The coveted Orange and White Rotary Telephone Trophy is receiving last minute preparations before it finds its home for the next year. Found in the Great Rockingham Garage Clean Out, this Trophy will be presented once annually to Reid or Brandt, depending on whose team wins the Carolina/Clemson game. The pressure to retain the Trophy is expected to take the rivalry to unprecedented heights.
The Trophy itself is a one of a kind item. It contains a rich palette of orange and "sweated through white", expertly designed to mimic the Tiger football uniform after 60 minutes of game action. It is adorned with emergency numbers courtesy of the Greenville Police Pistol Club and festooned with notification of compliance with all FCC regulations. The ITT maker's mark can be found on both the base and handset by the observant eye, confirming both the diligent craftsmanship and that this is definitively not a mismatched item. It surely contains trace amounts of precious metals on the inside that will forever be locked in due to the priceless facade. It is estimated to have a 35 year old vintage and is simultaneously artisan, craft, and small batch - a true advertiser's dream. Various sponsorships are under consideration.
Unusual when compared to other iconic sporting prizes, the Trophy is also a functional telephone that in the hands of anyone born before 1985 can reach top dialing speeds of 15 seconds local/22 seconds if dialing 1 plus area code. Just the thought of dialing 6 numbers correctly before messing up and starting over will command respect from he who possesses it. As Dabo says there is nothing less important than the score at halftime, or how well you have dialed after the first 3 numbers.
Will the hosts retain their colors? Will the visitors capture the flag? We will know the answer soon.
Unconfirmed reports have Brandt and his wife in early negotiations about where the Trophy will live for the next year, with Brandt's delegate making a push for "in the house" and Clay's delegate focused on "at the office."