President speaks out of turn at the Allstate Sugar Bowl trophy ceremony


Allstate President Tom Wilson (far left) helps present Michigan coach Brady Hoke (far right) accepted the trophy for the Wolverines' victory in the 2012 Sugar Bowl.

Allstate President Tom Wilson (far left) helps present Michigan coach Brady Hoke (far right) accepted the trophy for the Wolverines’ victory in the 2012 Sugar Bowl.

Was it right for Tom Wilson, the president of Allstate, to come out and say that he was a proud Michigan Alum after Michigan won the Allstate Sugar Bowl, especially with the way the game ended?

It is not just that he is an alum of Michigan, but it is more of a problem that he said mentioned he was alum during the Sugar bowl Trophy ceremony.

With Virginia Tech being on the wrong end of an official’s review that erased what would have been a game changing touchdown and potential game winner in overtime if Michigan were to fail to score on their next drive.

Is it right for sponsors of events such as the Sugar bowl, or even the president of any sponsorship to show who they were going for and say they were proud of that victorious team at that same event as proud alum.

Fans, in this case some Virginia Tech fans, would probably begin to think the game may have been fixed or something along those lines that stopped them from winning such as the ruling of the touchdown that was called back.

It would have been in the best interest for everyone if he had just been quiet or acted as a mutual supporter of both teams.

If Michigan were to have loss, it might have been just as interesting to here something such as “As a Michigan Alum, I’m not happy to say this but I would like to congratulate Coach Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokies as the winner of the 2012 Sugar Bowl.”‘

2012 Sugar Bowl Game Highlights

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