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Brian Conybeare explains standing wager for Notre Dame vs. Michigan game

ABC57 Anchor Brian Conybeare, a Michigan alum, explains his friendly wager with an 88-year-old nun who is hoping for a Notre Dame win Saturday night.

Brian says he remembers his time at Lake Michigan Catholic High School in St. Joseph very fondly.

He was a student there in the late 70s and has had a standing wager with the now-former principal, Sister Mary Ann Rybarczyk.

Whenever the two played, if Michigan won, she had to wear a Michigan shirt to school the Monday following the game.

If Notre Dame won, Brian had to wear Sister Mary's Notre Dame button all day.

Sister Mary: It's one of the greatest rivalries. If I want them to beat anybody, I want them to beat Michigan.
Brian: And I want the exact same thing, only the opposite!
Sister Mary: But Wimbush won't let you do that. He's going to win, win, win!
Brian: And you will be rooting for the fighting Irish forever.
Sister: Definitely! If my phone rings I don't even answer it during the game. Nobody dare call me during a Notre Dame game.

Brian says if Notre Dame wins, he will wear Sister Mary's button.

UPDATE: Brian lost the bet this year, so he wore the button during a portion of the 11 p.m. newscast Monday. 


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