Lee Corso picks LSU over Alabama — Byrne: ‘He probably picked Hillary too’
The intersection of politics and sports is certainly on display in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, with President Donald Trump set to attend the University of Alabama Crimson Tide’s home game against LSU.
In the Yellowhammer State, college football is a way of life for many, and this dynamic was evident in how Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne’s (AL-01) U.S. Senate campaign approached the big game.
First, the campaign commissioned a billboard reading, “Roll Trump. Roll Byrne. Roll Tide.”
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) November 8, 2019
Byrne’s campaign also had something to say when GameDay icon Lee Corso (perhaps “Corseaux” for the occasion) picked LSU over Bama, donning a Tiger mascot head at the end of the show.
Lee Corseaux strikes again! 🐯
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 9, 2019
The guest picker, former UA golfer Justin Thomas, did not like the pick — and apparently neither did Byrne.
“Lee Corso picked #LSU. He probably picked Hillary too #RollTide,” the congressman tweeted.
The Alabama-LSU game will be televised at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday on CBS.
Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) will be amongst the group flying down to Tuscaloosa aboard Air Force One with Trump and attending the game with the president.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn