Given Alabama’s college football success in recent years, what’s one broken BCS championship trophy?
Last year, the father of Crimson Tide long snapper Carson Tinker actually broke the Crimson Tide’s reward for its first place BCS ranking in 2011, knocking over the table on which the crystal football sat. The university ordered a replacement for $30,000, no hard feelings were harbored and everyone went on their merry way.
But whatever happened to the broken pieces of the original trophy?
On Sunday, the shattered trophy surfaced, put up for auction during the school’s annual celebrity golf tournament, according to longtime Alabama football beat writer Cecil Hurt. Moreover, it ended up fetching $105,000, a good $75,000 more than a new, intact trophy would run.
Check out an image of the broken trophy and auction setup below.
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