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Male Alabama fan had to settle bet with bellybutton ring after loss to Auburn

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For whatever reason, college football fans love making crazy bets before rivalry games. We’re not talking about cash wagers. A lot of this stuff — like getting a tattoo on your backside — is worse than losing money. But nothing could be worse than a man with a bellybutton ring.

A reader recently emailed a disturbing photo to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage and explained the story behind the Auburn bellybutton ring dangling off the hairy stomach.

“Two of my friends have been making Iron Bowl bets since college, so for over 10 years now. The bets began innocently such as singing the other teams fight song, buying the other guys drinks all night and have slowly progressed. They are now getting to a dangerous level. … Since this year’s Iron Bowl was boring with not much on the line (sarcasm font), they made a bet to attempt to keep everyone’s interest in the game and bet belly button rings.”

Wasn’t the way the Iron Bowl ended punishment enough? I don’t know if this dude has to wear the ring for life or if he can let that thing close up after a certain amount of time, but it’s not going to help him with the ladies. I’m starting to think tattoos to pay off debts may be the way to go.

Female Alabama fan attacks Oklahoma student section at Sugar Bowl (Video)

Tensions were running high as Oklahoma defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night. No one encapsulated that for us better than the middle-aged woman who tried to take on an entire group of Oklahoma students.

If you bailed on this video after the blond woman was pulled away into the aisle, you need to go back and watch it again. It may have looked like the confrontation had been defused, but then this happened:

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You will never see a more ferocious airborne attack than that at a sporting event. This lady played the whole “I’m cool, I’m cool” angle to perfection before she went full swan dive and started wailing on her target. If someone told me the woman in the video is that angry Alabama fan named Phyllis that we introduced you to a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.

UPDATE: The crazy Alabama fan has been identified. Here’s her side of the story.

Video via Barstool Sports

Alabama fans who named son ‘Krimson Tyde’ surprised by reaction

Krimson-TydeAlabama fans Summer and Steven Steele gave birth to a new baby boy on Dec. 17. They saw the birth as an opportunity to express their love for their favorite team by naming the child Krimson Tyde.

“The reason we named him Krimson is that we are big Alabama fans and it is a very unique name and we loved it,” Summer Steele told Alabama Media Group on Sunday.

As you might expect, a number of people thought naming a child after the Crimson Tide was ridiculous. The story went viral of the weekend, with sports websites and the like ripping the parents for making up a name just to pay tribute to Alabama. Summer said she has been surprised by the outrage.

“I’m very shocked, I didn’t think people would make a very big deal about it,” she said. “To people speaking negatively about us naming him Krimson, it’s not their child nor family member so if they have nothing nice to say they don’t need to say nothing at all.”

Parents have the right to name their kids whatever they want, so Steele has a point. A lot of people just feel that they’re setting their son up for a life full of name-calling and bullying. I’m one of those people.

Summer added that Krimson has been having some stomach issues and was sent home from the hospital with medicine, so we certainly wish him the best. And hey, at least the Steeles didn’t surround Krimson with firearms. Yeah, that’s been done before.

Photo via Clay Travis

Alabama fan takes picture of baby surrounded by guns

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Roll Tide, I guess? We have seen Alabama fans do some crazy things over the years, usually in an attempt to prove their loyalty to Nick Saban and company. I’m not really sure what an infant wearing an Alabama onesie surrounded by firearms accomplishes.

A Twitter user sent the photo you see above to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage earlier this week. As you can see, the newborn baby is actually holding a handgun. Travis later shared a zoomed-out version of the picture, which does an even better job of highlighting how disturbing it is.

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Yes, that is a Remington blanket the baby is laying on. And yes, that is a pink hand gun below his or her feet. We have already seen Bama fans get killed for not being upset enough about losses and send death threats to kickers. The last thing we need are babies surrounded by guns.

Angry Alabama fan Phyllis calls Colin Cowherd ‘Cow-Turd’ in best radio call ever (Audio)

colin-cowherd-espnPaul Finebaum welcomed fellow ESPN Radio personality Colin Cowherd onto his radio show on Wednesday to discuss some SEC football. During their chat, Cowherd spoke about how he believes Auburn is better positioned for the immediate future than Alabama and will beat the Tide in Tuscaloosa next season en route to a BCS National Championship. This made a Bama fan named Phyllis very, very angry.

