It comes with great pleasure for the Busted Coverage staff to announce that this fine operation has been victorious in the purchase of, via Auburn University, the game pants worn by Cam Newton during the BCS Championship. What do we have planned for the pants? They will reside in Ohio and have a nice comfy spot where select friends of Busted Coverage Nation will be given the privilege to look at and maybe touch the grass stains from that night in Glendale. Why purchase these pants? We have a secret plan and it might include the upcoming Harvey Updyke trial.
The final purchase price for Newton’s pants came in at $1,525 with $10 shipping an authenticity guarantee from the university.
This pair of authentic Auburn football pants was worn by Heisman Trophy winner and 2011 NFL #1 Overall Draft Pick Cam Newton in the BCS National Championship game on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, AZ. The inside waistband of the pants is marked with Newton’s locker number (102) and the outside of the pants still retain grass stains from the game. This item comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Auburn Athletics Department.
We’re now taking suggestions as to what the next step should be for the pants. Some have suggested we lend them to Harvey Updyke to wear during his upcoming trial for poisoning the trees at Toomer’s Corner.
BC is game, but someone will have to step forward with intel on how to reach Updyke, his pant size, etc.
Others have asked if this was a public sale. Yes it was. Some other character won Nick Fairley’s shoes.
Why blow that much money on pants? Are you kidding? This is a huge piece of college football history. #1 NFL Draft pick. Heisman Trophy winner. The school’s first BCS Championship. A transcending figure.
This morning ESPN Carolina Panthers writer Pat Yasinskas had a piece on 2011 ticket sales for a franchise that has suffered huge declines in the past 5 years. The team’s director of ticket sales can barely contain his enthusiasm.
“With all the interest leading into the draft, interest is piqued. You have the No. 1 pick and you’re automatically in the spotlight for a couple of months. When you throw in the fact the guy you drafted is a quarterback, who just won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship … well, that certainly didn’t hurt.’’
In other words, it seemed like a logical business decision on our part.
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