|00:00:07||IN THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE OF CREATING JOBS, EVERY NOW AND THEN WE HAVE A LIGHT-HEARTED MOMENT.|
|00:00:13||CONGRESSWOMAN SEWELL, AND I MADE A CHALLENGE OVER THE B.|
|00:00:17||C.S. CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.|
|00:00:18||I AM HERE TO PAY OFF MY END OF THE CHALLENGE.|
|00:00:20||FIRST, LET ME CONGRATULATE L.|
|00:00:22||S.U. THEY HAD A TREMENDOUS SEASON.|
|00:00:24||THEY PLAYED NINE RANKED TEAMS, FOUR OF THOSE GAMES WERE AGAINST THOSE IN THE TOP THREE IN THE POLLS.|
|00:00:32||COACH LES MILES WAS COACH OF THE YEAR.|
|00:00:36||THERE WERE FOUR POSITIONS ON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM HELD BY THE L.|
|00:00:42||TWO ON THE SECOND TEAM.|
|00:00:43||IT WAS A TREMENDOUS SEASON FOR THE FANS AS WELL.|
|00:00:46||THAT SAID, I ALSO CONGRATULATE ALABAMA.|
|00:00:49||THEY SIMILARLY HAD A GREAT YEAR.|
|00:00:51||THEY ARE TO BE CONGRATULATED.|
|00:00:52||THEY CAME BACK FROM THEIR EARLIER DEFEAT WHERE L.|
|00:00:59||S.U. BEAT THEM AT BRYANT DEMI STADIUM.|
|00:01:03||I WOULD SAY TO CONGRESSWOMAN SEWELL, SHE WAS INCREDIBLY GRACIOUS IN PAYING OFF OUR ARRANGEMENT THEN AND ENJOYED THOSE RIBS.|
|00:01:13||I CONGRATULATE CONGRESSMAN BROUN WHEN L.|
|00:01:18||S.U. BEAT GEORGIA WAS GRACIOUS.|
|00:01:19||I PAY OFF MY ARRANGEMENT WITH CONGRESSWOMAN SEWELL BEFORE WE RETURN TO THIS SERIOUS BUSINESS OF CONGRESS AND THAT IS TO SAY ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ROLL TIDE.|
|00:01:31||I YIELD BACK.|
Mr. CASSIDY. In the challenge that we have in creating jobs, every now and then we have a lighthearted moment. Congresswoman Sewell, who represents Tuscaloosa, and I made a challenge to each other over the BCS championship game. I'm here to pay off my end of the challenge.
First, let me congratulate LSU. They had a tremendous season. They played nine ranked teams. Four of those games were against those that were in the top three in the polls. Coach Les Miles was Coach of the Year. There were four positions on the All-America Team held by LSU Tigers, two on the second team. It was a tremendous season for the fans as well.
That said, I also congratulate Alabama. They similarly had a great year. They are to be congratulated. They came back from their earlier defeat where LSU beat them at Bryant-Denny Stadium and stayed focused and got revenge on LSU in the BCS.
I would also say to Congresswoman Sewell, she was incredibly gracious in paying off our arrangement then. I enjoyed those Tuscaloosa ribs. I also will thank Congressman Paul Broun, who, when LSU beat Georgia, was similarly gracious.
Now I hope to be as gracious as they and pay off my arrangement with Congresswoman Sewell before we return to this serious business of Congress, and that is to say on the floor of the House of Representatives, Roll Tide. END