[UPDATE: NEW DETAILS HERE.]
Once again, Auburn had to bring out the hoses after a Georgia game: the toilet-paper stuffed trees at Toomer’s Corner were set on fire Saturday night.
Not sure when it happened; I was up there a couple of hours after the game, and the fuel was shin-deep on the ground and as thick as it comes in the branches.
Of course, the prevailing theory is that the blaze was set by Georgia fans (unnamed sources describe them them as “drunk Georgia fans” – and possibly arrested) borrowing from the “If You Can’t Beat’em, Burn’em” playbook of Fear The Thumb-era Bama fans. Until the drunk Georgia fans can prove otherwise, that’s what we’re going with.
To quote Thayer Evans, “XOXO, Gossip Girl”.
(But yeah, no more of this ‘like wrestling with your brother in the backyard’ crap.)
Thankfully, The Corner News reports minimal damage to the oaks this morning.
Any existing footage of the flames has yet to be uploaded, but something tells me it will look about the same as this scene from after the ’07 Iron Bowl:
Stay tuned for updates.
NEW DETAILS HERE.
Photos via @ap_sims and @debbirogers
Thayer Evans quote from @lkellison
Debbi Rogers says
Shameful who ever set the TP on paper. The photo was taken between 2:30 and 3:00am at Toomer’s Corner.
Thanks for Photo Credit ..DR
I cannot believe the class! Way to go Georgia 🙁 That is pretty damn sad and pretty piss pore sportsmanship!
Talk about about bad sportsmanship… Wow yall try to blame Georgia fans fir yall’s mistakes. I can’t wait for cams scam to hit him in the face! Yall punch players on the field and act like idiots!!
“Paige” As it shows Georgia through the first punch… Auburn seen it so they took care of there family..
To spread rumors, pick fights with our players when they are loosing is part of it but GA reached a new low when they burned dow our towlet paper trees we roll after every will. Too bad we couldn’t put all the fans having a tantrum back on a bus an just send them on. AUBURN, has class, I am so proud of this-win or loose, we have call and represent our school with dignity. GA could learn a lot from AU
Who puts TP in a tree anyways? There’s a reason auburn is everybody’s backup school…
Mostly because auburn people can’t spell “lose” and don’t know the correct way to use “threw” or “their”. I think auburn could learn a lot about the English language from UGA.
Captain Hindsight says
I mean with all that toilet paper on the trees, i’m surprised it hasnt been burned every single time.. to me its like they’re askin for it
I am sorry, but it’s just a rumor that this was a Georgia fan, right? Could it not be an drunk Auburn fan who dropped a cigarette? It has been very dry outside for weeks and you draped trees (they burn, btw) with TOILET PAPER (also burns…but MUCH faster).
Or, it could be a Bama fan just starting some early antics. In the end…you will never know most likely. But what we ALL know is that the Auburn players punched the Georgia players (not a single punch was thrown by a Georgia player) and you had the dirtiest player in college football trying to injure Georgia’s QB…after the game was in hand…again.
Auburn = Lack of Institutional Control
Wow, you guys are complete idiots.
Dirty? Yeah, he gets weekly Defensive awards because he’s a dirty player. Murray got hurt because his Oline can’t block for him and when they do they block people INTO him. Fairley was going backwards into the QB on the play Aaron cried about and you call him dirty. Yet the UGA player was gouging Coggins and he responded. How about what STARTED the play? Two UGA linemen ganging up on Fairley and tackling him to the ground while one had his forearm against his neck. That’s what started the WHOLE thing but that wouldn’t fit into your punch line.
