The passion and pageantry of college football can stir many emotions in the hearts of its fans. But it's doubtful that in Alabama, between cries of "Roll Tide!" and "War Eagle!" fans are also wondering, "Hmm, did I forget to mail that child support check?"
If they don't think that, at least some should.
The Alabama County police used fans' devotion against them in Operation Iron Snare, in which police sent out letters to suspected child support deadbeats telling them they won tickets to the Auburn-Alabama game.
When the suspents arrived to receive their tickets, they were arrested in a video that appears below and on Athlon Sports.
They're "winners," alright, but not in the manner they expect.
Hand it to the police: They went all-out. There are balloons, banners on the walls, news cameras and officers wearing Auburn or Alabama paraphernalia.
Not to be outdone, the suspected perps play their roles to a T, going from smile to shock faster than a suspect on "To Catch a Predator." And you've got to admire the cojones on the last "winner," who after having the cuffs slapped on has a very important question:
"So… do I still get my tickets?"
As the great chocolatier Willy Wonka once said, "You get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!"
Guess which one is "before" and which one is "after."
"He hit Vic, then he went after Vic. Vic almost has to go unless he wants his teammates to call him chicken."
— Phillies manager Charlie Manuel after Giants reliever Ramon Ramirez hit Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino with a pitch. The Phillies said Ramirez took a menacing step toward Victorino; the Giants, predictably, said otherwise.
If he does, he'd better hope she's not a Red Sox fan.
Look on the bright side: At least the Auburn fans will get to wear lots of orange.
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