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April 17, 2012

Alabama's Crystal BCS Trophy Destroyed: The $30,000 Waterford crystal football awarded to Alabama for winning the BCS championship was knocked off its pedestal and shattered during spring game festivities. The unnamed father of a player on the team tripped on a rug. This has happened before: In 2006, Orson Charles broke Florida's crystal football while on a recruiting visit. He later signed with Georgia. Alex Scarborough of ESPN in Alabama tweeted a picture of what was left.

posted by rcade to football at 10:03 AM - 8 comments

I am going to have to call in to Pat Robertson's show and ask him to explain why SEC football programs have been so accident prone recently.

posted by beaverboard at 10:12 AM on April 17

Maybe it's time for a new type of trophy?? Crystal and football really do not go together very well.

posted by 67nickel at 11:33 AM on April 17

I wondered what would happen if one of the players dropped that thing during the post-game celebration on the field.

posted by rcade at 11:56 AM on April 17

Is that better or worse than this?

posted by Debo270 at 12:13 PM on April 17

Another reason why the Stanley Cup is the best sports trophy in the world.

posted by grum@work at 12:44 PM on April 17

Another reason why the Stanley Cup is the best sports trophy in the world.

The Pens did break in Mario's pool in 91.

posted by Debo270 at 12:59 PM on April 17

I've always thought it was one of the ugliest major sport trophies in existence. Hopefully they come up with something new for a playoff system.

posted by LionIndex at 10:29 PM on April 17

When Alabama replaces it will they count that as another National Championship?

posted by preacher81 at 03:31 PM on April 18

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