Alabama is still reeling after Heisman hopeful, Tua Tagovailoa, suffered a devastating hip injury against Mississippi State last Saturday. Tua’s initial diagnosis appeared bleak but with the help of the Alabama faithful, Tua believes he will come back stronger than ever. Days before the signal caller’s surgery, Alabama superfan, Rowland Tyde, launched a “Sips For Hips” campaign which offers free beers to anyone who donates a hip to Tua Tagovailoa.
Just days after the initial launch, the movement went viral, inspiring legions of supporters to offer their limbs to the cause. On Friday, Mr. Tyde, issued a statement regarding his long term goals for the foundation.
“The goal is to receive about ten to twelve good hips so Tua can make it through his rookie season in the NFL. Also, if anyone has any noses or ankles that they don’t mind parting with we will gladly accept those.”
The campaign has been harshly criticized by The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. One member, who preferred to remain anonymous, shared his professional opinion of the subject.
“It’s preposterous, who do these guys think they are? If we wanted to turn Tua into Frankenstein’s Monster we would have sent him to the VA.”
Although the ethics of the operation remain in question, the campaign shows no signs of slowing down. Tyde hopes to use this momentum to launch “Beers For Ears” which will fund hearing aids for Nick Saban. This will allow Saban to hear his quarterback’s plea for rest and hopefully give him the strength to sit them before halftime.