Thanks to reader Dennis who passed along these photos. This was a gift he gave to his dad.
Not only is it a marvelous replica, it’s signed by a bevy of Michigan coaches (Bump, Mo, Lloyd, Bo, Rich Rod) each of whom have walked off the gridiron with the coveted crock during their tenure:
Dennis is looking to have Coach Hoke sign it as well. My suggestion: wait until he earns it!
So go ahead and update the list of things that will survive the Apocalypse: cockroaches, Lions fans, airplane black boxes, Little Brown Jug replicas.
* It’s not as slick as any of the three replicas I’ve featured on these pages, but you can get a 1950s-version painted Little Brown Jug on eBay right now.
* Better yet, how about a lineup card from the 1909 Minnesota-Michigan game: the first battle for the jug? I’m guessing the seller, who’s asking $300, knew he had something there.