If you voted for Mitt Romney yesterday, you might want to avoid Toomer’s Corner today. The Toomer’s Oaks were rolled late last night by a small gathering of celebrating Democrats, mostly students, after the 2012 presidential election was called for Barack Obama.
Auburn University employees started removing at the least the toilet paper on the ground early Wednesday morning.
Toomer’s was also rolled after Obama’s win in 2008:
Photos: Alex Miller, Joseph Issac.
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This should be littering, if for not an Auburn win.
Jim Newman says
What morons!! Like chickens celebrating the election of Colonel Sanders.
Van P in Southern IL says
Happy for them, but I wasn’t thrilled when they rolled it for Braves wins in 1991, so this seems weird.
Toomer’s Corner being rolled is for an AUBURN victory, and not for any other team or politicians.
I was a student at Auburn in 2004, and the trees were rolled after Bush’s victory as well.
WDE T says
Bottom paragraph. This is in no way an AU achievement. Puts unneeded stress on the trees. Also, if we don’t win another football game this year or win the SEC or NCAA in something then politics may be the last time we roll toomer’s. And that is just sad.
Chris, it should not have been rolled in 2004 either. Toomer’s is for AUBURN victories. And WDE T, agreed. Sad to think the last time Toomer’s might be rolled would be for a political victory. 🙁
Justin Lee says
If Toomer’s is reserved to be rolled only after Auburn victories, then shouldn’t Auburn fans roll the trees for more sports than just football?
Justin, the trees are rolled for other sports, but usually only for big wins. They were rolled when the soccer team won the SEC tournament last year and when the Equestrian team won the national championship. They have been rolled for all the swimming championships as well and for big basketball and baseball wins. Football just generates larger crowds. Unfortunately, athletics in general have been down, so there hasn’t been a lot of rolling lately. The trees were also rolled when Clinton won. No matter which political side wins, it gets rolled, and that’s just ridiculous.
If Romney had won the whole campus would have been rolled, it just is what it is
Johnny Real says
Sounds like Auburn needs to plant sour grapvevines in place of the dead trees.
Enjoy it while it lasts.
I want to say in my estimation they’ve been rolled for anything positive, and I kind of like that. Disregarding the fact that they’re dying, I think they should be rolled by any Auburn fan any time they want, (victory, wedding, birth of a kid, etc).
Again, the only caveat is that the people MUST be Auburn fans, but I don’t see any reason any other fan would want to.
First, if I remember correctly the dose of the chemical put on the trees was over a thousand times the recommended amount to kill a tree. It has already been determined that the trees will die. It is horribly sad, but ten getting rolled a few extra times (especially with how safe they seem to be from such occurrences in our current season) will not change their fate.
Secondly, towns that are close-knit have center gathering points, where the people come together for significant occasions. It is not a negative that people flock to Toomer’s Corner for significant occasions, it is part of the strength of the community. Yes, the intent behind Toomer’s Corner is to celebrate Auburn athletic victories, but it has expanded beyond that for the city, as the university is so intertwined in everyday life of the residents.
Encourage the coming together of the family and community for any reason, whether it be sporting events, politics, graduations, or any other events.