Her name is Michelle Pritchett, she’s a photographer from Sweet Water, Alabama, mother of three, and she claims she wasn’t drunk when she channeled Jeff Hardy on some college students at the Superdome on Thursday. She says they were taunting her.
And her 16-year-old son. (Extra Mustard found the opposite to be true, which is just as likely.)
Because the audio has been dubbed with The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army,” the now viral YouTube video (1.7 million views and counting) does not validate or refute her claims. But football fan logic suggests she’s almost certainly telling the truth.
[Yellowhammer] “Everyone’s making me look like such a bad guy,” Pritchett said. “What I did was probably not the thing to do. But they were taunting us. They began by going after me. But then they crossed the line and started taunting my 16-year-old son.”
Without casting aspersions on people’s character, the Oklahoma fans should have left her son out of it (and her, to be honest, it’s a freakin’ mom), and she should have stayed on the turnbuckle instead of Frog Splashing some kids. Ok? No one looks good here — and we can imagine that everyone involved is a little embarrassed.
[Yellowhammer] “I’m embarrassed. I love The Tide and I apologize to all the players and to Coach Saban and to the entire fan base. I’m sorry. Coach Saban’s going to say ‘those crazy fans don’t know how to act.”
Well he’d kind of be right but that’s besides the point. The point is you’re remorseful and realize the error of your ways (even if it was the highlight of every college football fan’s Friday). Hopefully we can all move on learn from this, so that in the futur…
“And I wasn’t intoxicated either. I want people to know that. I’d had a couple of drinks, but I was not intoxicated.”
Ahem. Yes, we understand that — though it’s probably more likely than not that your were above some sort of legal/logical limit if you admit you had been, in fact, drinking. Once again, not the point, but we can call that “Lesson Learned 1a,” ok? It’s a wash. Truce.
[News 9 OKLA] “She was hammered. Absolutely hammered,” said [Alabama student Michael] Connolly.
Guys, once again, not the point. We understand that mistakes were made bu…
“I hate to say it, but I’d do it again if I had to. I’m not going to let anyone go after my son.”
Ugh. Never mind.