Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This is why they can't have nice things

You'd think Alabama would know how to protect a trophy seeing as how they claim to have won like 483 national titles. Apparently not:
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A piece of history from the University of Alabama's championship run was shattered on Saturday afternoon following the Crimson Tide's annual A-Day scrimmage.

The Coaches' Trophy from this season's BCS national title was accidentally knocked off its podium and shattered by a player's father whose foot got caught on a rug that sits beneath the trophy display.

The handmade trophy sculpted in Ireland is valued at $30,000.
At least it's not expensive or anything. I can only hope the entire scene was as hilariously entertaining as Real Madrid's not-at-all-alcohol-related trophy disaster:


Anyway, Alabama already has a replacement in the works; the original probably isn't salvageable based on ESPN reporter Alex Scarborough's tweet that said "here's what's left" and included the following photo:

Observation: That is not a crystal football. That is a shard.

I'm not sure exactly how the procedure works but assume that the shard will be given a medical hardship waiver, placed in the trophy case and designated with an imaginary national title from a 7-3 season. BOOM SABAN'D.


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