ESPN sent University of Alabama grad Rece Davis to Tuscaloosa to document the devastation from last week’s tornado, and the recovery’s effects on the Iron Bowl rivalry. The World Wide Leader devoted nearly five minutes to the efforts of Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa, and it’s amazing to see what the barely week-old group has done with a Facebook and Twitter account, which is nothing less than revolutionize disaster relief.
Of course, in a post-Updyke reality, national media apparently feels that the word “Toomer’s” is synonymous enough with Auburn in the minds of a national audience to forgo explanation as to why the group of Auburn Tiger fans didn’t call themselves, you know, Tigers For Tuscaloosa. Because once again there’s no real mention of the alliterative goodwill tit-for-tatting regarding Tide For Toomer’s.
But we’ll save our analysis on all that for later.
Oh, in addition to that gas truck, we also hear they’ve moved a plane.
* Auburn dog might have helped kill bin Laden
* LSU girls love Auburn Men, says HBOs’ “Treme”
* Fantastic photos of Bjork inside Jordan-Hare Stadium
* Auburn buses still driving around Phoenix
* David Foster Wallace wants to be your best friend
* Behind the scenes at the New York City Heisman Tiger Walk
* The Mysterious Auburn Man
* Preacher from ESPN ‘Roll Tide’ commercial repents
* Sleigh Bells bring out the pompoms
Great. I can see where this is going. It’s going to be like the Saints a couple years ago. All we’re going to hear this coming football season is, “Oh, this city needs this so bad!” or “This team is really coming together for their city” and sob stories like that. I thoroughly despise it when the media tries to turn sports into some kind of human interest bullcrap. It’s a shameless effort to try and draw in women viewers and anyone else who normally doesn’t give a flip about sports. Not only that, but I foresee the media trying to make out this year’s Iron Bowl as “good vs. evil” with us on the evil side. The public already has it in their mind that we pay our players and play dirty, and that Bad Santa Saban is the greatest coach since Jesus. Couple that with the tornado situation, and we’re going to be made out to be the bad guys.
nice words Tree
If I was Toomer’s or Auburn, I’d be wary of letting these people use my name or reputation. They are not as smart as they think they are, and they are starting to get into some trouble.