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Posted on: December 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing, Tuscaloosa Mayors Make Friendly Cotton Bowl Wager


EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mayor Walter Maddox have made a friendly wager for the Cotton Bowl championship game.

The two mayors have agreed that if the Spartans win, Mayor Maddox will fly a Spartans flag over Tuscaloosa City Hall for one day and wear green and white to the following City Council meeting. Mayor Maddox will also donate $50 to the East Lansing Educational Foundation – the charity of Mayor Meadows’ choice.

If the Crimson Tide wins, Mayor Meadows will fly a Crimson Tide flag over East Lansing City Hall for one day and wear crimson and white to the following East Lansing City Council meeting. Mayor Meadows will also donate $50 to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative – the charity that Mayor Maddox has chosen.

“We at the City of East Lansing are so proud that the Spartans have made it to the Cotton Bowl and wanted to celebrate the team’s success this season with this fun, friendly wager,” said Mayor Meadows. “Win or lose, I know that both of our cities are excited and proud of our teams and will be cheering loud tomorrow night as they step on to the field at AT&T Stadium.”

“Tuscaloosa and East Lansing are alike in their love for their respective teams,” said Mayor Maddox. “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 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31.

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