The Alabama Crimson Tide football program has won the past two BCS National Championships. What comes with the championship win is a shiny Waterford Crystal football that carries a value of over $30,000. Unfortunately for the Crimson Tide, the trophy they earned for the 2011 BCS Championship was dropped during an event shortly after their win.
It wasn’t the greatest thing to ever happen, but the program made the most out of it and decided to sell the broken trophy at the university’s celebrity golf tournament. As you would expect, it brought in a ton of cash.
From Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News:
Alabama auctions off the broken 2011 BCS Champonship Trophy at its UA Celebrity Golf Tournament on Sunday. It brought a reported $105,000.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) May 20, 2013
We don’t know if the largest chunk of the trophy was auctioned off or if it was a number of pieces. Considering the fact that the trophy shattered upon impact, you would have to believe there were a number of pieces auctioned off.
Great work by Alabama. As they say, when life gives you lemons, sell them for $105,000.