One of the most beloved and environmentally questionable traditions in college football involves Auburn fans congregating at Toomer's Corner to wrap trees with toilet paper following a big win. With Auburn set to travel to Pasadena to play against Florida State for the BCS national championship, AUfamily.com, a fan site dedicated to Auburn athletics, pondered how they would go about their potential victory celebration.
Have the palm trees outside the @RoseBowlStadium ever been rolled? #JustWondering #BeatFSU pic.twitter.com/JSViKTt5v4
— AUFAMILY (@AUFAMILY) December 29, 2013
But before that thought could settle, the Rose Bowl took to its official Twitter account to respond with a resounding nuh-uh.
@AUFAMILY Please do not attempt to roll the palm trees. PPD will take action if necessary.
— Rose Bowl Stadium (@RoseBowlStadium) December 30, 2013
Solid attempt by the Rose Bowl to prevent what's considered to be petty vandalism in most parts of the United States, but I predict that if Auburn is victorious on January 6, to paraphrase Auburn announcer Ron Bramblett's remarkable "Kick Six" call, "They're not going to keep'em from wrapping palm trees tonight!" [Reddit]