Auburn unveiled statues of their Heisman Trophy winners during a ceremony at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. One for Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson and Cam Newton. You can watch their speeches here.
Newton's speech included a poem he wrote about his time with the Tigers and it went something like this...
"365 days that was my tenure,
But for some strange reason it felt like I’ve always been here.
All the blood, sweat and tears it took to get this,
I’ll always honor and cherish this.
My road to the top had a couple pit stops,
But during my time at Auburn the love of the Auburn family would not let my morale drop.
Greatness was what I strived for and greatness is what I got,
The mentality of the Auburn man took me to the top.
Some people will never understand the feeling of what it means to be an Auburn man,
But I’m lucky enough to be able to raise my right hand and be able to say “I can.”
My time at Auburn, I don’t know if it could have been any better,
Man, was it great.
We won an SEC title, a national championship,
And, oh yeah, we beat that team, 27-28.
As a wise man once said, “This place,” as in Auburn, “was great way before you were thought of” (Coach Chizik),
And this place is where I will always love.
So as I share this day with two of Auburn’s beloved,
I want to end by saying “War Eagle” and “I believe in Auburn and love it.”
Disappointing. How does this poem not have anything that rhymes "my dad" and "my bad"...too soon?