The beloved $5 Bits of Broken Chair trophy has been missing since last year, and I managed to ask Nebraska head coach Mike Riley about it
Update: I think the trophy is dead. Pour a shot or a pint and raise a toast to the funniest short-lived trophy.
Its a damn shame, because the best trophies are organic. Floyd of Rosedale originated because of a bet between the governors of Iowa and Minnesota to prevent a riot. The Little Brown jug originated between Michigan and Minnesota because Michigan coach Fielding Yost thought the Gophers would poison the water, so he had a manager buy a jug. The jug was left behind, and when Yost wanted it back, Minnesota said they had to win it.
Last but not least is the saga of the Lil Slab of Bacon, conviently "lost" by Wisconsin and now they play Minnesota for an Axe that hasnt been seen in Minneapolis since early in W’s first term.
Riley said people are talking about the trophy and he doesnt know where it is. I told him thats not true, you guys probably have it, and please bring it back because its very popular on the internet amongst college football fans.