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Auburn Fan: ‘Chia Chia Chia Chia Chia!’

This compilation of fan reactions to the spectacular last-second Auburn win over Alabama is a complete delight to watch. My favorite one is the guy who more or less speaks in tongues, at just past the four-minute mark. Second favorite is the silent security camera shot of the dude, at around 2:15 or so. Pure joy. Unless you’re a Crimson Tide fan, in which case, take a second to prayerfully consider why God punished y’all like this.

UPDATE: The guy who compiled this montage re-edited it to take out the swimming pool dude, who was obviously faking it.

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#1 Comment By Astra On December 3, 2013 @ 8:42 am

I must be getting old. Who films all the moments of their lives like this?

#2 Comment By Keith On December 3, 2013 @ 9:34 am

Rod:

God punishes those who He loves.

Roll Tide!

#3 Comment By Rod Story On December 3, 2013 @ 9:43 am

Too much fun. Will be great to watch someone besides the SEC play for the championship. Go Ohio!

#4 Comment By Leslie Fain On December 3, 2013 @ 9:56 am

Roll Tide anyway!

#5 Comment By baconboy On December 3, 2013 @ 10:33 am

Sabanfreude.

#6 Comment By Joe the Plutocrat On December 3, 2013 @ 10:59 am

a couple of observations. call me a cynic, but most of the clips seem to have been retroactively recorded (save the “nanny cam” shots, and the clip from “jumbotron” at the Auburn arena). nobody – with the exception of the Auburn team and coaching staff (and I suppose Nick Saban) expected that to be the final play of the game – why would people film the play before overtime? just sayin’. great win for Auburn, but I can’t get past the fan who had a Christmas tree decorated on 11/30, and to answer your question, if college/SEC football is “religion” in the South, Nick Saban is the antichrist. War Eagle!

#7 Comment By naturalmom On December 3, 2013 @ 11:33 am

Awesome! You should include a warning not to drink anything while watching. At one point I had to run to the sink because I was laughing too hard to swallow my coffee!

#8 Comment By RDJ2 On December 3, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

Unfortunately, not everyone’s reaction to the loss was humorous:

Ala. woman charged with killing fellow ‘Bama fan after Iron Bowl loss

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend’s Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn’t seem upset over the Crimson Tide’s loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.

Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, was charged Monday with murder in the killing of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd.

Nekesa Shepherd said Briskey flew into a rage when she saw the sisters and others joking that the Crimson Tide’s loss wasn’t as bad as if the NBA’s Miami Heat had lost a game.

“She said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting,” Shepherd told The Associated Press.

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#9 Comment By Edward Hamilton On December 3, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

Rod, if you had the insight of Chrysostom, you could connect all this to the apocalyptic pessimism of the posts above and below it!

“…while you are watching three or four charioteers, you yourselves are being watched by countless Greeks and barbarians as well.

What, then, do you suppose those people say when they have returned to their homes at the ends of the earth? Do they not say: “We have seen a city that in most respects is admirable and a spectacle that surpasses all human spectacles, with regard both to beauty and sanctuaries and multitude of inhabitants and abundance of all that man requires, and yet,” they will add, “it is a city that is mad over music and horse-races and in these matters behaves in a manner entirely unworthy of itself. For the Alexandrians are moderate enough when they offer sacrifice or stroll by themselves or engage in their other pursuits; but when they enter the theatre or the stadium, just as if drugs that would madden them lay buried there, they lose all consciousness of their former state and are not ashamed to say or do anything that occurs to them.” – 32nd Discourse, To the People of Alexandria

Whereupon St John expounds at great length concerning the vulnerability of a city obsessed with sports and entertainment to being conquered by nations which are actually ambitious and physically well-conditioned themselves, instead of cultivating those virtues vicariously through the accomplishments of a class of specialized slaves who risk life and limb for “a paltry bit of silver”. He who has ears…

Although for a guy who loved denouncing spectacles, he certainly wasn’t above appropriating them as an ingredient in his own homiletics: “For if when chariots contend in the horse race there is nothing so pleasing as when one of them dashes against and overthrows whole chariots with their drivers, and after throwing down many with the charioteers that stood thereon, drives by alone towards the goal, and the end of the course, and amid the applause and clamor which rises on all sides to heaven, with coursers winged as it were by that joy and that applause, sweeps over the whole ground; how much greater will the pleasure be here, when by the grace of God we overthrow at once and in a body the combinations and devilish machinations of all these heresies together with their charioteers?” – Homily 6 on Philippians

#10 Comment By Siarlys Jenkins On December 3, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

I watched about four minutes, then started to wonder how much longer this was going to run. EIGHT MINUTES? OK, I’m switching off. There’s probably a moral lesson in all this, but it would be too boring to try to find it. I don’t know what state Auburn is in, I don’t know why anyone has strong loyalties to either one, but, OK.

#11 Comment By Al-Dhariyat On December 3, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

What is this college fusball of which you speak? Here in Pittsburgh, it’s already college basketball season… Hail to Pitt!

#12 Comment By DS On December 3, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

Awesome. And I don’t even like Auburn or hate Alabama (or hate Saban, as our LSU alumnus of a host does). But I love me some good football.

Yeah, a couple of those look faked — the guy jumping in the pool, for sure, and one other guy who’s either watching it for the 10th time or pretending to care to impress his wife.

#13 Comment By W.E.B. Dupree On December 3, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

God still seems to look pretty favorably upon Alabama. As a USC fan, I feel like God just smacked us again yesterday.

#14 Comment By Ann Olivier On December 3, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

The six o’clock news reported that an Alabama fan (a women!) shot an Auburn fan (another woman) to death for gloating too enthusiastically over the Auburn win.

Sigh.