Since Alabama has been a topic of interest in our message forums the last couple of days, and because this is just too good to pass up for a Friday afternoon…
I really wish people wouldn’t try to be so damn cute and ruin everything. I would have much rather have heard the raw video of this insanity than someone attempt to make it fun with music.
Update: In this blog post, Bleacher Report says the woman is the mother of three!
Michael Connolly, the alleged victim of the attack, tweeted that the Alabama fan is a mother of three who had her children at the game.
Currently, there are no specifics on what started the incident.
H/T to that same B/R entry for calling our attention to this one.
Update #2: The mom of three has been interviewed.
The female Alabama fan who flew through the air to attack an Oklahoma Sooner fan during Thursday’s Sugar Bowl is Michelle Pritchett, a local photographer from Sweet Water, Ala.
“Everyone’s making me look like such a bad guy,” Pritchett said. “What I did was probably not the thing to do. But they were taunting us. They began by going after me. But then they crossed the line and started taunting my 16-year-old son.”
Pritchett said she regrets that things escalated the way they did and said she wanted to apologize to “Bama nation.” Her biggest concern seemed to be what Coach Saban’s reaction would be when reporters question him about it.
“I’m embarrassed. I love The Tide and I apologize to all the players and to Coach Saban and to the entire fan base. I’m sorry. Coach Saban’s going to say ‘those crazy fans don’t know how to act.’ And I wasn’t intoxicated either. I want people to know that. I’d had a couple of drinks, but I was not intoxicated.”
But Pritchett says she’d do it all again if she had to.
“I hate to say it, but I’d do it again if I had to. I’m not going to let anyone go after my son.”