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This is Why Alabama Can’t Have Nice Things

[ 42 ] April 17, 2012 |

This would never happen at Oregon:

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.

Alabama’s $30,000 crystal BCS trophy shattered into little pieces on Saturday when a player’s father tripped on a rug and knocked over the display table.
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 Waterford crystal trophy was on display in the Mal Moore Athletic Facility halls, home to coach Nick Saban’s office and other athletic personnel.

Turn the trophy into a bong? Maybe. Let someone knock it over and break it? Never.

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  1. Incontinentia Buttocks says:

    Then again, national championships in football never happen in Oregon, either.

    Boomer Sooner.

  2. Bill Murray says:

    If the trophy had been broken in Oregon, it would have happened because Phil Knight was putting a Nike logo on it.

    • efgoldman says:

      …it would have happened because Phil Knight was putting a Nike logo on it.

      Doesn’t it already come that way? Like the jerseys, and the helmets, and the jockstraps, and the…

  3. actor212 says:

    Y’know, I’m just thinking: I have a local bar softball league trophy sitting on a shelf in a locked cabinet.

    Apparently, the victory of McHale’s Bar and Grill in the MS 2010 New York City Tournament is more valuable to me than the BCS trophy to UAlabama.

  4. blowback says:

    Does the University of Oregon actually have any trophies worth destroying?

  5. booferama says:

    I’m surprised Bama hadn’t deep-fried the trophy yet.

  6. Alan Tomlinson says:

    I wonder how many alumni from there are falling to their knees tonight and praying to God that this isn’t some sort of sign of the coming apocalypse.

    Cheers,

    Alan Tomlinson

    P.S. The energy I spent typing that is energy that I will never get back.

  7. KadeKo says:

    I like that it’s not the same as the plaque every NCAA winner gets; those are all identical.

    But it was only a matter of time before someone dropped a detachable glass football.

    • Incontinentia Buttocks says:

      That’s because it’s not an NCAA sanctioned chapionship.

      There is no NCAA Championship in D I-A (or whatever they’re calling it these days) football.

  8. witless chum says:

    Auburn fans couldn’t figure out how to poison crystal and since Saban has been using a taster, they decided to break the trophy.

  9. fasteddie9318 says:

    Imagine if something like this happened to the Crack Baby Athletic Association’s championship trophy.

  10. ploeg says:

    Turn the trophy into a bong? Maybe. Let someone knock it over and break it? Never.

    A bong? You poor fool! Wait till you see those goddamn bats.

  11. Left_Wing_Fox says:

    “Sooo, Dad… Remember all the times you griped about me denting the Caddy door? Yeah, this is going on your tombstone. “

  12. DocAmazing says:

    Two words: earthquake wax.

  13. gaz says:

    Umm, I’m pretty sure the Alabama State Legislature is why they can’t have nice things. YMMV

  14. ajay says:

    Turn the trophy into a bong? Maybe. Let someone knock it over and break it? Never.

    Knock it over accidentally? Never. Dent it badly while using it as the ball in a game of Impromptu Drunken Football on Princes Street? Maybe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcutta_Cup

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