Polish for “the podcast ever?”

Fact check: Oops, Anfernee’s kid’s name is Maverick and not Major (Sorry).

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6 months ago

Episode 42: Auburn basketball back on track, Bachelor talk

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Not much is happening in the Auburn world, but DrunkAubie discusses (almost) everything that’s going on in the Auburn sports world, including Kevin Steele, Auburn basketball ending its two-game skid, a new kicker commit and The Bachelor with Auburn’s Madi Prewett doing her thing.

Do girls actually have pillow fights at slumber parties?

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6 months ago

Episode 41: Trash like a trash can

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DrunkAubie reconvenes this week to react to the national championship game, try to forget the Iron Bowl of basketball and discuss “The Bachelor.”

The guys discuss Odell Beckham, Jr.’s craziness, idiotic tweets from sports media members and bring back Auburn Fans Anonymous.

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6 months ago

Episode 40: Our New Year resolutions, Auburn on ‘The Bachelor’

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New year, same DrunkAubie. The guys return to recap the Minnesota game, finish their bet on their Auburn predictions, talk Auburn basketball and introduce talking about “The Bachelor” since there’s an Auburn connection in Madison Prewett. DA also gives their New Year resolutions and asks for your resolutions.

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6 months ago

Episode 39: Outback Bowl preview

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In this week’s podcast, DrunkAubie previews the Outback Bowl, reacts to the College Football Playoffs games, talks Auburn shooty hoops and a whole lot more.

– Is saying someone has a full fridge a compliment or an insult?
– No more CBS games for the SEC?
– Idiots of the week.

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7 months ago

Episode 38: Life without football

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After taking a week off, DrunkAubie returns to talk about Auburn basketball, kicks and giggles from the championship football weekend and recruiting.

– Should the Dr. Pepper halftime scholarship competition ban the chest pass?
– Georgia SEC Championship shirts leaving the stadium as LSU dominated the SEC Championship Game.
– Is this a news podcast now without football?
– How were Alabama and Auburn both ranked No. 9 in the AP Poll after they recently played?
– America is cheering for Auburn aka “Team Bloomin’ Onion” in the Outback Bowl.

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7 months ago

Episode 37: Iron Bowl champions — The second coming

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DrunkAubie takes a second to recap the Iron Bowl which saw the Auburn Tigers take down the other school in the state that plays football. DA also breaks down how Gus Malzahn outsmarted Nick Saban, tells fans to quit getting stuck in bushes and laughs at the Egg Bowl fiasco.

In this edition, the guys answer reader questions, make a bowl game bet, discuss storming the field and laugh at Nick Saban.

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7 months ago

Episode 36: Thanksgiving with DrunkAubie, SEC coaches

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A special episode including a Thanksgiving dinner with SEC coaches. DrunkAubie shares what he is thankful for and recaps the Samford game. The guys also predict the Iron Bowl and discuss their favorite Iron Bowl memories.

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8 months ago

Episode 35: This podcast is under further review — Reacting to the Georgia loss

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DrunkAubie is back again to weigh in on the Georgia game, which had some questionable reviewed plays that, you guessed it, did not go in Auburn’s favor. DA discusses Nick Saban being a vampire, Georgia fans’ behavior on social media, Tua’s injury and more!

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8 months ago

Episode 34: Does Arkansas want Gus back?

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During this week’s episode, DrunkAubie discusses Arkansas firing Chad Morris and the never-ending rumors of Gus going back to Arkansas. The guys also react to the LSU-Alabama game, predict UGA/Auburn and hate on Georgia. Shout out to Bo Jackson.

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8 months ago

Episode 33: Auburn beat Ole Miss, mean tweets, Dan Mullen’s wife kisses players

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Drunk Aubie talks Auburn squeaking by Ole Miss, fans leaving early and more from the week. DA reads some mean tweets from people who take things way too seriously, discusses Alabama/LSU with the president in town and more like: Is Anders Carlson broken? Don’t fight Marquel Harrell. Are punters real people?

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8 months ago

2019 DrunkAubie Spooktacular

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This special Halloween episode is a live commentary of the 2019 SEC Halloween Party featuring some of the league’s biggest names and personalities.

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8 months ago

Episode 32: SEC referee boot camp, LSU holds Auburn off in Baton Rouge

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This week’s episode opens up with a look inside the SEC officiating’s boot camp to get a better understanding of their ineptitude. Also, DrunkAubie discusses LSU holding Auburn at bay, rants about Gary Danielson and SEC refereeing and Big Kat Bryant getting sniped in the stadium and then booed by LSU fans.

Should Auburn have thrown a 50-50 ball in the endzone with little time remaining in the first half when they had the field goal guaranteed? DA argues the decision in their first-ever heated disagreement. The guys talk about Kelly Bryant not coming to Auburn, address the calls to fire Gus and predict the Ole Miss game.

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9 months ago

Episode 31: Referee calls to the booth during the Alabama-Tennessee game, LSU week

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DrunkAubie returns to talk the Arkansas win, the big games from the weekend and previews the LSU game. The show opens with the a reenactment from the Alabama-Tennessee game that sheds some light on the shady officiating. RIP the Sooner Schooner, Alabama fans really love lights, Joe Burrow shows his butt on national television and more from the week of college football.

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9 months ago

Episode 30: Bye week recap, college football midterm

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A rested DrunkAubie is back from the bye week ready to discuss South Carolina beating Georgia last week and the upcoming matchup with Arkansas.

In this episode, Rodrigo “Hot Rod” Blankenship goes to the eye doctor, Auburn Fans Anonymous and DA takes a college football midterm exam.

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9 months ago

Episode 29: Auburn Fans Anonymous, RIP undefeated season

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If you need help getting through the tough Florida loss, DrunkAubie is here to talk through Auburn fans’ problems through Auburn Fans Anonymous. DA reads the 2019 perfect season’s obituary, discusses Dan Mullen’s comments on Marlon Davidson, laughs at Texas players thinking the Red River Showdown is better than the Iron Bowl and predicts how Auburn will do on the bye week.

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9 months ago

Episode 28: Bullying the Bulldogs and draining The Swamp

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On this week’s episode, DrunkAubie reacts to the beatdown on the Mississippi State Bulldogs, talks about what happened around college football and predicts the Florida game. DrunkAubie takes a look at the gator in its natural habitat and shares some interesting facts about gators that were definitely not made up. RIP Steve Irwin.

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