Checking in from the press box at Jordan-Hare Stadium where Auburn is taking on Ball State. Don't worry, this isn't about the game or anything. I just have to wonder if it bothers anyone else that Auburn puts the words up on its scoreboard to the national anthem, they shorten "through" to "THRU."
This is my fourth straight week to cover the Auburn and it's bugged me every time. They have plenty of room on the long ribbon scoreboard to spell everything correctly, yet they choose to use text speak. Really?
It's considered disrespectful for me to remain seated or wear a hat while the song is playing, but it's cool for Auburn to chop the words down to whatever the kids are using nowadays instead of the actual English language?
Here's an idea for you, Auburn. How about you actually spell out the words to something which is supposed to be rather important to all the good, red-blooded Americans you serve?
Even better, how about -- being an institution of higher learning and all -- not teaching the kids in the stadium that it's perfectly acceptable to use OMG THRU LOL in any circumstances?
If you could look into that, that'd be great, thanks.