Here's a letter from Auburn's dean of students Dr. Johnny Green that was sent out to the student population (then to us), prepping them for the big game against LSU this weekend. This seems like it could possibly backfire. No booing!
Dear Auburn Student, I wanted to remind each of you about the importance of your support for our team and displaying character this weekend when L.S.U. fans and other guests arrive this weekend. First, please join me by agreeing to demonstrate your support for, and not criticism of, our football team. That means no booing! Remember, the team isn't trying to lose the game—the players work hard all spring and during fall camp to be ready to compete in the S.E.C. Let's show our appreciation for their hard work by encouraging them with loads enthusiasm! Secondly, help me show the world what I get to experience everyday: that Auburn men and women are special, dedicated, loyal, fun loving, bleed orange and blue, are compassionate, and demonstrate good will to others, even our competitors. ESPN Game Day will be in town this weekend and we need everyone to come out and show them how much we support our team. Let's show Chris Fowler, Kirk Hebstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard true fan support and loyalty for Auburn! The nation will be watching the next two weeks (ESPN, CBS next week), and lets remember to have a great time, enjoy the weekend's activities, watch our language and behavior, and display class, taste, and character in everything we do. I have every confidence you will. War Eagle!! Dr. Johnny Green, '85 Office of the Dean of Students Suite 3248 Auburn University Student Center Auburn Univ., AL 36849 Phone: 334-844-1304 email@example.com
Oh, and LSU fans should probably heed this warning as well since many of them will be in attendance this weekend. Let's keep this SEC rivalry on the up-and-up. Again, no booing.