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auburn traditions question

  • I don't get back to Auburn as much as I used and just have a question or two about some of the great traditions we've had over the years. I know the answer to some I think, but here is my list:

    1. When I was at Auburn in the 60s the "Wreck Tech" pajama parade was fantastic. When Tech quit playing us, I had always hoped that we would start it back up with another team--maybe the "Wreck LSU" parade or something.

    2. Burn the Bulldog. We used to make floats, have a parade and take all the floats to a field to "Burn the Bulldog" for the Georgia game. Does that still happen?

    3. Toomer's Corner. You know, I just don't remember rolling the corner. I do recall celebrations. One that was memorable was the Saturday night in 1969 that Vandy upset UA. Everyone came out of their housing all over campus, gathered at Toomers and celebrated. Maybe we did roll it, I just can't remember. However, if we did roll Toomer's back in the 60s, it know that it was pretty infrequent.

    I have mixed feelings about the Toomer's rollings these days. I guess I would feel more comfortable if the rollings were only after really big wins, instead of about any win. It almost reminds me of the days when tons of balloons would be released at games, but they stopped because it was resulting in litter when the balloons fell back to the earth.

    Granted, Toomer's gets cleaned up and maybe all the waste and cleanup expense is worth it.

    p.s. My sister was a student at Auburn 1n 1957 the night that it was announced that AU was the AP national champ. She said students came out from all over and formed a huge "human train" that snaked all over Auburn and the campus. I hope something like that happens on the night of Jan. 10, IN ADDITION to Toomer's getting rolled.

    WDE!

    This post was edited by yptiger 4 years ago

  • Your mention of the 1969 uat-Vandy game brought back a childhood memory... and now I'm back to wondering something I always wanted an answer to when I was a kid. My Uncle John had a framed copy of the sports page from the Sunday following that game, and of course the front page was nothing but the story of the Vandy upset. It was hanging right beside his office door, so he saw it anytime he went into the office; really, there were few places you could go in the upstairs of his house where you wouldn't see it.

    But, Uncle John was a huge bama fan, a season-ticket holder, a big donor. I never understood why he would have something like that prominently displayed. Heck, I don't even know why a bama fan would save something like that, much less display it.

    Sorry to ramble, especially since my response had absolutely nothing to do with the original post...

  • yptiger said... (original post)

    3. Toomer's Corner. You know, I just don't remember rolling the corner. I do recall celebrations. One that was memorable was the Saturday night in 1969 that Vandy upset UA. Everyone came out of their housing all over campus, gathered at Toomers and celebrated. Maybe we did roll it, I just can't remember. However, if we did roll Toomer's back in the 60s, it know that it was pretty infrequent.

    I have mixed feelings about the Toomer's rollings these days. I guess I would feel more comfortable if the rollings were only after really big wins, instead of about any win. It almost reminds me of the days when tons of balloons would be released at games, but they stopped because it was resulting in litter when the balloons fell back to the earth.

    Granted, Toomer's gets cleaned up and maybe all the waste and cleanup expense is worth it.

    (wife hijacking account again)

    I marched in the AU Marching Band in 1990. I lived on Magnolia Ave, just a few blocks from Toomers and my walk back to my apartment always took me through Toomers. Sometimes, depending on how tired I was or who was visiting me or what time the game ended, etc., I would bypass Toomers and go straight back and change out of my very hot uniform.

    After we beat FSU (great game, btw) I took the route that brought me close enough to enjoy the crowd and maybe toss a roll of TP. Several of the band members were already there, in the middle of the intersection, playing "War Eagle" and other songs. The crowd saw me in my uniform and very politely escorted me (and my clarinet whoop whoop) to the middle so I could play along.

    'Cuz there's nothing like a clarinet to complete a brass ensemble playing fight songs after a victory.

    (For one, I have no ambivalence about rolling Toomers. It's a lot better than all the plastic cups and other garbage from the stadium that goes to a landfill.)

    War Eagle!

    Merry Christmas!

  • I was a student from 74 - 78 and we rolled Toomer's Corner for away wins. As soon as we determined we had the game put away, the students starting piling out of our residences and heading to the intersection. When I was a freshman, some friends of mine had a hearse and we'd decorate it with the score and take it and park it under the light blocking the intersection. Then others would start parking their cars around until the intersection was blocked off. We would then proceed to roll Toomer'c Corner. But that was only for away football games. I don't remember doing that for home games because we were always heading for parties after the home games.

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