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Oklahoma shattered one of its Big 12 football trophies while moving it

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops with a Big 12 football trophy ahead of the 2003 conference title game.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops with a Big 12 football trophy ahead of the 2003 conference title game. skeyers@kcstar.com

The following photo simply proves that the Oklahoma Sooners have won too many Big 12 Conference football championships.

Lincoln Riley is the Sooners’ offensive coordinator and he tweeted this:

Here is a closer look at what the trophy looks like:

ESPN’s Jake Trotter reported that part of Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is being upgraded, so the “Sooners have been shuttling their championship hardware back and forth from their temporary facility to the stadium for recruiting purposes as signing day nears next week.”

Trotter said the trophy that shattered was from the 2006 season, when Oklahoma beat Nebraska 21-7 at Arrowhead Stadium in the Big 12 Championship Game.

A few of thoughts:

1. It stinks to be that guy in the photo.

2. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men and won’t be putting that thing back together.

3. That doesn’t seem like the best method for moving those trophies. But I guess when you have that many (10), it would take too long to move them individually. But I wouldn’t doubt if they are taken one by one next time.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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