Toomer's Corner Oaks - coming down

basod Posted By basod, Apr 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

  1. basod

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    I know outside of the South no one really follows college football - down here it's second only to that thing they do on Sundays(and Wednesdays).
    Incase you haven't heard what happened to the trees:
    Auburn fan put a Cam Newton jersey on Bear Bryant's statue
    Retaliation led an Alabama fan to poison(heavy herbicide) the Toomer's corner trees - no one knew
    Until he called Finebaum's radio show and bragged about it, leading to his capture and I think he finally confessed.

    Well no firewood in these suckers - all being made into souvenirs
    http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/04/auburn_oaks_at_toomers_corner.html
     
  2. Woody Stover

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    Not a big fan, but that is sick. ;sick
     
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    College pranks there will always be but that does not mean they have to be destructive. That fellow can thank his lucky stars that I will not be his judge.


    It's funny though. I never knew anybody played football in the south until I was around 30 years old. Before then I thought it was only the Big Ten, UCLA and a couple others on the west coast. ==c
     
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  4. basod

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    The guy that poisoned the trees, Harvey Updike's, lawyers actually tried to get him off on some old(late1800's) law that would have required him to pay~600 in fines.
    That didn't fly he ended up pleading guilty and got 3yrs - probably won't serve 6 months
     
  5. gzecc

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    Do you know how it poisoned it? What he used?
     
  6. osagebow

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    "Spike 80DF" herbicide
     

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