Nobody had a worse New Year’s Day than the Auburn Tigers.
The day began with Tigers fans likely still wondering what could have been this season. Auburn was one of the hottest teams in the country down the stretch and secured big wins over Georgia and Alabama in the last month of action. Unfortunately, Auburn would come up short in the SEC Championship.
The Tigers, hampered by the injury to star RB Kerryon Johnson, were sluggish and ineffective as Georgia rolled to a win in Atlanta. The loss knocked Auburn out of the College Football Playoff, and Tigers fans had to watch as their two biggest rivals advanced to the Playoff.
The consolation prize for Auburn was a Peach Bowl matchup with UCF that did not go well. The Knights outplayed Auburn and went on to knock off the Tigers by a score of 34-27 to complete a perfect season for UCF.
New Year’s Day would only get worse as Auburn had to watch its rivals secure wins in the Playoff and advance to the national championship game. Regardless of the outcome on Jan. 8, it is hard to deny that everything went wrong for Auburn on the first day of 2018.
Auburn fans on Twitter are understandably having a tough time dealing with everything that went down on Monday:
An Auburn loss. A Georgia win and a Bama win both to go to the natty. Yesterday was a bad day to be an Auburn fan
— Brett Powers (@BrettPowers_2) January 2, 2018
UCF, then UGA, then Bama. Yesterday was the worst day to be an Auburn fan since I don’t know when.
— Henry Menge (@NashMenge) January 2, 2018
as an auburn fan this has been the worst 24 hours of my life
— connor (@connormachen) January 2, 2018
As if the Bama/UGA matchup wasn’t bad enough for an Auburn fan, now the demand for putting my place on Airbnb has fallen to virtually 0. COOL.
— David Arnold (@arnolda87) January 2, 2018
Yesterday was tough for an Auburn fan… we lost to UCF and our two most bitter rivals advanced to the championship game… #AuburnFootball #CFBplayoffs #PeachBowl #SugarBowl2018 #RoseBowl2018 #WarEagleAnyway
— Colt Hudson (@colthudson45) January 2, 2018
For an auburn fan, yesterday was like asking a girl to marry u & she say no, while on the same day having 2 other girls you could potentially like at some point get happily engaged.
— Daniel Covert (@danielcovert7) January 2, 2018
Some Auburn fans are even left doing the unthinkable in deciding to cheer for Georgia in the championship:
I think everyone that lives in Georgia has tweeted Go Dawgs in the last 12 hours…..I'm a die hard Auburn fan but with the Natty featuring Alabama. I must say #GoDawgs
— Payton Murphy (@payton1435) January 2, 2018
— Beth Chalmers (@chalmeba) January 2, 2018