Fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks have had to endure serious trials and tribulations over the past year: The Bobby Petrino scandal, quarterback Tyler Wilson suggesting the team quit during a 52-0 rout by the Alabama Crimson Tide and bowl eligibility looking doubtful.
According to this tweet from the Arkansas equipment department, it appears some feelers are being put out to see if anyone would be interested in owning some admittedly pretty sweet duds.
Now, who’d like to be the first to own a fine piece (or pieces, this stuff is likely priced to move) of this historical season in Razorback history?! Being horrifically bad is still historical, after all.
Some folks collect stamps, others butterflies, but some diehard college football fans grab every helmet, jersey or set of shoulder pads, new or used. Sometimes the era they’re from is one of prominence and fond memories. Then there’s Arkansas’ 2012 season.
It’s not too hard to picture a yard sale outside of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Sure, Arkansas has its boosters, but some public contributions to get John L. Smith out of Fayetteville along with what was worn during this cursed season might be worth investing in a few cases of hot dogs and soft drinks to bring in the crowd.
Of course, the Razorbacks could come storming back and become eligible for a bowl. After all, they only have Tulsa along with three ranked teams in South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU to end their regular season.
On second thought, do you think the Arkansas athletic department will have a “Buy One, Get One Free” offer?
Brandon Cavanaugh is a college football columnist for Rant Sports and member of the Football Writers Association of America. Feel free to follow him on Twitter and join in on the conversation.