Tuscaloosa and East Lansing Mayors Make Cotton Bowl Wager
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and East Lansing, Michigan Mayor Mark Meadows have made a friendly wager for the Cotton Bowl championship game.
The two mayors have agreed that if the Crimson Tide win, Meadows will fly a University of Alabama flag over East Lansing City Hall for one day and wear crimson and white to the following City Council meeting. Meadows will also donate $50 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.
If the Michigan State University Spartans win, Maddox will fly a MSU flag over Tuscaloosa City Hall for one day and wear green and white tie to the following City Council meeting. Maddox will also donate $50 to the East Lansing Education Foundation.
"Tuscaloosa and East Lansing are alike in their love for their respective teams," Maddox said. "The people of our cities are lifted when our teams do well. In a sense, both cities have already won."
The Crimson Tide and Spartans kick off in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31.