Originally written on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Are you a Notre Dame fan? Do you have $15,000 laying around and don’t want to blow it on BCS tickets, Miami strip clubs and booze? Here is the perfect opportunity to blow that amount of cash on a piece of Notre Dame history that will have your Irish buddies jealous. Take $15k and buy the logo from the carpet that used to be in the Irish locker room until it was removed during the 1996-1997 expansion of Notre Dame Stadium. According to the South Bend Tribune, the owner is trying to unload the treasure on eBay. Now that Notre Dame has returned to the national title game — and, perhaps, its former glory — Larry Rodts believes the time is right for him to profit from selling his 9-foot-by-9-foot piece of blue carpet with a gold Notre Dame logo on it that was used inside the locker room at Notre Dame Stadium. “Nobody thought they’d have the year they had,” said Rodts, a former Mishawaka resident who now splits time between Florida and Three Rivers. “I’ve been waiting for Notre Dame to hire a good coach and get it over with and sell it.” … Rodts recalls walking into the room at Century Center, where the auction was being held, and seeing the carpet displayed with red, velvet rope around it. “I had to have it,” he said. This is the Holy Grail of Notre Dame carpets. We’re talking about the carpet from Rudy. It’s also the carpet walked on by Notre dame players throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Just think of the names who walked on that carpet: Brown, Rice, Bettis, Holtz, Beuerlein, Golic, Pinkett, Powlus, Mirer. Just think of all the blood, sweat and tears. Only $15k. ONLY! Here’s the seller’s eBay account. In the market? Keep an eye on Larry’s account. He’s going to list the carpet again. “It’s the complete logo that was in the middle of the locker room,” he said. “It’s got some stains from players walking on it.”   Filed under: Football

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