The setting was perfect and the time was right for one man ready to make a big splash, and for the crowd who came out to watch UCLA and Richmond play some basketball on Friday night, the entertainment level was off the charts. But the action wasn't on the court: it was in the stands, where a man had a nice marriage proposal all planned out. What else says "I want to spend the rest of my life with you" than a marriage proposal on a big screen at a UCLA game just before Christmas?
Except things didn't quite go as planned.
At the UCLA game, dude just proposed to his girlfriend, and she ran away. Wow.— Baxter Holmes (@baxterholmes) December 24, 2011
"I knew I was going to do this the first day I met you," the guy told his lady. She stared at him for a minute, then left.— Baxter Holmes (@baxterholmes) December 24, 2011
You're wondering if it was staged, because everyone wonders if things like this are staged. For its part, UCLA is saying it had nothing to do with the botched proposal.
Some people are asking me if that runaway proposal was staged. I just asked. A UCLA spokesman said it wasn't.— Baxter Holmes (@baxterholmes) December 24, 2011
Happy Holidays, y'all!