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