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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.

Episode 1: SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic

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Dale Jackson is joined by the SEC Network personality and WJOX-FM’s Three Man Front host Cole Cubelic.

Cole describes his path to multimedia stardom — from putting on the pads as a middle-schooler to pharmaceutical sales to calling SEC football games. Cole shares how his wife’s supported him through the lows and how he got to his highs.

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Episode 22: It’s Bo time

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With Auburn announcing Bo Nix the starter at quarterback, DrunkAubie reconvenes to react and answer listeners’ questions about the freshman. DrunkAubie also discusses the top traditions and top mascots in college football and offers up some advice for the upcoming season.

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Living Life On Purpose Episode 6: Interview with Tommy Brigham, Jr.

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Tommy and Matt discuss a lot of topics in this episode, ranging from poverty in Uganda, to homelessness and prison ministry. Tommy has served in many areas of the community, and the world, in order to live a life of purpose. In spite of being extremely successful, Tommy has a heart for people and a love of God that is seen in the example he lives daily. An extremely inspiring story.

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Episode 21: A chat with former Auburn recruiting expert Allie Davison

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DrunkAubie welcomed Allie Davison, formerly with Auburn.Rivals and the SEC Network, on the show to discuss her time at Auburn and covering recruiting. Allie talked about being the same age as some of the players she covered, her favorite recruits and being a Phillies fan living in Atlanta. Allie also makes a pitch for a future husband, who cannot be a Georgia fan because she does eventually expect a ring. The trio of new best friends dive into more fun and random Auburn related topics. (Apologies for the not so ideal audio quality)

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Episode 20: Football is back!

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With Auburn’s fall camp now underway and the season is just around the corner, DrunkAubie discusses what gets him excited about football season and what he is looking forward to this upcoming season. Later in the show, DrunkAubie discusses an article touting how much money was spent on Georgia’s recent top-rated recruited classes.

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Living Life On Purpose Episode 5: Interview with Andy Andrews

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In this episode, Matt talks to Andy about how he overcame homelessness to become a New York Times best selling author and international speaker. The two discuss choices that must be made to overcome a losing mindset and how anyone can move forward in life, when they choose to, regardless of their current circumstances. This is a powerful episode that highlights someone who has been on the very bottom and has now reached a level of success most only dream about.

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Episode 19: How petty are you towards your rivals’ fans?

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No guests this week on the show, but DrunkAubie reads listeners’ responses to how petty they act towards rival teams’ fans, as well as shares his own levels of pettiness.

Also, DrunkAubie discovers the Alabama Crimson Tide cruise and ponders what kind of activities would take place on such a thing.

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Cheers to That Episode 10: Date night, done right (part two)

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Are you bored with date night? Do you end up slouching in the same ‘ole movie theater seat or get stuck ordering the same burger every time you head out for a night on the town? Let’s start a new trend: date night, done right!

Today, Marshall and I continue to get real about dating: the struggles, the necessity and the thrill of creating fun moments together! We have done all the research, asked all the experts and rounded up what we feel like is a pretty incredible list of unique ideas to help you get out of the date night rut and make your next night out (or in…) with your significant other one to remember. This week we start off the episode by debating whether a trip to Krispy Kreme is equivalent in a weird way to a workout class. .. so you know that’s bound to be intriguing. Spoiler alert: Marsh votes yes and praises the land of donuts. Join us as we put our heads together and set up some plans. Grab a cup, let’s chat it up!

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Living Life On Purpose Episode 4: Tom Bradford, president of the National Christian Foundation: Alabama

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In this episode, Matt sits down with Tom Bradford, a very successful Christian businessman who has devoted his whole life to service and glorifying God. Tom shares the challenges he faced as a business person who follows Christ, and the ways he overcame those issues. Tom shares his heart for service and priorities that people must choose in order to live that out. At 82 years young, this man is an inspiration that you will want to hear!

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Episode 18: New friends of DrunkAubie

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Twins Martin and Parker Pursell joined the podcast to discuss their time as students which was spent helping Auburn fans cheer on their Auburn Tigers.

Martin shared what it was like to serve as a friend of Aubie, while Parker discussed life as a cheerleader at Auburn in a fun interview full of all kinds of neat insight — some good and some bad.

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Episode 17: Interview with former Auburn football players C.J. Uzomah and Mack VanGorder

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Former Auburn football players C.J. Uzomah and Mack VanGorder join the DrunkAubie Podcast to talk about life on the plains and what they have gotten into since graduating

C.J. shares what it’s like to score a touchdown in the NFL and Mack describes playing for his dad, former Auburn Defensive Coordinator Brian VanGorder.

(Pardon some technical issues)

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Cheers to That Episode 9: Date night, done right (part one)

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Are you bored with date night? Do you end up slouching in the same ‘ole movie theater seat or get stuck ordering the same burger every time you head out for a night on the town? Let’s start a new trend: date night, done right!

