It’s almost as if Alabama haters have been waiting on the edge of their seats for Alabama to do something stupid. If you type the word ‘Bama’ in Twitter’s search field, you can find thousands of Tweets making fun of the Tide for the recent fall of the Crystal Trophy which is a mere representation of Alabama’s most recent national championship.
The story even made USA Today, who reported that the Waterford Crystal trophy worth $30,000, shattered when the father of a current player accidentally knocked it over. Mum is the word on which player’s Dad made the error everyone is obsessed with on Twitterverse.
If I were a player for the University of Alabama football team, it would have definitely been my father that dropped the trophy, so I am in no way judging this man; it was clearly an accident.
Guess what? As much as the teams in orange would love to believe Alabama is the only team to ever have such a problem, it’s just not the case. Florida did it in 2006 and Florida State actually lost two of theirs. We aren’t the only ones. It should also be noted that Alabama won’t lose any titles because of this little slip up. It means that they will keep their title and replace the trophy. So everyone needs to chill out and find a new story to talk about.
There were too many ridiculous and over the top Tweets to choose from. People were so excited to call us Bama folks dumb that they just went crazy. I listed my favorites below.
BCS Trophy Destroyed, Bama Claims 3 More to Make up the Difference wp.me/pLWDA-4Vo
— FriendsoftheProgram (@FOTProgram) April 17, 2012
“@MarshallRamsey: Cleanup on aisle 4 of the Tuscaloosa Walmart: Bama BCS Nat’l Championship Trophy falls and shatters- best news ever!
— weslittle (@weslittle) April 17, 2012
So bama dropped their crystal football? Brings back memories of the 2010 iron bowl: bit.ly/HOGU92 #28-27
— AUltered Ego (@AUlteredEgo) April 17, 2012
— Brantley Pittman (@BrantleyPitt) April 17, 2012
RT @PaulPabst: BAMA should send a few shards of the broken trophy to Boise State to help make up for past injustices. Sharing is caring.
— Brandon Gilbert (@brandongilbert) April 17, 2012
— Jonathan Simmons (@ThatSexyBaldMan) April 17, 2012
Who else thinks Bama intentionally broke its national title trophy to claim another title?
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) April 17, 2012
Laughed pretty good when I heard Bama’s crystal ball was shattered. That’s gotta spawn some bad luck on them
— Mike Barnett (@MLBtheBlackout) April 17, 2012
Bama shattered the National Championshop trophy?? See! They didn’t deserve it. Not one bit. How do you treat something so sacred like that?
— ♔ (@BlakelyMarye) April 17, 2012
It’s been reported that Alabama’s glass football national championship trophyhas been shattered. #Hahahahaha I hate bama! This is great!!
— Eli Mejia (@EliMejia5) April 17, 2012
As usual, my response to these ignorant Tweets is: Are you serious?! I’m sure none of you classy people has ever knocked anything over, dropped anything, made a mistake? I am choosing to focus on the fact that we won, we are still the champions and there won’t be any shattered glass on the field in the fall.
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