Is this the Oddest Football Trophy?
A recent pre-season football tournament in Austin, Texas saw the Armadillo Football Trophy takes its place amongst the weirdest trophies ever created. The tournament was hosted by Austin Aztex, who competed for the trophy with D.C. United, Columbus Crew and FC Dallas. We’ve seen many funny trophies, but an Armadillo holding two pistols and wearing a cowboy hat ranks right up there with the best of them!!
The thinking behind it? The organisers felt that with Austin known for a being a bit weird, they wanted a trophy that demonstrated that. The local gift shops are full of Armadillo related gifts, so I suppose it was a natural progression to add a couple of pistols and a cowboy hat and create a trophy!!
Austin Aztex Marketing Director Jeff Burns said “Other tournaments have cups and plates, but we felt that teams would really subscribe to fighting for an armadillo. It reeks of Texas. When we had the opportunity to make it a pistol-wearing armadillo with a cowboy hat, there was no way we could say no to that. I mean, who doesn’t want an armadillo in their trophy case.”