As Busted Coverage pointed out, Phyllis regularly calls Finebaum’s show to express her love for Nick Saban and company. On Wednesday, she went WWE on Cowherd by starting her epic rant off with a, “Hey Cow-Turd, let me tell you something!” Here’s the audio of the first part of Phyllis’ call, courtesy of Deadspin.

When Finebaum tried to defend Cowherd’s opinion, Phyllis continued to get increasingly irritated. I’ve listened to the clip below starting at the 1:30 mark about 10 times in a row now and I can’t stop laughing.

“The Crimson Tide and Saban will take care of their own. And anybody that wants to come up against ‘em, come on. They’re gunnin’ for you, they’re waitin’ on you. It’s not over, people! Alabama’s not over. We’ve only just begun. ROLL TIDE!”

And suddenly, I wish I was Paul Finebaum. That mic drop at the end of Phyllis’ rant was probably one of the top-five greatest things I’ve ever heard in my life. You thought that Tennessee fan who called her favorite radio station crying last month was a die-hard? She has nothing on Phyllis.

Woman killed for not being upset enough over Alabama’s Iron Bowl loss

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A woman was killed after Alabama’s loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday because she wasn’t upset enough about the Crimson Tide’s defeat, one witness says.

Michelle Shepherd, 36, was murdered on Saturday at an Iron Bowl viewing party, and 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey has been charged in the killing. Shepherd’s sister said she witnessed the killing and has no doubt it was about the game, according to The Associated Press.

Nekesa Sheperd says Briskey became enraged when the sisters joked that the Alabama loss wasn’t as bad as the Miami Heat losing.

“She said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting,” Shepherd told The Associated Press.

The AP reports that Shepherd said Briskey drank multiple shots of alcohol during the game and “went crazy” when she heard people joking after ‘Bama lost.

“It was over a football game,” said Shepherd. “I’m never going to forget it because she died in my arms.”

Friends told My Fox Alabama that Michelle Sheperd was a neutral fan when it came to the Iron Bowl, but was an avid Miami Heat fan. She was shot three times and died. A murder warrant was issued for Briskey, whose bond was set at $75,000. She was moved from a city to county jail.

The Sheperds were invited to the Hoover party and attended with about two dozen others. They did not know Briskey prior to the evening.

Sheperd leaves behind three young children.

This is obviously a sickening and disturbing story but, unfortunately, it’s not too surprising. This is the same fanbase that has produced the likes of Toomer’s Corner tree poisoner Harvey Updyke, so nothing seems out of the ordinary now. But this is a horrific story and we feel terribly for Sheperd and her family, and we hope that Briskey is brought to justice.

Here is WBRC’s report on the subject:

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CJ Mosley, Reggie Ragland call out Alabama fans for threatening Cade Foster

Cade-Foster-AlabamaAlabama fans are some of the most passionate sports fans in the country, so it goes without saying that Saturday was a painful day for those who support the Crimson Tide. Rather than taking his chances in overtime, Nick Saban opted to go for a 57-yard field goal that resulted in one of the most incredible endings you will ever see in a football game. Prior to that, placekicker Cade Foster missed all three of his field goal attempts.

Because Foster was so ineffective throughout the game, Saban had freshman kicker Adam Griffith attempt what would have been the game-winner. That does not mean Bama fans forgot about Foster’s horrible day. Not surprisingly, Foster had to deal with ridiculous threats on Twitter after the loss. Two of his teammates, linebackers CJ Mosley and Reggie Ragland, came to his defense.

The threats ranged from fans telling Foster to “please die” to a lot more graphic stuff that you can read over at Deadspin. Foster even changed his account avatar and the name on the account to “aaa” after the game, presumably to make it more difficult for idiotic fans to track him down.

This is not the first time we have seen fans hide behind computers and send death threats to players. Unfortunately, it also won’t be the last.