Ah, the Iron Bowl. Not only is it considered one of college football's greatest rivalry games, it almost always has national championship implications. From the Auburn Tigers winning the first game in Birmingham back in 1893 to the Alabama Crimson Tide's 52-point outburst in 2018, iconic moments, legendary comebacks and SEC Championship Game implications are everywhere. No single day, however, is more important to today's fans than November 30, 2013.
Tied at 28, Alabama kicker Adam Griffith lined up for a 57-yard field goal attempt to win the game. That kick fell short into the waiting arms of All-American cornerback Chris Davis, who returned the missed field goal 108 yards for the game-winning touchdown at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Today, it's famously known as "The Kick-Six."
That moment launched Davis, a Birmingham, Alabama native, into the upper echelon of Auburn football legends. While a prolific NFL career didn't pan out in stops with the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers, Davis is still chasing his dream of playing pro football. He signed with the Birmingham Iron in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF) and was the 11th-round pick of the Seattle Dragons in the 2020 XFL Draft.
He's also partnered with Sportconic, a brand new platform where fans can hire some of their favorite athletes, past and present, to send personalized messages to someone else.
And what better time to launch this incredible platform than having Chris Davis himself troll an Alabama football fan the week leading up to the Iron Bowl.
"With the Iron Bowl being this week, we felt like Chris would be the perfect choice to really get things launched," Sportconic co-founder Scott Farrell told AL.com.
For $40, you can hire Chris Davis to send a message to your favorite (or least favorite) University of Alabama supporter. Here's an example of Davis wishing an Alabama fan a happy 50th birthday.
Sportconic's Personal Messages
"We're just getting started, and there is other competition in the marketplace, but we really felt like this was a way to not only create revenue for ourselves, but also the athletes that have given us those magical moments. Not every college star gets rich playing in the NFL. This is a good way for fans to connect with their heroes, and to say thanks. It's just a win-win all the way around."
— Scott Farrell, via AL.com
Sportconic is still in its infancy, but other sports personalities available include Super Bowl champion Reggie Barnes, former Auburn players Tray Matthews and Deshaun Davis, former Florida Gators and NFL star Kevin Carter, motocross champion Matt Goerke, and Miami Hurricanes legend Lamar Thomas.
Oh, and Rudy Ruettiger himself can be hired. Yeah, that Rudy.
Whether you want to send some SEC smack talk or just a heartfelt message to another War Eagle supporter, what an awesome idea. If you or someone you know hates Auburn University, head over to Sportconic's website and let them know how grateful you are that they're still salty over The Kick-Six matchup all these years later.
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