Ole Miss defeated Alabama 23-17 on Saturday in thrilling fashion, and College Gameday and Katy Perry were on campus to take it all in. What a night in Oxford. The game was great, but now all everyone seems to be talking about is what happened on the field and around campus after the game, not during it.
Ole Miss fans uprooted the goalposts just after the clock showed zeros. They carried the 18’6″ wide, 30′ tall goalposts to The Grove and set up a miniature version of Vaught-Hemingway, except for unathletic drunks.
Posts are erected in the center of the Grove pic.twitter.com/if3ecP6I0o
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) October 4, 2014
Assumedly when the bourbon began to run low, they carried it across campus and by at least one police officer, who, because it’s Oxford on game day, seemed to not care.
— Allie LaForce (@ALaForce) October 4, 2014
The final resting place for one of the posts was a residence where fifth-year senior @BucknerCorso resides. B. Corso and his buddies brought the regulation football goalpost inside their house, because what else would you do with it?
Goal post made it home pic.twitter.com/EbimQguVEU
— Buckner Corso (@BucknerCorso) October 5, 2014
This is where they cut the post up into souvenirs, including one for each AD Ross Bjork and Head Coach Hugh Freeze.
Come Sunday morning, Corso said he and his friends decided they would cut it up into roughly 30 pieces using a saw.
“I know I want to put an inscription on mine, and I’m going to keep it,” said Corso, who didn’t know whether the others would take a more opportunistic route and try to sell their pieces.
That wouldn’t be anything new — even at Ole Miss.
Images via Twitter / @BucknerCorso