Auburn Tigers fans have been put on notice by the Rose Bowl not to roll the Pasadena palm trees.
@AUFAMILY Please do not attempt to roll the palm trees. PPD will take action if necessary.
— Rose Bowl Stadium (@RoseBowlStadium) December 30, 2013
The Tigers are headed to Pasadena, Ca. to face the Florida State Seminoles in the BCS National Championship game on January 6. Auburn fans are notorious for rolling the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner near campus when Auburn wins (and sometimes with Alabama loses).
With the loss of some of the trees earlier this year, Auburn fans have taken to rolling metal wires hung for the express purpose of holding the toilet paper.
Yes, that’s a real thing.
In response to a tweet from an Auburn fan site, the official Rose Bowl Stadium Twitter account is trying to head off any acts of vandalism by Tigers fans in the event they win against FSU by warning that the Pasadena Police Department will take action if necessary.
Alabama fans will be quick to reply, of course, that the rule of law (including NCAA bylaw) has never stopped Auburn before, so this warning will doubtless go unheeded by the Family. After all, if a team’s fanbase destroys their own property after a regular season win, what will they do to someone else’s lawn after winning a national title?