If you ever wanted to be “that guy” who owns an absolutely absurd piece of memorabilia, which is discussed religiously amongst your group of friends, you now have that opportunity. In fact, you can silence “that guy” that you know (and pretend to like) if you end up taking home the item below.
Wyoming is currently holding their 12th Annual Cowboy Joe Club Online Auction which will last through the end of the month. Up for grabs are a variety of items including: Merchandise, autographs, tickets, apparel and more. Most of these are cool pieces, especially if you’re a Wyoming fan, but they pale in comparison to one very LARGE and distinct item.
The Mountain West conference logo that was on Wyoming’s turf.
We’re not talking about a picture of this logo or even a diagram of what it would look like on the field. The actual logo, which is 30 feet wide and 15 feet tall. The item was given the following description on Wyoming’s website.
Prior to the 2011 athletic seasons, the Mountain West rebranded itself, which included a new logo. This new logo replaced all existing logos on all competition surfaces, including Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. Now, this piece of Mountain West Conference history can be yours! Own the original logo cut out of Jonah Field. This is the perfect addition to the ultimate sports den! Dimensions are approx. 30′ wide by 15′ tall. (Winning bidder must arrange to pick up item; it cannot be shipped under any circumstances.)
The current high bid is only $350, so this piece of history realistically can be yours. And it will be history. In 2013, the Mountain West will merge with Conference USA. This means the Mountain West will no longer be called the Mountain West, and this logo will be a quite the artifact.
The logo, however, is, well, massive. There aren’t many man caves out there that have open real estate that can house a 30 x 15 piece of turf, but perhaps you’re man cave is spacious and vacant. Not only must you have the room, you also need to pick this thing up.
If that road trip wasn’t made for a wonderful documentary, I don’t know what is.
[h/t to our buddies at Cowboy Altitude]