The Independence Bowl Trophy once was a beautiful piece of crystal. Now, however, it looks like this.
Who’s to blame for such happenings? Turns out Missouri’s mascot, Truman the Tiger (who is featured above trying to play this whole thing cool), fumbled the trophy while trying to lift it over his head. This is not a drill; here’s what happened at the scene.
Truman, like all of us, likely wasn’t functioning at full speed courtesy of a Christmas hangover. It also can’t be easy carrying around bowl hardware with furry hands and limited visibility.
While the original crystal was smashed to pieces, the Independence Bowl was able to bring in a replacement trophy in time for Missouri’s celebration after the game. The crisis was avoided, although there better be plenty of these, Truman, if you are indeed the culprit of this hilarious and unfortunate bowl party foul.