Auburn Fans Making Fools Of Themselves Over Recruit As Iron Bowl Rivalry Proves To Be The Worst In America, Again
February 11th, 2014 10:21 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: ACL, Alabama, Auburn, Game One
Fact: Many — not all, but many — Auburn fans are trying to hurt Rashaan Evans and his family via the internet because of his choice to attend Alabama.
Over the years we’ve done this site, we’ve seen fans from various schools rip players for signing with a rival school, for backing out of a commitment, for missing a kick in a big game, etc. When that happens, I give you my take which is typically: “Those fans are fools.”
Inevitably the response is, “You hate fans!” So just to be clear right up front… no, this writer doesn’t hate fans. I hate the stupid fans. Hate. Can’t stand. Despise. Look down upon. Mock.
Well, today it’s Auburn’s stupid fans who need a trip to the woodshed. Since Evans — who attended Auburn High School — signed with Alabama last week, he and his family have been absolutely destroyed on Twitter. (Shocking, I know, considering the fact that Twitter is the best avenue running for anonymous jackasses to spew hate from the safety of their own mother’s basement.) Worse, the addresses of the family’s home and business have been posted online.
“It’s getting worse. Someone actually put out an article about my family’s business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are going to eventually start losing money. People are telling restaurants in the town not to serve us…
Social media has definitely been the worst. People on Instagram are telling me how they hope I tear my ACL in Game One. They will laugh when I do. They are saying my family is horrible and how they didn’t raise me right. It’s just crazy.”
Now, I could spin this off into my usual views on Twitter — a tool which simultaneously ramps up rage, lowers our national IQ, and disseminates false information — and how it will eventually be the downfall of our already running-on-borrowed-time Republic, but we’ll save that for another day.
So let’s just back to the stupidity of the Auburn fanbase. Evans’ father attended Auburn. He was the top running back in the state of Alabama in 1982 and he chose to play for the Tigers over the Tide. Now, thirty years on, the AU fanbase is trying to destroy that same man’s business.
Guess there’s a 30-year statute of limitations on loyalty down on the Plains.
The good news in all of this is that Auburn fans — appropriately enough — are drawing attention from all over the nation because of their irrational response to this particular teenager choosing his college. Act like fools, expect America to cover your foolishness. You asked for it.
But before any Tiger fan can post an insult, mention Harvey Updyke or type the letters “WDE!,” let me make one other thing clear — it’s not just Auburn fans who make asses of themselves in the Yellowhammer State. Alabama fans have also been ugly when in-state players have chosen to play for the Tigers over the Tide.
From threatening teenagers to poisoning trees — Good Lord, what a fool Updyke was — the Iron Bowl rivalry is the worst in the United States. You read that right. Not the best, the worst.
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