Word is trickling out of Shreveport, Louisiana where bowl week officially kicks off in two hours and either Missouri or North Carolina will walk away with this broken trophy. Media types on the ground say that the Missouri mascot, Truman, has broken the trophy. @HarryPlumer is a Mizzou beat writer: Asked Truman if he broke the trophy. He nodded. Asked him what happened. Threw his paws in the air, then covered his eyes to mimic sobbing.
Winner takes all …you just have to dust up the imported crystal and glue it back together yourself.
Plumer reports he’s asking around to get a value for the trophy. Just remember this story if ESPN somehow has a replacement trophy handy. You’ll know it’s a fake.
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