Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, February 13, 2012
You look at this picture, courtesy @BigWeitz, and probably ask yourself, "Why is Fran McCaffery's autograph on a Michigan State chair?" Fair question. OK, think back about a month ago when McCaffery and the Hawkeyes visited the Spartans. It was a forgettable performance — Iowa lost 95-61 — but few will forget the second-year coach's intense and passionate display during a timeout. You remember it — McCaffery, fresh off being hit with a technical, gathered his players, yelled some words of encouragement and spiked the chair pictured above to the floor. No wonder the autograph includes "Coach with passion."
The chair is back in the news because it was auctioned off at the Iowa Baseball Steak Fry on Sunday. The winning bid: $2,100. Needless to say, some Iowa fan now has a pretty cool piece of memorabilia in his or her house.
H/T to @LostLettermen
Watch McCaffery get a technical and slam the chair to the floor.