Let this be a lesson to you, folks. If you’re ever walking along, just minding your own business, and come across a pair of muddy pants lying on the ground, don’t simply pass them up and carry on your merry way. They could be former Auburn football coach Pat Dye’s pants! And they could be worth $8,000!
LAKE MARTIN MAGAZINE has the story: A miss Shannon McDuffie was walking along the shoreline in the Emerald Shores area when she spotted something strange residing in the muddy embankment below, a pair of plaid golf pants. After bringing them home and cleaning them off, she found a wallet inside that contained Dye’s ID cards.
Leaving aside the obvious question about what kind of person picks up a pair of used golf pants from the mud in the first place, just how did Pat Dye explain away his lost pants?
LAKE MARTIN MAGAZINE:
When McDuffie and former Auburn football Head Coach Dye got together, Dye laughed and said he remembered his pants … but he didn’t remember losing his pants.
That’s awesome in so many ways. We can only picture the alcohol-laden festivities that ended with the coach wading through the lake, ultimately losing his pants - and alligator leather wallet, and car keys - in the process.
Oh, and that $8,000? It didn’t go to the finder of the pants, though Lord knows she earned it. Instead, McDuffie agreed to donate the pants to the annual Blue Jean charity ball in return to a free ticket to the event, no doubt so she could see just exactly what type of stupid person would pay money for the pants.
More importantly, the series of events let LAKE MARTIN MAGAZINE used one of the greatest article ledes of all time: “As it turns out, Shannon McDuffie found $8,000 in the mud … and had a ball.” Hoo-ah!