Alabama fans decide to paint 'The Rock' at Tennessee (Photo)


Sep 28, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; A general view of Neyland Stadium during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and South Alabama Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

This Saturday, longtime SEC rivals Alabama and Tennessee will kick-off one of the most anticipated games of the college football season, though the battle is already starting to take place between fans.

According to CBS Sports, the famed ‘Rock’ at Tennessee University was painted in crimson by Alabama fans, who decided it was time to start the prank wars.

Per CBS:

And short of kidnapping Smokey, it’s hard to think of a better rivalry week prank from Tide fans than painting Tennessee’s famous campus landmark “The Rock” — a kind of public Volunteer moodring/graffiti board, but cooler — in Tide colors and anti-Tennessee sentiment.

The rock was nearly covered in crimson red while ‘Roll Tide’ and ‘Go 2 Hell TN’ was spray painted in white.

Of course, the rock is often painted on so it’s not as if the fans defaced something in an illegal fashion, though I’m sure this didn’t exactly create any smiles on the Volunteers campus.

Should be interesting to see what Tennessee fans come up with in the next few days as you know retaliation is inevitable.


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  • Brandon Crawley

    According to CBS Sports, the famed ‘Rock’ at Tennessee University was painted in crimson by a Alabama fans…

    That sentence hurt my brain. It’s either by “an Alabama fan” or “by Alabama fans”.

    • David Lawson

      Must have received your education in ‘Bama because that sentence exists nowhere other than your mind and in your text. Way to go guy. GBO!!!

      • Matthew Burket

        It was edited, dildo

        • David Lawson

          All thanks to the internet badass and the Alabama fan. Thanks for the clarification cockbag…

  • The Patriot

    I find objection to the use of the word “decided”. I’m positive little thought was put into it.

  • The Patriot

    I object to the use of the word “decided”. I’m positive little thought was put into it.

  • Sylvia Pike

    Typical “classy” bama fans!

    • Shakira Graham

      Get off your high horse, its a prank.

    • Patrick Roll Tide Carter

      I’m guessing you root for one of the teams that have been processed by Bama. And its a rivalry and keep in mind it always has graffiti on it idiot so don’t get your panties in a wad lol

  • Patrick Roll Tide Carter

    haha! Too funny! RTR!

  • Joe Gaston

    How do know it was bama fans and not Tenn fans