2000 Orange Bowl Michigan/Alabama Bet


Background:  I made a bet with an Alabama fan over the outcome of the 2000 Orange Bowl.  The loser of the bet had to send an e-mail out proclaiming the glory of the winning team.  Of course, I won!  Here is the message that he had to send out to his co-workers, friends, and family.  It’s especially poignant when you know that he has a relative who PLAYS for the Crimson Tide!!!

MESSAGE TITLE:  Go Blue!  Flush Tide!

Dear Friends,

As the year the 2000 dawns, I have made a remarkable discovery. For years I have labored under the illusion that Alabama was the one true college football program.

But I know now that I was mistaken.

The Crimson Tide was crushed, spanked, destroyed, whipped, crunched, walloped, beaten, embarrassed, abolished in such a way on January 1st that there can be no doubt that the University of Michigan Wolverines rule the college football world. In fact, if I had a vote in the final polls for the season, Michigan would be my number one team.

Such a fine program with outstanding fans and alumni.  And what a fight song!  It literally brought tears to my eyes when heard it played after the game.  What more can I say?  I have seen the light and it is maize!

Thanks to all my Michigan Friends who have helped me find the truth!

Hail To the Victors Valiant!

Hail To Michigan!

Hail to all Wolverines Everywhere!

(Name Withheld)

New Wolverine, Reformed Tider

 

Don’t worry guys- it’s not too late to become Wolverine Fans!!