Show Your Team Spirit with This ‘Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em’ Style Iron Bowl Game
This Saturday with mark the 80th meeting between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers in a series football fans know as the Iron Bowl.
Alabama and Auburn played their first football game in Lakeview Park in Birmingham on February 22, 1893. Auburn (then named the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama) won 32–22, before an estimated crowd of 5,000. Alabama considered the game to be the final matchup of the 1892 season and Auburn recorded it as the first of 1893.
The two teams met for the Iron Bowl each year through November 16, 1907 and didn't meet up again until December 4, 1948. Each year since, this game has become one of the most heated collegiate rivalries in the country.
AL.com recently posted a fun Iron Bowl game you can play on your PC or smartphone in the style of the classic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.
Who will win, Big Al or Aubie the tiger? You decide.