Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000

Auburn has gained possession of football owned by Alabama that’s probably worth $50,000 now and may be valued at $100,000 if the Tigers win the national championship.

You know which football this is.

It’s the one that was in the hands of Auburn’s Chris Davis, who returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown with no time on the clock in a miracle win over the Alabama dynasty.

Technically, the ball is owned by Alabama because in the SEC, just like the rest of the college football, teams use their own footballs on offense, including field goals. On the historic play, Alabama used its own football to attempt a 57-yard field goal.

Here’s where it gets interesting: During the wild celebration when fans rushed the field, an Auburn ball boy located and gained possession of the ball, according Bloomberg.com.

Technically the ball is still is owned by Alabama, but a spokesman for the Crimson Tide told the website that “I don’t think they would try to get the ball back.”

How’s that for gamesmanship in an intense rivalry?

And why is that a big deal? Most importantly, because that’s a ball that will live in infamy in Auburn football for maybe the best ending ever for a college game.

Oh, and there’s a money angle, too – although we doubt that football will ever be sold.

One sports memorabilia owner told Bloomberg that the football is worth around $50,000 now but could push to $100,000 if Auburn wins the national championship.

An Auburn spokesman tweeted that the football will be displayed at the school’s athletic museum.

Recent posts

23 comments Add your comment

I dropped my fried twinkie

December 4th, 2013
2:40 pm

Chris Davis should have the ball.

joe

December 4th, 2013
4:02 pm

Just you watch…some fat arse in the bammer administration will threaten a lawsuit because they are a bunch of whiney arse Updykes and Downings (tree killer and teabagger). Kick Bama Kick!!!!

king of mean

December 4th, 2013
4:29 pm

@joe. No need to worry about a lawsuit. UA wants nothing to do with that friggin ball – y’all can have it. It’s going to be bad enough to have to see replays of that play over and over ad infinum until we all die. It’s going to be on every countdown show, highlight reel forever. Just like the BC Doug Flutie play, or the LSUvKentucky play and it will kick off every televised Iron Bowl from now on…

Good luck Saturday. Hopefully Auburn still has more pixie dust and magic beans for Missouri.

TidePride

December 4th, 2013
4:50 pm

Joe represents himself with such decorum and class…a pillar of the Auburn community no doubt.

Seems like all the whining is coming from you Toomer. You won the game and still have loads of butthurt over Big Brother, huh?

FootballTopFan(c)

December 4th, 2013
4:58 pm

FootballTopFan(c) believe that the Auburn and Alabama game had one of the greatest ending in the history of college football !!!

The ball should be displayed in the College Football Hall of Fame.

tiger

December 4th, 2013
5:44 pm

if by some miracle THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY wins the national championship they may pay a million for that ball.

Ramon

December 4th, 2013
6:39 pm

Dr. Phill

December 4th, 2013
9:08 pm

Don’t blame the ball, blame the coach.

Bama wants their ball back - VolNation

December 4th, 2013
9:25 pm

[...] Bama wants their ball back Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000 | College Football Insider Blog [...]

Mayor Kasim Reed

December 4th, 2013
9:41 pm

Auburn looses to Mizzou, Ohio State loses to Michagan State, Fla State plays Alabama in BCS championship game. Alabama wins. Football worthless.

Mayor Kasim Reed

December 4th, 2013
9:41 pm

Huuuuuuuh???

Asgard

December 4th, 2013
11:18 pm

Why hasn’t UGA dumped Richt by now?

Phyllis Glenn

December 5th, 2013
12:34 am

If rolls were the other way around, i wonder if Auburn would feel the same way?

gtcaryd

December 5th, 2013
7:38 am

Poisoning trees, tea bagging, stealing balls, Oh the humanity!

Bubba

December 5th, 2013
9:43 am

forget the game, that’s the the best mullets ive ever seen in my life.may go down as the best in history

[...] Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000 [...]

Andy

December 5th, 2013
11:45 am

Do you mean “sportsmanship” instead of “gamesmanship”? Seems like that would make more sense.

WinderDawg

December 5th, 2013
2:33 pm

Auburn cheats!

Bamagirl

December 7th, 2013
9:58 am

It should be returned to Bama to keep in the locker room as a reminder not that I it will be forgotten but as a reminder to play your best to the end of the game…1 second is all it takes.

[...] Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000 [...]

[...] Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000 [...]

[...] Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000 [...]

[...] Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000 [...]