Thursday, February 17, 2011

In The Klink

This info has been showing up on the boards for a few hours now, and it's finally making the news sites:

Auburn police arrested Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, from Dadeville, AL. He will be charged with criminal mischief for applying an herbicide at Toomer's Corner.

There is a Harvey Updyke currently in custody at the Lee County jail. Based on the online pictures I've seen of this dude, he looks like a real prize. He's wearing obnoxious UAT garb in all of them.

Auburn is reportedly planning a news conference at 10:30 (Central) today.

Here's a bit more, from the O-A News:

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said an arrest has been made in the poisioning of the two live oaks at Toomer's Corner.

Jones said a 62-year-old unemployed man, who lists his address as Silver Hill Road, Dadeville, was booked into the Lee County Detention Center at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff said Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. was arrested and charged with one count of criminal mischief in the first degree, which is a Class C felony.

Bond has been set at $50,000 and, upon conviction, a Class C felony carries a punishment of one to 10 years.

LATE UPDATE: Stupid is as stupid does:

Auburn police more than a week ago had tracked down Harvey Updyke, the man now charged with criminal mischief in the poisoning of the oak trees at Toomer's Corner at Auburn University, by tracing a telephone voice mail to a turfgrass management professor, according to court documents.

The man charged with the crime also has told police he made the phone calls to the professor and a radio talk show, but has denied he actually poisoned the trees.

UPDATE^4: This, apparently, is the "alleged" perpetrator. Ideal example of bammiedom if you ask me:

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Dawg Gone?

The rumor mill and Atlanta radio are burning up with reports that Georgia starting tailback Washaun Ealey has been dismissed from the team. Ealey was retained on the team last year after committing a hit-and run on a parked car.

Still no official confirmation at this point, but one wonders (a) just what a starter at a thin position had to do to get booted out over there, and (b) whether Mark Richt has finally figured out that he might want to get some control over his team.

Yeah, I know. The latter is just crazy talk. But still...

UPDATE: Chris Low Mark Schlabach at ESPN says Ealey has been "indefinitely suspended from all team activities" after "failing to report for a punishment run last week." (The report appears next to a picture of Low, but the byline is Schlabach's.)

Sunday, February 06, 2011


Actual photos taken around February 3, 2011, of the concourse outside Bryant-Denny Stadium:

That's winter rye grass in the shape of two now-familiar numbers; from what I understand the UAT physical plant has already received orders to get out there with the Roundup, but the photographic evidence (and it's real, not a Photoshop; click on the pictures to see large versions) remains.

As Dash Rip Rock used to say about the use of alcohol, we here at FTB do not condone such shenanigans... but we do understand them.

UPDATE: Here's a view of the whole thing:

Impressive. Most impressive.

UPDATE UPDATE: A commenter at EDSBS has an inspired suggestion for the grounds crew in Tuscaloosa: