The Response / Counterclaim / Retaliation* :
The Conclusion (from the Birmingham Post-Herald):
Yes, you read correctly: in 1953, a Bama student, either out of self-loathing (understandable), or in an attempt to rile his team to victory in the upcoming Iron Bowl (which they sadly won), painted not just random doors and alleys of his own campus with Auburn slogans, but Denny freakin’ Chimes.
*Names redacted, ’cause we’re nice like that.
Related: My first meeting with Dean Foy .
* Frank Sinatra doesn’t care that Auburn beat Alabama by 12 points
* Pretty Auburn girl. In the Philippines. Saving Toomer’s.
* Rare candids of Pat Sullivan at the 1971 Heisman banquet
* Pompadours on the Plains: the 50s revival at Auburn
* Bear Bryant’s lost year at Auburn
* Drew Carey’s thoughts on Auburn
* Auburn grads start the Netflix of neckties
* Bjork wrote a song about Auburn’s “Hey Day”
* John Travolta in an Auburn T-shirt
* Glory, Glory: Alice Fraasa, the Snorg Tees Girl, is banner Auburn coed
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Originally published October 14, 2010.
Alex P in Smyrna G says
This is awesome to eleven.
Justin / AubOrange says
One time in high school our coaches painted some stuff on the practice field, pretending to be our rivals, trying to hype up the football team.
It was pretty obvious it wasn’t high school kids because there was no cuss words, no drawings of genitalia, and no damage done to anything important.
It was the lamest thing ever.
“It is also unusual for oil paint to be used, rather than tempera (water base paint).”
So true, Mr Foy. So true. Only a bammer would be so short-sighted. Dead giveaway, and yet you expressed it with such tact and class. War Eagle, sir.
I saw this story:
And immediately thought of this great Dean Foy tale.
“We then mobilized our forces”