UGA has always been a bunch of thugs. Let’s do the solider boy dance on the sidelines – yeah that’s classy. Grow up.
actually first off to you Georgia fans yours guys started all the drama at end of that game go back and watch the film you guy talks fairley after he is already down and nowhere near the ball carrier so how bout yall learn to lose with some dignity instead off being up set about it and believe me if we wanted to fight after games we would of done it at the end of the streak we had on bama not after breakin a losing streak against yall so go back to georgia and hope aburn doesnt decide to take a detour through Athens on the way to atlanta on the 4th oh and captian dawg show me one dirty tackle by fairley ill admit he did have one this seasn that maybe he should of dialed the hit back on but his hit last night on the qb was bc of your blocker throwing him past and georgia fans did it as well back in 83 bama did it in 07 and im not sure but prolly alot more times and this prolly wont be the last bc i know it wont be the last time we roll toomers
actually first off to you Georgia fans yours guys started all the drama at end of that game go back and watch the film you guy tackles* fairley after he is already down and nowhere near the ball carrier so how bout yall learn to lose with some dignity instead off being up set about it and believe me if we wanted to fight after games we would of done it at the end of the streak we had on bama not after breakin a losing streak against yall so go back to georgia and hope aburn doesnt decide to take a detour through Athens on the way to atlanta on the 4th oh and captian dawg show me one dirty tackle by fairley ill admit he did have one this seasn that maybe he should of dialed the hit back on but his hit last night on the qb was bc of your blocker throwing him past and georgia fans did it as well back in 83 bama did it in 07 and im not sure but prolly alot more times and this prolly wont be the last bc i know it wont be the last time we roll toomers
Nick Fairley is definitely the dirtiest player in the game! He doesn’t go out to make a play but to injure the other team even if it takes an illegal hit to do it. When you have soft spoken Gary Danielson commenting on it during the game you know it has become an obvious problem that needs to be addressed. You can bet the refs will crack down on his cheap dirty antics during the iron bowl due to the ruckus it caused in the final minutes in the Georgia game. Hats off to Georgia’s O line for taking the matter in their own hands and putting that out of control ape in the dirt! Way to go Dawgs.
If Georgia wants to use the “dirty” moniker for Fairley and it makes them feel better, then they can have at it. We know it’s not true, but if it lets them ignore the fact that their program is burning down around them faster than the TP that their fans set on fire, then awesome. We’ll just do the same thing to them again next year. It’s football…not first grade…grow up.
Man, and I thought we had it bad here wih delusional Bama fans. Seems UGA fans are bigger morons than I ever game them credit for. Seriously? All of this coming from the fanbase of a team/program that has the longest police blotter in the country? Nice.
If it makes you guys feel better to point out two plays and say they were dirty and cost you the game, go right ahead. If you think it’s right to have players or coaches taking out hits on players they don’t like, then you obviously have a distored view of what a dirty player or program is. Keep whining and complaining and you prove my point further.
You honestly thought your 5 and 5 team was going to go in there and win that game? Like I said, delusional.
Do we have thUGA fans calling Auburn dirty?…
1. Fairley was tackled into Murray. No wonder uga has the worst, most pathetic and worthless OL in SEC.
2. thUGA’s Washaun, the upstanding citizen that was in jail earlier this year (one of the many many uga players that have been arrested) was throwing punches and being a regular uga player.
The problem is that Auburn players are not good at melees, throwing punches or whatever… and they get caught. thUGAs have experience and richt’s special melee thugging training behind them. Years of solja-boy and running into the field definitely has helped them execute it to perfection.
3. Chop blocking thugs. disgraceful dawgs.
The Coon says
ok, I’m not going to say that UGA fans started the fire at Toomers because I will admit it could have easily been an Auburn fan who wasnt paying attention to their lighter or cigarettes, but I did see some UGA fans destroying some of the school property which makes me lose some respect for UGA fans. However, I’m not saying all UGA fans are like that, its just disgraceful thats all and it gives the SEC a bad name.
How about ThUGA’s coaches dialing up plays to hurt Nick Fairley twice!?! And the ENTIRE team went after him. No, that’s not dirty at all. Not one little bit, huh?
