On an annual basis, the New Orleans Bowl tends to be a forgettable contest within the grand scope of the rest of bowl season. That being said, if the 2012 edition didn’t leave a lasting impression on people, the trophy given to the game’s MVP certainly did.
The trophy is a new modern football helmet painted in green, gold and purple with a Mardi Gras theme by “sports artist” Thomas “Tuna” Seither. Seither also painted the image of the Superdome and a Bourbon Street lamp to complete the testament to the Crescent City.
“I tried to treat it just like a painting or a canvas and I didn’t let anything inhibit me,” Seither said in a story for The Advertiser. “As you look at the detail, that’s the detail I would have gotten on a painting. People are going nuts over it. I think people relate to a football helmet. It gets people going.”
If one of those people was game MVP and Lafayette QB Terrance Broadway, more power to Seither for his one-of-a-kind creation.