Today, Marshall and I get real about dating: the struggles, the necessity and the thrill of creating fun moments together! We have done all the research, asked all the experts and rounded up what we feel like is a pretty incredible list of unique ideas to help you get out of the date night rut and make your next night out (or in…) with your significant other one to remember. We even come up with some creative babysitting ideas so you will definitely be ready to calendar some fun. Join us as we put our heads together and set up some plans. Grab a cup. Let’s chat it up!

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2 months ago

Living Life On Purpose Episode 3: Interview with Bill and Lisa Bright — founders of the Will Bright Foundation and Restoration Springs

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In this episode, Matt sits down with Bill and Lisa Bright, the founders of the Will Bright Foundation and Restoration Springs. The three discuss the struggle of losing their son to addiction, and how they are helping others by trying to prevent these situations in the future. They talk about how they have turned their pain into purpose and how others can do the same with God’s help.

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2 months ago

Episode 16: Way too early Auburn football season prediction

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With the season around 50 days away, a nonbiased DrunkAubie predicts each regular game of the upcoming football season. Who does DrunkAubie think wins the quarterback gig? Is a national championship run on the horizon?

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2 months ago

Episode 15: Most heartbreaking losses

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DrunkAubie discusses the end of college baseball season, Rick Flair’s stepson at Auburn and teases some huge upcoming interviews on the show.

Also, after losing to Mississippi State in the College World Series and Virginia in the Final Four, what are some of Auburn’s most heartbreaking losses?

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Living Life On Purpose Episode 2: Interview with 2017 National Coach of the Year, UAB head football coach Bill Clark

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In this episode, Matt sits down with Coach Bill Clark, who took UAB from having their program shut down, to Conference champs in two years. The two discuss overcoming adversity, perspective, and what it takes to be successful in life.

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2 months ago

Episode 14: Bless the rains down in Omaha

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Rain delay podcast! DrunkAubie records a quick podcast away from the studio during Auburn baseball’s College World Series matchup with Louisville.

In this episode, DA discusses Auburn baseball, some way too early top 25 polls for college basketball, Momma Goldberg’s hate and Auburn’s affinity for playing tight games.

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Cheers to That Episode 8: Ask Merin

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Today on Cheers to That! Marsh and I play a game of “Ask Merin” answering all kinds of fun, intriguing questions from our awesome audience. We debate the age-old question of whether love at first sight is really a thing; discuss Erin’s love for John Stamos; chat about the importance of prayer as a couple; think about best / worst qualities as couples; share some super fun date night ideas; Erin shares a personal story that led her to valuing community more than ever; and we tease some upcoming, exciting content! Grab a cup, let’s chat it up!

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3 months ago

Episode 13: Interview with Auburn 247 Sports editor Brandon Marcello

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DrunkAubie brings in Auburn 247 Sports editor Brandon Marcello to talk about Gus Malzahn/Bruce Pearl, as well as Auburn basketball and football.

They also dive into their favorite comic book movies, questions into Aubie’s sentience and more in a fun interview with their top drafted Auburn beat writer.

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3 months ago

Episode 12: Rest in peace, Rod

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DrunkAubie is back to talk about Rod Bramblett, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, who tragically died way too soon, Auburn baseball, football and basketball recruiting. Also, the SEC lifted its ban on the sale of alcohol in stadiums, so that was discussed.

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3 months ago

Episode 11: Most hated Auburn foes

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DrunkAubie talks about what’s going on in the world of Auburn since episode 10: QB Malik Willis entering the transfer portal, a WR grad transfer, Auburn’s football Twitter account gets suspended before and more!

DrunkAubie then discusses some of Auburn’s biggest individual foes.

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Episode 7: Surviving and thriving with photos and Frosties

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Marshall and I share about a plane crash we survived; the characteristics that did or did not draw us to each other; our crazy engagement story; how important it is to communicate – always; how phases are not forever, but marriage is; and how sitting down to stare at your early relationship photos can save your marriage.

>Challenge today: Why did you fall in love in the first place? Have some fun together reminiscing about the great moments in your relationship and never stop learning about the wonderful parts of your partner!

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Episode 6: Introducing ‘Merin’

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Marshall and I team up for another episode in our relationship series. We agree to a couple name, chat about Millennial haters and how Marsh is a “Mougar,” discuss how we are learning to combat pettiness in every day life, encourage one another about givin’ all the grace and share how there really is beauty in one another’s differences. Also, don’t miss Marsh’s “Cheers” this week, which is to all the ladies out there!

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3 months ago

Episode 10: We appreciate you, Jarrett Stidham

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DrunkAubie returns from a bit of a break to respond to Jarrett Stidham criticism and some recent Gus Malzahn criticism, as well as discuss a viral photo involving a set of twins going to Auburn and the other school in the state that is in the SEC.

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