As a gesture of love (she’s a Georgia fan), the wife of transplanted Auburn alum Kevin Kelly is paying to light up Portland’s Morrison Bridge in Auburn’s colors this weekend in honor of both Kelly’s birthday and the Tigers’ run at the BCS National Championship .
Anyone can pay to light the bridge as part of The Willamette Light Brigade’s sponsorship program, which aimed at “adding architectural lighting to all the bridges across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.”
The cost for three days of twinkling orange and blue in the enemy’s territory? $300. But really, this is just priceless.
[Via the keen eye of Kenny Smith]
* Bo Jackson vs. Clark Kent
* Dean Foy discusses the lewdness of youth
* Fear and Loathing in Tuscaloosa
* Jimmy Buffett Sang: Let’s Get Drunk and Screw (Up My 1st Year at Auburn)
* Former Auburn cheerleader stars in ‘Best Worst Movie’
* Auburn’s Miss Universe contestant, Audrey Moore
* Auburn amputee has tiger-striped prosthetic legs
* Two campy degrees of separation ‘twixt Auburn and Swamp Thing
The new $100 bills have orange and blue on them also.
So wait, it’s their territory when it’s over 100 miles away and half-full of their biggest rival supporters? Same distance as lighting something up in Birmingham….not really impressive.
As we say with all teams that decide to do this (Auburn is far from the first), you can light up the bridge, Oregon will light up the scoreboard. We’re all actually happy people have been doing this…it at least allows them to light up something against Oregon.
Portland is the most populated area in Oregon. Regardless, the whole state is either a Duck of Beaver..with most being Ducks. The highest concentration of Ducks in Oregon live in Portland so yes, it is our “territory”.
The highest “concentration” is Portland? Concentration would imply percentage. And portland’s no where close to the percentage in Eugene.
concentration doesn’t really involve percentages. In chemistry it’s used to measure the strength of a solution or mixture, also known as the number of molecules of a substance in a given volume. In this use of the word concentration, it means the number of duck fans in a given area, not the percentage of duck fans in a given population.