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This is why Alabama can’t have nice things

CAUTION: Fragile!

$30,000 BCS Championship trophy shattered by player’s father

CAUTION: Fragile!

Have you ever broken a glass, a plate or perhaps a lamp? Odds are you feel pretty bad about it when it happens. But what if you happened to break a $30,000 piece of glass and crystal? That’s what happened this weekend at Alabama, home of the 2011 season BCS champions.

From ESPN [link]…

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.

The handmade trophy sculpted in Ireland is valued at $30,000. The university previously had two such trophies, one at the Paul W. Bryant Museum and the other at the athletic facility. A university spokesman confirmed that they will immediately begin the process of replacing the trophy.

I guess Alabama will have to go on another crystal ball run in 2012, and maybe they will make sure to protect it a little more.

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Kevin McGuire
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Drivechuck
Drivechuck

Georgia Bull Dogs you mean Bull Puppies

Sportsnews
Sportsnews

Why wasn't it in protected trophy case to start with so that something this Stupid wouldn't have happened to it in the first place?......just sayn...........

FarmerFran2112
FarmerFran2112

Because stuff NEVER gets broken. :P Come on guys... A Georgia fan calling Alabama hicks? ... The kettle calling the Pot black..... tisk tisk

DawgDaze
DawgDaze

didn't these stupid alabama hicks ever think of securing the damn thing so a slight bump wont knock it over.Make the next one out of beer cans,maybe they'll take better care of it

Kmcf428
Kmcf428

Send the pieces to Arkansas. We'll take anything right now.

BAMABOY
BAMABOY

WHEN YOU'VE GOT AS MANY AS WE DO YOU CAN TALK SMACK,HOW MANY DO THE BULLDOGS HAVE?I THINK ONE MAYBE TWO,DAMN THATS STRONG.,

Sportnews
Sportnews

BAMABOY go back to playing with your beer cans, those Won't break!!!!.......LMFAO!!!

Howie
Howie

Can you make a replacement out of Dixie cups?

Gatorball44
Gatorball44

Or out of used red PLASTIC cups.....

Dixie397
Dixie397

Bet that guy feels really terrible