Carson Tinker was on top of the world. As the Crimson Tide's long snapper, he had helped his team dominate throughout the regular season and ultimately become national champions.
Then his dad broke the trophy.
Carleton Tinker, Carson's father, held the BCS Championship trophy for a moment just as other players and parents had. But when he placed it back and turned to step away, he heard an unsettling noise behind him, he told ESPN. It was the sound of the $30,000 trophy bobbling off its stand, onto the table and down to the floor, where it shattered.
Thankfully, the elder Tinker has had a good spirit about it, even finding humor in the situation, according to ESPN.
And as for the Crimson Tide, a new trophy has already been ordered.
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