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« LamarcusV wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 06:34 PM »
Oh the irony… Have you forgotten that a few of your own sent DEATH TREATS to BRENT CALLOWAY for switching his allegiance at the last minute; Scott Moore for threatening to play bogus tapes; and Harvey Updyke as well. Lastly, I do recall a certain AUBURN kicker receiving similar threats from his fellow “family” after singlehandedly losing the LSU game a few years ago. I bet you’ve forgotten all about these incidents, haven’t you? But I don't want to lump ALL Auburn fans into this category, because a TRUE Auburn fan would never commit such a heinous act. Point is: Both sides has its fair share of idiots. But the fact that you can point a finger without realizing three more are pointed back at you only proves you're a delusional hypocrite. I personally am an Alabama fan. I'm married to an Auburn fan. I was born and raised in a split household. I currently reside in Auburn and love it here. I love the people. The traditions. The spirit. But like the Alabama fanbase, there are a few idiots, such as yourself, that do their best to ruin a great rivalry. A rivalry that proved it wasn't as heated as many bill it when a deranged maniac killed a landmark that has seen many generations come and pass... and also proved it wasn't as heated when the Auburn family was the first to respond in the tornado aftermath of Tuscaloosa. Major props to the Auburn fans taking a stand against this idiot.
« ucicare wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 05:48 PM »
I had to read this article twice. Heres why. 1.I was schooled in Alabama and I ain't never read a heap nor been took nowhere much. 2.I couldn't believe that anyone smart enough to be admitted to Auburn would write something this sophomoric. Mostly number 2. Seriously, is this a spoof or a troll attempt? I find it incredulous that a journalism major would pen such tripe. If this is real, give yourself an F and do better. If a Bammer wrote it and slipped it as a joke - then that's just the troll of the century.
« AU-GRAD wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 04:51 PM »
I am extremely disappointed in the editorial staff of my Alma Mater's newspaper. You have just stooped to a level of classlessness far below the worst you described in any Alabama fan. EVERYONE ON THE PLAINSMAN EDITORAL BOARD SHOULD BE DISMISSED IMMEDIATELY!!! ANY FACULATY MEMBER COMPLICIT IN THIS SHOULD FOLLOW SHORTLY BEHIND.
« WarEagle14 wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 04:37 PM »
I just don't get the point of this... it feels like a spiteful rant of a losing team. But we won. We won in the most exciting Iron Bowl in present history. Stuff like this is what you see going on at AU/UA fan sites - by rabid fans that don't have affiliation to the school. It is sad to see this coming from our own students. Do you think this of all of your friends who attend Alabama? Your cousins, and siblings, and neighbors? I know what you mean when you say "Bammer", but many people will assume you're lumping in ALL Alabama fans. You didn't preface this by explaining what segment of UA fans bammers are. I find this piece to be very inappropriate.
« ptr07 wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 04:35 PM »
C'mon, AU Plainsman. You can't claim to be the "classier" fan base and then publish articles like these. I could understand some AU fanatic blog website posting this, but not a newspaper who seeks to be considered a credible source. Face it, there's fans on both sides of the rivalry that take it too far.
« AuburnAlum wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 04:21 PM »
How disappointing. As an Auburn alum and a former Plainsman staff member, I'm shocked at the editorial decision behind this column. Sure, it's an opinion piece, and we're all entitled to our opinions, but this is a newspaper, not a blog or gossip column. Sit down at your editorial board meetings and discuss something real, something important. As "AlabamaAlum" pointed out before me, this column does nothing to encourage friendly relations between the two schools. It disregards completely the many, many endeavors (including Tide for Toomer's) to improve relations between the two schools. And furthermore, this column is as self-condemning as it is condemning of the University of Alabama. Every time a "Barner" says something rude about a "Bammer," we stoop to the level we claim to look down upon.
« y4231 wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 03:22 PM »
Look y'all, I'm not affiliated with either school, but take a step back and look at this from an unbiased perspective. This entire article in itself, especially as an editorial, is unclassy. If you're going to talk about class and ignorance among college football fans, don't stoop down to that level then turn around and try to say one is better than the other. Because it's not. And yeah, reactions after the game have been ridiculous. But I've seen some nasty, horrific things from BOTH fanbases over the years. You can write up this junk and think you're better, just like Alabama could write up something similar, but you're BOTH wrong. The fact that this article exists proves that fact. True class wouldn't have written this. So you're both unclassy, Auburn & Alabama. Now get over it.
« AlabamaAlum wrote on Thursday, Dec 05 at 03:09 PM »
"However, those doing the distancing are in the minority. He is the Bammer patriarch and they have taken his vitriolic insanity as gospel." I understand that the statement above is merely the opinion of a biased editorial board, but baseless words like these are insulting to those at Tide for Toomer's, a group of more than 50,000 people that donated $50,000 to the Toomer's Trees and Traditions Fund. Further, it is insulting to those of us who pull for UA but have positive interactions Auburn graduates and fans on a daily basis throughout this state. Personally, I am very skeptical of your unsupported opinion that a minority of Alabama fans have distanced themselves from the man who poisoned AU's oaks. At the very least, some evidence such accompany such a divisive and unnecessary claim. Perhaps the editorial board should spend time away from Twitter and outside of your college bubble, where most "Bammers," to use your derogatory term, go back to work on Monday and talk football with Auburn fans. This editorial reads as if it is intended to do more harm than good to relations between UA and AU, which is a regretful position for a student newspaper—even one with “a spirit that is not afraid”—to take.
« beaelliott wrote on Monday, Dec 02 at 05:52 PM »
That's so odd... You couldn't afford an egg replacer, and you complained that a vegan dark chocolate (fair trade?) was expensive. Yet the first meal you had was steak. So are you fibbing about being on a budget - Or not?
« poygankid wrote on Tuesday, Nov 19 at 04:05 PM »
Before you shed too many tears for Ms Kerzin, I suggest you visit her Occupy Auburn FB page. Ms. Kerzin is a radical gay & atheist activist who has stirred up her own measure of trouble on the Auburn campus. Rather than trying to get along with the student body, Ms. Kerzin has chosen to stick her radical beliefs in every ones face . She has even managed to make enemies out of the original "Occupy" movement that violently protested many financial institutions around the country because they claim she has high jacked the "Occupy" name for her own purposes. This is what these activists do. First they assimilate themselves and then slowly and subtly agitate. She will use this particular incident to further her radical agenda at Auburn. Reading further, I've found that Ms. Kerzin arrived in Auburn in the summer of 2011. By October of 2011 she had started her Occupy Auburn movement and began agitating on campus and in the Auburn community
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