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Full disclosure: I’m a northern guy who wasn’t raised on the Alabama-Auburn war and how it shall be fought, but I did grow up in Ohio and learned very fast to hate Michigan and to never celebrate any athletic success achieved in Ann Arbor.
It appears that was the mindset Sunday night in Auburn, Alabama where War Eagle fans busted out the toilet paper to roll the beloved oak trees that Alabama fan Harvey Updyke didn’t kill off back when he used herbicide Spike 80DF on them back in 2010. The hated Crimson Tide lost to UCLA and were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.
Time to celebrate:
— Kevin Scarbinsky (@KevinScarbinsky) March 29, 2021
Now, the haters will say it was petty, childish, dumb, etc., etc. to roll the trees after a rival’s loss in the Sweet 16, but let’s think about what Auburn has had to celebrate this school year. The national champion bass fishing team was suspended Friday for COVID violations. The football team ended its season 6-5 and head coach Gus Malzahn was fired. The men’s basketball team finished its season 13-14 and had two losses to Bama. The women’s team finished its season 5-19, including an 0-15 record in SEC play.
You’re damn right fans are going to celebrate Bama losing, and you shouldn’t blame them after the year they’ve just gone through. If throwing toilet paper into a tree releases some stress in life, then fire away.
They actually rolled Toomers Corner… that’s hilarious pic.twitter.com/LNQGdl4zgs
— Matthew Travis (@Mjtrav627) March 29, 2021