Alabama’s $30,000 crystal championship trophy shattered

Filed in Sports by on April 17, 2012

1) Get a $300 copy of the real trophy.
2) Put the $30,000 trophy in a trophy case.
3) Let the parents of recruits take pictures with the $300 version.

I’m really the one who has to come up with these fixes?

(CBS/AP) April is a sports fan’s dream. A new baseball season… Stanley Cup playoffs… NBA postseason chases… Shattered championship trophies?

That’s right. It happened again. The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered on A-Day when it was accidentally knocked off a display by the father of a current player.

Athletic department spokesman Jeff Purinton said the Waterford Crystal trophy, valued at $30,000, was on display in the Mal Moore Athletic Facility as part of the festivities for the Crimson Tide’s spring football game Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He says the man stumbled on a rug that was under the trophy display.

Purinton said the school is working with the American Football Coaches Association, which owns the trophy, on getting a replacement.

The mishap comes exactly one year after another trophy shattering nightmare. Last April, during a victory parade, Real Madrid dropped the Copa del Rey trophy, which was then crushed under the wheels of a parade bus.

Amazingly, Alabama’s trophy fumble is not the first of its kind in the SEC. Florida’s 2006 trophy was destroyed when it was accidentally knocked off a pedestal by a recruit in 2008. In 2004, Florida State had two trophies stolen.

The footage of Real Madrid crushing the Copa del Rey trophy is hilarious.

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  1. reis says:

    How about a “You break it, you bought it” sign?

  2. Another Mike says:

    Working on getting a replacement? Wouldn’t you insure a 30K Waterford Crystal?

    Besides, Alabama reported a profit of more than $45 million in football in 2010-11, so the 30 grand wouldn’t even put a dent in the bank account if they have to pay for the trophy themselves.

  3. anon says:

    piss on it, then go win another one to replace it.