Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Cassidy Follows Through on Friendly Wager with Rep. Sewell, Congratulates University of Alabama on the Floor of House of Representatives

Jan 18, 2012
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, as Congress begins a new session, Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA) made good on his friendly wager with Congresswoman Terri. A. Sewell (D-AL). Reps. Sewell and Cassidy wagered on the 2011 BCS National Championship football game between Alabama and LSU. Alabama won the game in a decisive 21-0 victory; and in the spirit of true sportsmanship, Rep. Cassidy donned a houndstooth hat, Alabama tie and brought congratulatory remarks which included “Roll Tide” on the Floor of the House of Representatives, as a condition of the bet to pay tribute to the Crimson Tide on their victory.

“It was a hard fought game between the top teams in the nation. I am so proud of my Crimson Tide for securing victory and bringing home the crystal trophy for the second time in three years,” said Congresswoman Sewell. “Congressman Cassidy was a great sport as he brought congratulatory remarks to the team on the House Floor. I look forward to continuing the friendly rivalry between Congressman Cassidy and myself. Roll Tide!!”

“LSU and Alabama both had great seasons. Although, I wish the outcome had been different, I congratulate Alabama on a game well played. This was a tremendous season for both teams and I look forward to a re-match next year,” said Congressman Cassidy.  

Links to Floor Remarks
Rep. Sewell Congratulates the University of Alabama on their BCS National Championship Win
Rep. Cassidy Congratulates the University of Alabama on their BCS Championship Win


Contact:                  Rob NeSmith                                           (202) 225-2665 (Rep. Sewell)
                                John Cummins                                         (202) 225-3901 (Rep. Cassidy)