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paperwasp
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Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium
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It’s 21 years old, has four legs, two tusks, a trunk and could soon reside outside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The wait for a live elephant mascot will continue so a bronze version will have to suffice.

The relocation of a seven-ton, 19’ statue named Tuska from a local club to the land outside Alabama’s football stadium is on the agenda for the UA System trustees when they meet Friday after Thursday’s committee meetings.

A brief item in the schedule mentions a proposal for “architectural design for the Tuska’s Corner at Bryant-Denny Stadium.” The formal resolution lists a price tag of $415,000 for the project that includes moving the statue from its current home, North River Yacht Club.

It would go on the northwest side of the stadium in the vicinity of the corner of University Boulevard and Wallace Wade Avenue. UA will construct a 6’-4”precast pedestal for Tuska with a paver apron surrounding it.

The statue depicts the elephant looking skyward with his two front feet slightly off the ground and trunk fully extended.

The statue was donated by the Westervelt Company, the current name of the paper company previously led by Tuscaloosa businessman and art collector Jack Warner. He died in 2017 at 99.

The resolution states the project will be paid from the Crimson Standard fundraising initiative and thanks former athletics director Bill Battle and wife Mary for their ongoing support.

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AllbyMyRelf
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re: Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium


We have several bulldog statues on campus, so I guess I can’t laugh too hard
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Serraneaux
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how alabama of alabama


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The formal resolution lists a price tag of $415,000 for the project


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re: Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium
"Oh, the aim of our patrol
Is a question rather droll
For to march and drill
Over field and hill ... "


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Saskwatch
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re: Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium
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The relocation of a seven-ton, 19’ statue named Tuska from a local club


Oh shite did they pull it from REC HQ?


paperwasp
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gumpinmizzou
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That thing looked ridiculous at the Yacht Club and will look just as ridiculous on campus


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SouthernInsanity
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Well, in today's society I'm someone will file a complaint because it's not a gender neutral elephant.


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viceman
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Well, in today's society I'm someone will file a complaint because it's not a gender neutral elephant.


Or you can tell by the size of the tusks it is a statue of an African elephant which is cultural appropiation.
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paperwasp
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The resolution states the project will be paid from the Crimson Standard fundraising initiative


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CNB
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re: Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium
We get a giant cock statue and now Bama wants to copy us by getting their own statue

#SettingTheStandard


diddlydawg7
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We get a giant cock statue


Does it fit inside your ass? I know you’ve tried.


theGarnetWay
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Does it fit inside your ass? I know you’ve tried.


Why are you thinking about CNB's assplay?


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CNB
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Does it fit inside your ass? I know you’ve tried.


Sure does, so you'll be happy to know two can fit inside yours


Wolfhound45
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Agreed. Think it is actually pretty cool.
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Trumansfangs
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Does it fit inside your ass? I know you’ve tried.


Sure does, so you'll be happy to know two can fit inside yours


C'mon guys lets play nice.


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Old Money
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re: Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium
That would be funny as frick to take photos in front of.


SouthernInsanity
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re: Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium
Actually it's primarily off the ears. Asian elephants have smaller ears.


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