Champagne was flowing in the Packers’ locker room after their Super Bowl victory last night. With each bottle of Moët & Chandon consumed by the team, the horseplay became more boisterous. Packers coach Mike McCarthy promised that everyone on the team would have a chance to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Much to McCarthy’s disdain, the Packers started re-enacting some of the winnings plays from the game using their trophy as a football. When McCarthy attempted to settle his team down, Jordy Nelson, who scored the first Packers touchdown, put him in a headlock as soon as the hijinks headed to the showers.
Drunk, wet, and nude, the Packers started to cavort in the shower with their coveted prize. Winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers coaxed Charles Woodson into running through the shower for a pass. Woodson broke his collarbone during the second quarter of the game. The trophy was thrown by Rodgers hitting Woodson on the fractured area of his collarbone, resulting in the trophy being dropped to the shower floor. After a moment of stunned silence, several of the Packers engaged in a group hug and started to sob. Rodgers, in an apparent attempt to soothe his teammates, insisted that the damage to the trophy would “buff right out”.
Tiffany and Co., the manufacturers of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, will be evaluating it for repair. Made of silver and valued at $25,000, the Vince Lombardi Trophy will be replaced if it cannot be repaired. A spokesperson for Tiffany and Co. refused to comment on the extent of the damage.