Bama Dad Destroys Crystal Trophy.
Imagine you're at the University of Alabama to watch your son play in the annual spring "A Day" scrimmage. As any dad would be, your chest is full of pride as you walk into the Mal Moore Athletic Facility and spot the one piece of hardware every college team in the country covets..
The Waterford Crystal Trophy. Awarded to the team that wins the BCS National Championship. There it is in all it's glory. As you get close to college football's most prized possession, you suddenly trip on a rug that's sticking out underneath the trophy display, knocking the shining crystal ball onto the floor where it shatters into a thousand pieces.
Unfortunately, this very scenario happened this weekend in Tuscaloosa. No word on who the dad is who accidentally broke the trophy, worth 30 grand, but the American Football Coaches Association is working to replace it.
Who can blame the guy for not seeing the rug though, my eyes would be locked in on the hardware too.
This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened. Florida's 2006 trophy was knocked off it's pedastool and broken by a recruit (the recruit later signed with Gator rival Georgia. Wonder if the Gators used that as motivation against the Dawgs??). Florida State had two of their championship trophies stolen right outside of former head coach Bobby Bowdens office (maybe he was napping...).
From what I've heard about Saban, I would bet he gets a few chuckles out of this one. He'll probably have the kid whose dad broke it convinced he's going to have to cut the grass or something to pay for it.
Bama fans are taking it in good stride, posing on Twitter "Don't worry about it. We'll get another one next season." I say, not if the Hogs have anything to do with it!!