Tag:Tradition never graduates
Posted on: January 6, 2011 10:51 am
 

Gibbs to roll White House tree for Auburn win

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

If you're a college football fan, you likely know that after a big Auburn victory, Tiger fans swarm famous Toomer's Corner to roll the live oak trees there with roll after roll (after roll) of toilet paper. It's one of the school's oldest (and most fun) traditions. But what do you do if you're an Auburn fan who's potentially desperate to get his or her roll on after the BCS National Championship but living nowhere near Toomer's Corner?

If you're White House press secretary and Tiger diehard Robert Gibbs, you make plans to roll a very different, very high-ranking tree instead:
[S]hould his Auburn Tigers beat the Oregon Ducks on Monday night, Gibbs says he is planning a special D.C. celebration.

A toilet paper roll on a White House tree.

"If Auburn wins, I will come back, I will get a little agreement with the Secret Service," Gibbs said in an interview with the CBS College Sports Network to air tonight. "We'll put a couple of rolls [of toilet paper] up there, and then I can help take it down so it doesn't look like we trashed the place."

It helps to have friends in (and work in) high places, we suppose. All Auburn fans ask is that, in the event of a Tiger victory, someone snap a picture of the White House with the celebratory rolls up. All other fans interested in not confusing the international community with photographs of what would appear to be vandalism on the White House lawn ask is that, you know, Oregon wins.

The interview with Gibbs can be seen on tonight's edition of the Tony Barnhart Show, 10 p.m. EST on CBSCS.

HT: @kleph

 
 
 
 
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