Just hope that Orson Charles doesn’t shop there.

This is probably going to get mocked in certain quarters, but I like it.

The University of Alabama is going to display its new national championship football trophy at a place where most anyone can see it: Walmart.

The school says the Coaches’ Trophy will be on display at a Walmart Supercenter in Tuscaloosa on Saturday and another Walmart store in Gardendale on Sunday.

Fans will be able to get their picture taken with the actual Coaches’ Trophy that was presented after the BCS win over Texas. The $30,000 trophy is topped with a football made of Waterford Crystal.

The school will permanently display the trophy on campus. The Walmart stops are part of a sponsorship deal.

Why shouldn’t the average fan get to see it up close and personal?  Walmart can probably handle the crowds as well as any place.

Although it would be funny if somebody tried to shoplift it.



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13 responses to “Just hope that Orson Charles doesn’t shop there.

  1. NebraskaDawg

    A sponsorship deal? With who? Alabama? And for goodness sakes someone needs to put up a Cleatus & Brandine fark photo.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Walmart? WALMART? Do I get a discount on the photo fee if I have a mullett?


  3. GumpDawg

    I just heard someone on Finebaum this past week make this comment: “I got my Auburn shirt because I went to Auburn, you have your Bamer shirt because you went to Walmart.” Talk about playing into a stereotype.


  4. baltimore dawg

    this is going to result in top-shelf “people of walmart” material.


  5. mant

    Trying to confirm the rumors of a the Trophy going on a Statewide tour in the most wicked Double Wide you have ever seen.

    God Bless Alabama for making Georgia a little less rednecky…..



  6. DOG81

    Wow- the sales of CHARMIN tp, TIDE detergent and disposable cameras will be thru the roof ! I beleive a Plunger is also required for the requisite “Roll Tide” photo op. Lets have a look at peopleofwalmart.com in a few days for the pics.


  7. georgiadawg85

    When you’re Alabama… you gotta be conscious of your image and what people are going to say if you do something like this. They could have put it in a glass case in the back of a truck (ala what they put the pope in) and driven around Tuscaloosa with it. Walmart? C’mon. I’ve heard several Alabama fans moaning about this even.


  8. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I would think a display alternating between liquor stores (for older fans) and drug dealers (for younger fans) would be more appropriate.


  9. Scorpio Jones, III

    Yeah, laugh all you want.

    If we had the damn thing I could not care less where it was displayed.

    In fact, all you jokesters would make a special trip to Walmart just to touch it, and you know it.

    I would, too….in a heartbeat.


  10. Randy Floyd

    To be fair, most of the people that will venture out for this photo will refer to the retailer as “Wallmark”.

    I don’t know why, but I’ve heard it (mis)called that more times than I can recall.


  11. amarie

    Could we send Orson Charles to visit there???