To scameron: Auburn is actually far from a backup school. Then University had to reject over 20,000 applications last year. And don’t forget that UGA was voted the number one party school in the nation ( which UGA released in an article that they were not proud of this). Both UGA and Auburn had players that should have been ejected for the fighting on the field. However, UGA fans setting fire to to Toomer’s Corner…that is about as classless as it gets. As to “paige” and “rolltide”, you really need to work on your grammar if you want to make your team and your case look halfway decent. Either way, at the end of the day, Auburn was the better team and Auburn took the win. WAR EAGLE! 🙂
Earl Dumarest says
A couple of points. It was probably an Auburn student who set the fire. When my brother and sister went to Auburn in the 70’s, it was common to set fire to the tp. And when I was there in the 80’s we only rolled toomers when it was an away game. And there weren’t kids there.
Also remember when Auburn hosed the Ga fans? They had rushed out to the middle of the field and were ripping up the grass. The grass where the AU logo was. Georgia has never had class and has only gotten worse.
And finally, I need to look at it again, but from the original camera shot, it looks like Fairley couldn’t see that the qb had thrown the ball when he hit him in the back. I know on the replay it looks really bad, But on the original shot he is very low with his head down. I’ll have to watch it again on my dvr but camera angles make a difference.
Hey Dogs, enjoy your sixth loss, and here’s to 7 right around toomers corner. I hope all of u Rhodes Scholars choke on your Alpo.
ALABAMA nor any ALABAMA fans had anything to do with this crap. I mean really. I realize that MOST Auburn fans feel that the sun rises and sets with Auburn University and this year with Cam Newton, but we do not feel the same way. While Toomer’s Corner was being rolled and burned, MOST Alabama fans were watching or in attendance of the AL and Mississippi State game.
Jan Lisenby says
All you have to do is watch to play back to see what REALLY happened. It is obvious that the Refs cannot review a penalty play so they just do what suits them. We also know that it is always the “retaliation” that gets the penalty, never the “instigation.”
I’m sorry, but I am 58, I have seen Toomer’s corner rolled regardless of whether it was an away game or not.
Why don’t the Refs penalize players with their knees exposed so clearly? That is why Mr. Murray felt anything anyway. Protect yourself quarterback, they are coming for you. You need pads on your knees, not rubber bands as you had on Saturday night. I do believe that that last knee hit was an accident and you do too. Ga. is just not going to say that they know it because that is the way teams do that kind of thing. Had the table been turned, Ga. would react the same way Auburn did.
The Auburn/GA. game used to be a great time and good feelings, a fun place to go. I fear that has changed and I am sorry for that.
Burning Toomer’s was dangerous and we are so happy no one and no one’s property was hurt. I don’t think that it was an accident since there was fuel everywhere. We all have sick fans, I’m sorry to say. Georgia’s bad fan just got the better of Toomer’s corner. You’ll look back one day and say, I’m sorry I did that.
Best of luck to all the ones who get out there on the field and play the game so we can all be there to enjoy the battle.
Van P in Southern IL says
Keep crying, Dawgs. This just makes it all the better.
Van P in Southern IL says
And, gosh, bama fans joining in, too! Awesome!!
Welcome to the War Eagle Reader, Tahd fans. Please hang around, because I will have a lot to say about you and your team over the next couple of weeks. Plus, we appreciate the increased Web traffic and revenues.
Read the title for these responses…ya’ll are getting off track. There is no excuse for intentional arson. PERIOD!!!!
It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger!!
intentional arson? I’m sorry but I’ve seen no proof that this fire was set intentionally.. what about littering or destruction/defamation of property? Thats exactly what all you Barners are doing every time you roll the tree
Hey Scameron, if you will notice the guy who can’t spell’s name is ROLLTIDE! And the only language we could learn from UGA is jailhouse slang.
If you look at the fight. Number 60 from Georgia started it by pushing and saying something to the one that threw the punch. Why should the auburn player get benched first half when he was being pushed physically. Than number 60 backed off and acted like the innocent one. Go watch it if you can .
This cracks me up….GA fans are really going to get on here and talk trash about Fairley?? REALLY?? You all need to go back and watch the game. GA was doing crap all night but that last play where they had 2 of their guys on Fairley, well the AU family had just had enough…just like any normal human being would. And as far as setting Toomers on fire…well that just pretty much showed what a low class bunch of folks you really are. You lost…..get over it!! WAR EAGLE!!
