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Alabama Auctions Off Broken National Championship Trophy For $105,000

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick (21) holds the BCS National Championship Trophy after his team defeated the LSU Tigers 21-0 at the Louisiana Superdome. Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football

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  • richard

    crazy people do crazy things. and buying a broken piece of trophy could be spent on some needy family out there someplace

    • taytay52

      See my comment above. The money went to help children!

    • http://www.facebook.com/angel.brom Angel Cagle

      Do I smell a democrat lurking about this page?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.balcom.5 Jason Balcom

    UF should have done this when they were recruiting former UGA player Orson Charles after he bumped into the 2006 BCS trophy and shattered it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.balcom.5 Jason Balcom

    Some people have got more money than they do sense!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.fortune.94 Michael Fortune

    Only an alabama fan would speed 105,000 on a 30,000 trophy. Not putting Bama fans down I support Bama but truth is the truth. Bama has some really diehard fans who will spend anything for a piece of merchandise.

  • taytay52

    The whole story is that the Trophy was auctioned off to raise money for Boys and Girls homes that provide loving environments for children who have been removed from their own less that ideal family situations.

    $105,000 to help a charity is actually a nice idea!

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