Ironically, for a long time, two of the most popular Sports Illustrated back-issues, amongst collectors, happen to be an Auburn cover from Sept. 21, 1964 featuring running back Jimmy Sidle and an Oregon cover from June 15, 1970 featuring long distance runner Steve Prefontaine on the cover. Both issues have always been hot items on eBay, even long before tonight's national title game, which is the first-ever meeting between these two schools.
However, the Prefontaine cover is more coveted and is a hotter seller than the Sidle cover.
Hmmmm? Is this an omen? So who will win?
Will Auburn (who were declared national champions in 1957 by the AP) win their second-ever national championship or will Oregon win their first-ever championship?
Can't wait to find out!