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Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:12 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2011 10:53 pm
 
What I like about this story is the meticulous care taken in reporting a prank.

Example: Note the amount of poison found in the soil to the exact decimal point. Is this an autopsy or just dead trees?

If you didn't think the Auburn-Alabama rivalry was a big deal, it now involves the Paul Finebaum show, soil samples, presidential statements and tree forensics. Let's hope this isn't taken to the next level and some Bama fans steals every piece of toilet paper in Auburn. Although, that would kind of balance things out. No trees to roll, no rolls. Makes sense.

There is an obvious warning for Auburn fans going forward: With your famous trees dying,  don't drink the Kool-Aid. 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Alabama, Auburn
 
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Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: February 20, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

I think most rational people would understand that... that no school is any better than the other, that some years, one school might be up, and one school might be down.  I have family that are are half Auburn and half Alabama, so to be kind and civil for the family, you learn to sometimes root for the other team sometimes... And yes, there are alot of us, Alabama fans and Auburn fans alike that are understanding, noble, and civil.

However... maybe you dont see it as much because you are in a majority in this state...but there are plenty of people who have nothing but hatred for the other school, on both sides, and whether either side wants to admit it, they are still fans.  Like the only fans a school has are the ones that behave?  Come on....  If an auburn fan had dome this to UA, 65% of the population, at least, would be screaming bloody murder and blowing up the airwaves about how 'classless' Auburn 'fans' are.  But since it happened to Auburn, its just one person?

I remember during the Albert Means case the blogs and chat boards were lit up with Auburn fans just giggling silly about what Alabama was going thru, because, really our fan base is just the same...  And the general response from Alabama fans were, mind your own business, worry about your own school, Auburn fans are obsessed with Alabama, etc...  Now that Auburn may or may not be in trouble, very many Alabama fans, the very same ones railing on Auburn fans about class, worrying about thier own school and being obsessed with UA, suddenly are acting just the same as Auburn fans were...  Alabama fans all over the place like to spit out the 'pay for play' garbage, and were wearing 'SCAM' tee-shirts (almost like they believe their precious school has never paid a player... oh wait, I forgot, that was a 'rogue' booster.)  Blaring 'take the money and run' in their own stadium... they might be 'rogue' fans, but there sure are alot of them out there.

When I start see both Auburn and Alabama fans comdemning each others own fan base when there own fans are denegrating the other school, there might be some real progress made.  But I dont see it, o maybe one or two, here or there.  But are you gonna say something to that Alabama fan wearing the SCAM tee-shirt about how classless that is?  Or am I going to say something to that Auburn fan talking about painting the AU UA score on his front yard about how classless it is.  If enough of us did, it might actually be a pleasant rivalry....




Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

The truth here is that I am 47 years old. I was raised up as a Bama fan and am an alumni. I have just as many friends that are Auburn fans as I do that are Alabama fans . We just have to not talk football in the late fall when we get together , however, I find it to be amazing that either school thinks that it is a better school. I respect Auburn as much as I do Bama for their school. No one that I have talked to thinks that this is anything other than a crime . Thats what it is.. a crime comitted by a criminal ... not an Alabama fan !
It was commited by a person with mental problems.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: February 17, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

Tman, unfortunately it does... cause if God forbid if some idiot Auburn fan retaliated and destroyed something at the University of Alabama.... nobody in the country would be able to not hear from any Alabama fan about how 'classless' Auburn is....  But noooo, this is all about 1 person. 

Funny how out of all the talk shows and blogs I've looked at so far, about 50% of the Alabama fans seem sincerely sorry, yet the other half are laughing about it.  So what's the truth?



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: February 17, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

Dodd, if you ever want to become a journalist, some suggested reading...




Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 11:38 am
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

19auburn49.... A 16 year old kid in my neighborhood butchered his family with an ax in 1995 and he was an Auburn fan... so I guess thats why I cant be for Auburn.... sounds crazy don't it. This is not about being a fan of a team, its about 1 sick person committing a crime ... has nothing to do with either school or its fanbase.



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:58 am
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

The stupid jerk has been . 

Updyke was charged with one count of criminal mischief in the first degree, which is a Class C felony. A Class C felony carries a punishment of one to 10 years.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:54 am
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

There is an obvious warning for Auburn fans going forward: With your famous trees dying,  don't drink the Kool-Aid.
Haha....... fuck you Dodd



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:50 am
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

You're such a d-bag.  Some prank.  In this day and age when so many people around the world are trying to do whatever they can to make sure that our children have some semblance of a planet left to inherit from us, this is a criminal act--not a prank.

To poison trees that have survived over a hundred years in spite of us as part of a college football rivalry??  C'mon man...that is just completely outrageous.  Does any Alabama fan really think this is funny?

I think that an Alabama team who will soon have at least 6 players drafted by the NFL losing to a South Carolina team that only finished 5-4 in the SEC is much funnier.



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:50 am
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

This isn't a prank.  It's vandalism in the extreme. I feel for the folks in Auburn.  In 1989, a jerk did the same thing to in Austin. Treaty Oak is estimated to be more than 500 years old.  Fortunately, extreme measures were taken and it survived.
I know this sounds funny to some but some people don't appreciate trees.



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:17 am
 

Poison oak outbreak at Auburn

Oh, I bet I know what's happening. Dodd is auditioning to do a Groupon commercial for next year's Superbowl. ;)


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