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« averagejoe1967 wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 09:19 PM »
Perhaps they SHOULD build some indestructible trees. To fund this, they could cut down the current trees and make toilet paper holders out of the wood and sell them for $50.00 each. That way Auburn fans could "Roll" Toomers trees every day. How appropriate.
« Wikkidmouse wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 03:58 PM »
BTW I am NOT an Arkansas fan! I am a Bama fan, so I understand the love and depth of how deep Alabama Football traditions run. (and I cheer for Auburn when they play- well until the Iron Bowl. Ha-Ha) I also wanna say I was deeply sicken by the poisoning of the trees and I donated money to the trees fund last year. I hope enough of you like my suggestion for the silver trees(or maybe some type of trees statues)and make it happen, because I believe it would serve the overall purpose and allow you all to still enjoy and proceed with your rolling tradition.
« Wikkidmouse wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 03:41 PM »
I visited a museum last year in Arkansas called Crystal Bridges and right at the front entrance of it is a huge beautiful silver tree: http://www.lanceturner.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/crystal-bridges-grounds-tree-copy.jpg I said to my Auburn fan BF, Why doesn't Auburn build a couple trees like this one so noone can ever damage them again or take away the rolling tradition?
« WaR_EaGLE-MKH- wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 11:32 AM »
Wow, By your logic we should stop building tall buildings in New York so terrorists won't fly plains into them. Perhaps we should stop flying the eagle on the off chance some crazed redneck brings a shotgun to the game. No my friend, you don't tuck tail and run. I myself believe in a spirit that is not afraid. Why don't we have one or two police officers watch the trees all night until the fire department washes them off Sunday morning? Surely the athletic department could afford to have minimal security, and a fire truck on hand for a few hours after the game. I hope that my unborn kids have the chance to grow up rolling Toomer's corner just like I did. Yes it is one of many traditions we are blessed with at Auburn, but not one that we should simply discard because our enemy's choose to attack it. Just my honest opinion.
« auburngrad10 wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 11:28 AM »
Find a new tradition?? What? Then it wouldn't be a tradition...I think that people have an extreme jealousy of the Auburn family and the fact that no matter how our season has turned out, we still roll Toomer's in support of our school. We never back down. Others don't like that we can handle losses and come together as a family in support. That tradition will never die, and this isn't the first time they have been burned out of jealousy...what a sad sad thing. Shouldn't those teams be celebrating their win? Not focusing on our team? hmmm....oh well. I BELIEVE IN AUBURN AND LOVE IT!!!
« Anna.michelle1 wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 11:08 AM »
WarEagleRedskin... Are you familiar with why we roll Toomer's Corner? This is not an elementary prank. It goes back to how students would hear that Auburn had won. Toomer's Drugs had a telegraph and would get updates about games, and when Auburn won, they would throw the ticker tape up in the tree as a visible sign of victory. It's a fun way to remember the past, and it in no way lessens the Auburn Spirit. It celebrates history. Great efforts have always been taken to preserve the trees, and the worst damage has been from people who could only wish to be a part of something as great as the Auburn Family. Just because we have some crazy redneck jerks out there who vandalize property doesn't mean we should stop tradition. As far as letting the trees heal, I'm pretty sure the University has people educated enough in the care and preservation of the trees to know what restrictions to enforce. Please don't belittle Auburn's traditions just because you aren't a fan of them.
« tdeizman wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 10:03 AM »
« Bushmaster556 wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 09:53 AM »
The world is moving forward? Reed, I will let you go tell that to the Arab Nations.
« ChrisAve wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 09:52 AM »
Dan Patrick I think you completely missed the point of the article. You're talking to the regular Auburn guy. Not the fashion trained New York hipster. Fashion is something that will change here but it must be done at a pace most men can take. He can't tell them to go out and rock a leopard print blazer or a pair ridiculous sneakers. Guys here aren't Kanye or Bieber and would never dress like them. I think the advice was completely appropriate! He kept it different but different enough for an Auburn guy to swallow and not feel like they are losing their masculinity.
« WarEagleRedskin wrote on Sunday, Nov 18 at 09:50 AM »
I think its time we find a new tradition-This was has brought more destruction to these trees than any good that can come from it-Really Ive always thought it was absurd to roll our OWN campus after a victory-We have enough real traditions here-The flight of our eagle pre-game is the most incredible and moving traditions in college football-We have the best fan base and the best game day experience of any school in the nation-We dont need to have an elementary prank of rolling our own trees to be AUBURN-You dont need to keep a tradition just because youve been doing it a while-Sometimes ideas catch fire (no pun intended) but that doesnt mean its a good idea...Lets find something unique, creative and special to Auburn... not this when the trees are barely holding on for life...or at least lets give them a chance to survive and postpone the "rolling" until they have healed...
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