To Van P in Southern IL- I am more than sure you will have lots to say about Alabama in the upcoming weeks- thats pretty typical of a smart ass auburn fan and from all the way in IL makes it all the better ( a Yankee smart ass!) If you took the time to read the post above mine, I was only defending bama after some idiot actually commented that the fire could have been a bama fan- seriously. I saw this crap on facebook (along with yet another smart ass comment about bama from a smart ass AU fan) which is why I took them time to check it out. Believe me, I would much rather read whats going on with my TIDE! On our sites, we discuss things other than fires and getting in line to give Cam Newton a blow job.
i was there and it was a UGA fan. he was chased for about 20 ft and i think some people caught him.
The school is nothing but trash and UGA fans tend to go even lower than than that.
That’s because you already got in line to give Saban a blow job.
I put my name because I don’t want to hide behind an anonymous handle like Thuga or Scameron.
I am a UGA alumnus, and as such, I am ashamed of the play of my team Saturday. They showed promise in the first quarter, but were outplayed for the rest of the game. As far as play calling goes, it is no surprise that Bobo and Richt strayed away from the gameplan that was actually working: long ball to Green. The Auburn secondary were outmatched, which Chizik admitted, yet somehow, the Bulldogs thought that the run was more effective (as usual). We got outplayed, simple as that. It is an old story this year.
However, I will say that the play of the Tigers/War Eagles/Plainsmen was just as embarrasing. Newton clearly punched a Georgia player on a “stiff arm”, which he was warned for. At least he was warned. Every time Murray took a hit, the announcers would comment on Fairley’s rough play. Whether the hits were legal or not is beside the point. It was no coincidence that he was behind every borderline hit. He was playing to injure Aaron.
As for the Bulldogs being thugs/convicts, it’s true. I am appalled for my alma mater every time I hear of another player being arrested. One got arrested for stealing a motorcycle helmet, one for not showing up for court. Offenses like these should not be tolerated for the sake of winning. Neither should blatant personal fouls. Rambo had two in Saturday’s game. He should have been benched. I heard on the radio after a particularly rough game Coach Richt saying that he didn’t bench a player for a personal foul because he thought that would decrease our chances to win. From a man of principles such as Richt, “anything to win” should be unacceptable. As a fan, I would rather lose clean than win dirty (or in this year’s case lose dirty).
All this said, please don’t act like it is fact that Georgia fans set the fire. Most likely, they did. They trash their own campus, so it would be no surprise that they did the same to Auburn’s. However, I would like to see pictures or video before I started acting so certain.
Congratulations to the Tigers for a good game overall, and for the phenomenal season so far. Hope Newton is eligible, and the SEC does win the National Championship again. (UGA can use the money).
Go Dogs, sic em!
wow. we don’t even have to say anything, UGA & Bama fans just look like total idiots all by themselves. I love how all these allegations come out SO CLOSE to the Iron Bowl, could it be because Bama is scared? huh? Nick Saban is a friggin Douche Lord, and Georgia lost because they are a bunch of gangsta thugs who spent all week going to crackhouses instead of practicing againts the number 2 team in the country.
Hey bulldogs, go sniff some more dog’s asses. And Bama….ya’ll aren’t even worth my time. Besides I don’t even think white trash can read.
Fairley is an Ape says
Nick Is a Gangster Gorilla, Earning a Reputation. Look for the anagram Auburn players. I’m sure it’s a word you hillbillies have used countless times.
(If you don’t know what an anagram is, it works like ASAP or NCAA.)
