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Rashaan Evans: Auburn fans telling restaurants not to serve my family

Rashaan EvansThe moment five-star linebacker Rashaan Evans announced his decision to sign with Alabama, we knew he was going to become public enemy number one for Auburn fans. Evans is from Auburn and went to Auburn High School. For that reason, he is considered a traitor. That doesn’t mean his family should be banned from local restaurants.

Evans told TideSports.com on Monday that Auburn fans are trying to make his life at home miserable.

“It’s getting worse,” he said. “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.

“It’s hard for me to go out and chill with my friends like I have always done because people keep coming up to me telling me I made a bad decision. It’s grown men. They are asking me why I did this to them. I told them I had to do what is best for me.”

Not only that, but Evans said he even has people at his high school trying to manipulate teachers into thinking he is a bad kid.

“It’s just crazy right now,” he added. “What’s getting crazy is people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble. They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff. It’s just bad right now.”

On social media, Evans said he has had followers tell him they hope he tears his ACL and that his family did a poor job of raising him. He previously described it as the entire city treating him like he is Satan.

As Crimson Tide kicker Cade Foster could tell Evans, people say some horrendous stuff on Twitter. He knew there would be backlash when he chose to play for his hometown’s biggest rival. Unfortunately, fans take it too far and that’s not going to change. He’ll just have to learn to tune it out as best he can.

Male Alabama fan had to settle bet with bellybutton ring after loss to Auburn

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For whatever reason, college football fans love making crazy bets before rivalry games. We’re not talking about cash wagers. A lot of this stuff — like getting a tattoo on your backside — is worse than losing money. But nothing could be worse than a man with a bellybutton ring.

A reader recently emailed a disturbing photo to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage and explained the story behind the Auburn bellybutton ring dangling off the hairy stomach.

“Two of my friends have been making Iron Bowl bets since college, so for over 10 years now. The bets began innocently such as singing the other teams fight song, buying the other guys drinks all night and have slowly progressed. They are now getting to a dangerous level. … Since this year’s Iron Bowl was boring with not much on the line (sarcasm font), they made a bet to attempt to keep everyone’s interest in the game and bet belly button rings.”

Wasn’t the way the Iron Bowl ended punishment enough? I don’t know if this dude has to wear the ring for life or if he can let that thing close up after a certain amount of time, but it’s not going to help him with the ladies. I’m starting to think tattoos to pay off debts may be the way to go.

Alabama synagogue warns against sharing football scores during Yom Kippur

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Jewish football fans in Alabama are going to have a serious conflict of interest next week. Two of the biggest college games of the calendar year, Auburn vs. Mississippi State and Alabama vs. Texas A&M, are taking place on Saturday. Those who are recognizing Yom Kippur will not be able to watch either game.

As a result, a Deadspin reader pointed out that Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham is trying to get the Jewish community to band together to prevent spoilers. In other words, people want to be able to DVR the games without finding out the results ahead of time.

That sounds reasonable, but you know there will be at least one or two people who play the role of Ari Gold and have to check the score of the game on their smartphone. Hopefully that guy keeps it to himself.

Auburn grad Giancarlo Guida has massive Toomer’s Corner trees tattoo (Picture)

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The oak trees that sit on the Auburn campus at Toomer’s Corner will be dressed in toilet paper one final time on Saturday after the football team’s spring game. Thanks to Harvey Updyke, the infamous tree poisoner who plead guilty to killing the 130-year-old oaks, the trees will soon be removed. But they will live on Giancarlo Guida’s back forever.

Guida, a 2002 Auburn graduate, recently got a giant mural tattooed on his back that includes the Toomer’s Corner oak trees.

“I thought that was a great way to capture the trees after that a**hole killed them,” he told The War Eagle Reader on Wednesday.

The rugby ball is there to represent what Guida called his “fraternity.” He played for the Auburn rugby team from 1998-2002 and helped the Tigers win the SEC Championship in 1999. He said his wife was in favor of the idea at first and encouraged him to go through with it, but added that she was unhappy with the result because she thought it would be much smaller.

Hey, at least it’s not nearly as bad as the back tattoo that a fan of Guida’s most hated rival has.

H/T Eye on College Football
Photo via The War Eagle Reader

Auburn fan reportedly punched for yelling ‘War Eagle’ in a Whataburger

Nothing good can ever come of being inside a fast food restaurant after midnight. Typically the patrons are either drunk and should be confined to the safety of their homes and/or hungry and about to strap on a feed bag before going to sleep and not digesting any of what they ate. Either that or you work the night shift and are eating dinner, and if that’s the case that still sucks. Those reasons among others likely led to an Auburn fan reportedly being punched for yelling “War Eagle” inside a Whataburger restaurant over the weekend.

According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, a police report from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says an argument broke out between a man standing in line at a local Whataburger and two strangers after the man was “repeatedly chanting ‘War Eagle.'” The two strangers then each punched the victim in the eye. The victim returned a punch before the assailants fled on foot.

On their way out, one of the assailants reportedly hit another man in the face who was the brother of a woman who was with the first victim. Guilty by association, I guess.

Is it safe to assume the two men who threw the initial punches are Alabama fans? Based on some of the antics we’ve seen in the past, a fight over a “War Eagle” chant inside a fast food restaurant is not exactly shocking.

H/T War Blogle via Eye on College Football

Auburn Fans Turn Casket into Tailgating Grill (Pictures)

As if we needed further proof that Auburn fans are special — oftentimes disturbing — people.  The one thing we can say about this stunt is that it appears to be harmless.  Unless a dead body was removed from the casket and the casket was turned into a grill, these Auburn fans are not hurting anyone.  Let’s just say it’s a step up from plotting car crashes against Alabama players.  Check out this Auburn casket tailgating grill, courtesy of Kegs ‘N Eggs:

Looks like they have it all covered there — cooler on one side, grill on the other.  When you look at what these Columbian soccer fans did with a casket it kind of puts this whole thing into perspective.  The Tiger fans are just using their heads.

Chest bump to the War Eagle Reader for the pictures.

Auburn Fans Discuss Intentionally Getting Into Car Crashes with Alabama Players

SEC football fans are passionate and somewhat insane.  Anyone who follows college football is well aware of that.  Being a hardcore fan is one thing, but Alabama and Auburn fans have a tendency to take it too far quite often.  Believe it or not, the tree poisoner and the guy who yelled roll tide immediately following Osama bin Laden’s death have nothing on what some fans have been plotting recently.

The Alabama blog I Bleed Crimson Red called our attention to a criminal case in the making on Monday.  On an Auburn fan page through Rivals.com, Auburn fans have been discussing the potential of intentionally getting into car crashes with Alabama players.  In fact, one user even implied that someone on the message board was responsible for the car accident Mark Ingram was involved in last month.

“I think the easiest way to get to the bottom of this is to send someone from the Bunker to tuscaloosa undercover to just drive around until they spot (Tony) Richardson in his SUV and get into a little fender-bender with him,” user Wyatt4Auburn wrote. “Any volunteers?”

“Well, we sent AuburnProud to Huntsville to give Ingram a little going away present,” Prowlin TIger 99 responded. “Anyone have a high mileage truck or SUV with a sturdy brushguard looking for adventure?”

As I Bleed Crimson Red points out, this is clear cut criminal conspiracy.  There’s a good chance it’s just another case of people feeling tough behind a computer screen, but plotting an attack on someone should not be taken lightly.  Hopefully someone is forced to answer some questions about it.

I Bleed Crimson Red has screen shots of all the original posts in the Auburn message board if you want to check them out.  Pretty surprising stuff, even from one of the craziest fan bases in America.