Going inside the mind of Harvey Updyke

ESPN.com's Wright Thompson sat down recently with accused tree poisoner Harvey Updyke, who's facing four felony charges and two misdemeanors in connection with the poisoning of the Toomer's Corner trees on the Auburn campus.

Thompson found Updyke to be both a 62-year-old remourseful grandfather, proud of his service as a Texas state highway patrolman, and an obsessed Alabama fan -- Al from Dadeville -- all in the same interview.

Here's a link to Thompson's piece, which is a sobering reminder to us all that the word 'fan' is short for fanatic.

And as Updyke says himself in Thompson's piece, there are nuts on both (and all) sides.