Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Is Nothing Sacred?

Alabama-Auburn Rivalry Reaches New Low: Tree Poisoning

While I'm all for friendly inter-conference and state rivalries, I do believe this crosses the line-the needless destruction of both 130 year old trees and tradition. Traditions such as Toomer's Corner are the reason why college football and it's various rivalries are so entertaining and passionate.

I imagine this travesty being equivalent to a Mississippi State fan poisoning the trees of the Grove, which would totally change the culture and vibe of fall Saturdays in Oxford, Mississippi. It will be interesting to see how Auburn's fan base responds to this event. I can only hope the responsible parties are caught and charged appropriately.



  1. Killing trees for such a wrong on so many levels...reprehensible!!

  2. Thanks for your sympathy and understanding. It's refreshing to see someone who understands what these trees mean to Auburn. My hope is that there is no retaliation, and that this will be a wake-up call to both fan bases to restore a measure of civility to the rivalry.