The OLineman didn’t block Fairley into Murray…Fairley lunged to Aaron, head up, and helmet aiming directly for Aaron’s knees. But what you guys keep forgetting is the biggest one of them all…the one he was actually called for in the 3rd. He purposefully hit Aaron in the back 3 seconds after he released the ball…almost gave him whiplash. THAT hit was amazing the QB got up from, but Fairley played like that the entire game (and in all of his games before). He started the fight, Georgia players defended their family, and then Auburn started swinging (no Georgia fan took a swing on any Auburn player…none).
if you want to point out arrests because we don’t pay our PD to ignore the small time antics of our football team, then sure…we got kids arrested for suspended licenses, stealing a scooter helmet, jaywalking…allllll serious offenses. Also, none of these players were disciplined on the Georgia team…none. [sarcasm] I am sure all of the kids at Auburn are all upstanding individuals…especially with Mr. Thug himself as your WR’s coach.
Also, I honestly feel this Cam kid and his dad cheated and feel very confident something will come out about this in the next month or two. He hasn’t had a stellar track record with stealing a laptop and then trying to destroy the evidence before he was caught, academic fraud, and discipline problems on the UF team. Cam also plays with a dbag attitude on the field as well. What is with him always faking an injury after he gets tackled, then coming up with a stupid grin on his face? As this title says, “where there is smoke, there is fire.”
Now yaw’ll have gone and done it. You’ve burned up all the toilet paper in the ugliest little city on the plain. Well, you know what that means…next week it’s back to the Sears catalog.
To: standwithcam- seriously, get your facts straight about your boy cam newton and these allegations being so close to the iron bowl. This was turned in last January- a long long time before this season ever began. Bama has nothing to do with this- do you actually think we wanted Cam- if we did, we would have him. Also you act as if your so high and mighty and like all of us GA and Bama fans are white trash, you told the GA fans to go sniff a dogs ass- thats so classy!
(If you don’t know what an anagram is, it works like ASAP or NCAA.)
… and UGA will be teaching Auburn about English. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Fairley is an Ape says
Yes, UGA can obviously teach you something about English: it should be “theirony”. Learn to spell, and then come talk to us.
Right, because I’m the one who struggles with third-grade vocabulary and punctuation. Maybe if the SEC didn’t put so much emphasis on sports, you’d receive a passable education.
Fairley is an Ape says
Where do you see any errors in my posts? I’m pretty sure that they’re correct. Like I said, learn to spell and read beyond your ABCs, and then come talk to me. Meanwhile, have fun at your community college.
PS: You still didn’t spell it right. You just capitalized it. (MORON)
Your use of the vocative in the second sentence of the same post would be questionable even if you had included the requisite comma denoting it as a clause.
I don’t blame you, I blame society. Regarding your name, all football players are apes; some are just better at football than others (RE: last Saturday’s game).
Fairley is an Ape says
I apologize. You can obviously read and break down sentences. Thankfully, I wasn’t an English major, and will actually make money, despite my less than perfect writing skills.
Good Luck, and thank you for the English lesson and correcting my word choice. (Should have been acronym, for all the Auburn fans that still don’t know what we’re talking about.)
I know the rules of written English, ergo I am an English major. I’m guessing your major wasn’t Logic?
Fairley is an Ape says
Your argument holds no water. I didn’t say that you were an English major, simply that I was not. Though, I did take a logic class in college.
However, it would be easy to conclude that you are an English major. How many people in today’s world do you know who can speak correctly, much less write? I, too, blame society.
(My major, by the way, was Geography with emphasis on computerized maps and satellite imagery)
Auburn fans are idiots. What kind of tradition is rolling your own trees? I couldn’t imagine after a big win saying “hey, lets go vandalize our own property!!” This is hilarious, i wish somebody would burn the whole tree to the ground.
Auburn will always be a classless, dirty team that no one in the SEC respects.
God have mercy on the ones that did this. You know this had totally gotten out of hand I am praying for the culprit to be exposed. Just need to stop playing Georgia all together.
Auburn and Bama have there rivalry on the field but one thing I feel is that they are two very classy schools and they both represent my great state.
So to whom ever did this, you will not have a moments worth of peace till EXPOSED !
It wasn’t a Georgia fan according to police reports. That’s just a rumor. Maybe y’all should consider better security or less flammable traditions. As often as this happens it is probably just drunk AU fans trying to light their cigarettes.