Top 10 Alabama vs Auburn ‘Irony Bowl’ Caption Contest Winners


I don’t know who won that Iron Bowl caption contest, but it was fun to watch. It was a surprisingly civil competition, which makes me wonder: Are Alabama and Auburn fans the key to bringing the country together politically? No matter. Too complicated. Let’s just focus on tigers and elephants for now.

This contest referenced my colleague Ramsey Archibald’s series of compelling data stories about the real non-football differences between Alabama fans and Auburn fans. To sum it up: Alabama fans love MMA cage fighting stuff. Auburn fans prefer golf.

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Here are my top 10 captions (including the caption at the top) in no particular order. How would you rank them?

David O’Shields

Tiger and its antlers

Pat McArthur Brook


Sonny Campbell

Trey LeBlanc

Trey LeBlanc

Paulette Aberts

Paulette Aberts


Leza PickensNelson

Chopped off

Philip Otts

Nick Saban

Nick Saban maybe

Thank you for your input, Coach GOAT.

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JD Crowe is the cartoonist for Alabama Media Group and He won the RFK Human Rights Award for Editorial Cartoons in 2020. In 2018, he received the Rex Babin Memorial Award for local and state cartoons by the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Follow JD on FacebookTwitter @Crowejam and Instagram @JDCrowepix.



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