We Like Our Eggs Poached, With Side Of Heisman

There’s only so many Whataburgers a guy can stand. Following our Final Four coverage, we were one of the tens of millions affected by the American Airlines flight cancellations this week, stranded in Texas for 48 hours after our originally scheduled departure.

Earl Campbell Breakfast Bar Heisman Trophy

You would think it sucked being stuck in the Austin airport for that long. But we actually really enjoyed it. At least after making an exciting discovery as we waited in line at one of the airport’s omelette stations.

Ever wonder where Earl Campbell keeps his 1977 Heisman Trophy?

We’re happy to report that it’s not in some trophy case at the University of the Texas. Or the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend. Or even in Campbell’s home (which we hope is in Tyler, Texas).

Earl Campbell Breakfast Bar Heisman Trophy

The trophy is proudly displayed at the bottom of a glass case in one of the Austin airport breakfast bars. Along with the trophy are additional hallowed pieces of memorabilia from Campbell’s Hall of Fame career, including a Texas Longhorn helmet with a broken face mask (cool!).

Earl Campbell Breakfast Bar Heisman Trophy

We felt privileged to be so close to priceless pieces of Texas football yesteryear - as we rooted around the condiment stand for the Texas Pete. Mr. Campbell, thanks for making the hours fly by!