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Fumble leaves Alabama with a shattered BCS trophy
AP via CoCo Times ^ | 4/16/12

Posted on 04/16/2012 6:05:33 PM PDT by SmithL

The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered on A-Day when it was accidentally knocked off a display by the father of a current player.

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: alabama; bcs; fumble; oops
Oops!
1 posted on 04/16/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

No problem, we have more....(g)


2 posted on 04/16/2012 6:14:44 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: SmithL

3 posted on 04/16/2012 6:15:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SmithL

4 posted on 04/16/2012 6:17:25 PM PDT by stormer
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To: SmithL

Funny - Our hopes of a run to the BCS title this year appears to have been fumbled by a shattered Harley in a roadside ditch in Northern Arkansas.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 6:17:56 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be poite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: SmithL
Ha. Sic transit gloria mundi.
6 posted on 04/16/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SmithL

7 posted on 04/16/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh, that`s just a TBF torque trim tab.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 6:23:49 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (TBF bite???. Who knew?)
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To: SmithL

9 posted on 04/16/2012 6:23:59 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: stormer
Oh my god. Where'd you get that picture? LOLOL!

Thats cruel!

10 posted on 04/16/2012 6:27:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: stormer
Oh my god. Where'd you get that picture? LOLOL!

Thats cruel!

11 posted on 04/16/2012 6:27:24 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SmithL

12 posted on 04/16/2012 6:28:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Damn kids and their Gatling bottle rocket launchers again........somebody's gonna lose an eye one day, dadgummit!

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


13 posted on 04/16/2012 6:44:24 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: SmithL
Athletic department spokesman Jeff Purinton says the Waterford Crystal trophy, valued at $30,000...

Ouch!

14 posted on 04/16/2012 7:16:50 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: randog; Jemian

I truly feel sorry for this father - just imagine - his son is a new player and his first big A day game..... glad they didn’t release his name!


15 posted on 04/16/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by Momto2 (Love my Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!!!)
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To: randog

What do they do with the Stanley Cup? Members of the winning team get a few days with it in the off season — but now Discover, is it? is letting fans have a day with it. I wouldn’t want some security guard around me making sure I didn’t lose it or break it.

I know there’s a duplicate in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto...


16 posted on 04/16/2012 7:26:17 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Momto2

Being the lady that I am, I will refrain from comment and just read this thread with a silly grin on my face.

$30,000


17 posted on 04/16/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Momto2

My daughter held our trophy when publicity pictures were taken at Toomers. She is in the Heisman pose with it, lol!


18 posted on 04/16/2012 7:29:00 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: bunkerhill7

I’ll bet the torque from the Wright R-2600-20 Cyclone 14 twin-row radial engine (which produced 1,900 hp) WAS a bear!

The T-28 with the R-1820 single row 9 cylinder 1425hp was a beast on no-flap touch & goes. I had a buddy torque roll one 720 degree while practicing approach turn stalls at 5,000’ AGL.

Now THAT woke up his flight instructor in the back seat!

(sorry ‘bout the rabbit trail...the original thread was just such a sad story...)


19 posted on 04/16/2012 7:31:41 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: RobertClark

Can’t wait for Ky’s championship to be vacated. The SEC is in shambles.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: BwanaNdege

No idea what that was supposed to mean.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT by citizen (Romney doubters: Better check your Obama yard sign. The neighbor dog just took a leak on it...again.)
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To: scrabblehack
What do they do with the Stanley Cup? Members of the winning team get a few days with it in the off season

I wonder if they ever got the dent out of it from the day the Stars took it to Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul's house?

22 posted on 04/16/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

You’ll turn Blue (UK Blue) waiting for that. Must be a Big Ten fan. Just can’t past the SEC any other way.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: scrabblehack

When the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup my cousin knew one of the players at the time. The player came to visit my cousin and had the Cup with him. He got a picture of his oldest son, then less than a year old, sitting in the Stanley Cup. Cool memento for the rest of the kid’s life!


24 posted on 04/16/2012 8:23:54 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: citizen

My totally irrelevant comment was in regards to “bunkerhill’s” comment “Oh, that`s just a TBF torque trim tab.”

The aircraft in the photo in Post #5 is a TBF/M Avenger, which had a radial engine producing 1900 hp and loads of Torque. A third of one wing shot away was about what was required to counteract the torque & “P-factor” (propeller) from that powerful an engine. Ergo the “TBF torque trim tab”
“ comment. The F4U Corsair of Black Sheep Squadron fame was far worse for having so much torque & P-factor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U

The T-28 I mentioned was the T-28 Trojan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-28_Trojan

Sorry for the confusion, but once you go down that rabbit trail, there’s no turning back. After all, Jimmy Carter’s killer bunny may be out there!

Need I say /sarc.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 8:50:15 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: bleach

Wrong! I live in the South, just can’t stand the SEC.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 11:22:15 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SmithL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Mlh3c0D98

Fun starts around the 1:44 mark


27 posted on 04/16/2012 11:25:54 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SmithL

It’s a sign. Don’t visit the WH with the trophy this week.

Hubby said there are folks bidding for pieces of the broken glass. Crazy Bama fans.

It’s good to know that Bama isn’t the only school to have this happen.


28 posted on 04/16/2012 11:31:34 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Coldwater Creek

First, I hate UK....luv the Louisville Cards though.....why do you think they will have to vacate the title?


29 posted on 04/16/2012 11:35:28 PM PDT by superfries
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To: superfries
Calipari has made a habit of breaking the rules. UMass, U of M.
30 posted on 04/16/2012 11:54:47 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Yeah I know all about Cal....thought you might have some inside info.....


31 posted on 04/17/2012 12:38:34 AM PDT by superfries
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To: SmithL
That is what happens when you receive ill-gotten gains.

Alabama should have never been in the BCS championship in the first place.

32 posted on 04/17/2012 3:26:41 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: SmithL
farting in church12
33 posted on 04/17/2012 5:28:18 AM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Jemian
My daughter held our trophy

Soooo glad she didn't drop it ..... when you think about it - its pretty amazing they allow it to travel around and be held by so many - my first re-action was a smile, too. But then I read about the father and tried to imagine how he must have felt.... poor old dad!!!

34 posted on 04/17/2012 5:31:44 AM PDT by Momto2 (Love my Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!!!)
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To: citizen; BwanaNdege; bunkerhill7; Jack Hydrazine

citizen;
I only understood part of it as well.

But I know the reason for the knowledge of those who do and we all should be thankful to them.

A hearty “Thank you” to those men and women who gave us the luxury of being ignorant of the details necessary to operate such machines so we all could live a peaceful normal life.


35 posted on 04/17/2012 9:38:21 AM PDT by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
I live in the South, just can’t stand the SEC.
Yeah, we have a crazy aunt like that too, but we love her anyways.
36 posted on 04/17/2012 12:39:23 PM PDT by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

Well clearly this is God’s Way of saying that Oklahoma State should have been in the BCS championship game (LOL)!


37 posted on 04/17/2012 8:48:51 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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