Legend tells us the Little Brown Mug was introduced as the trivia prize during the 2012 Shared Services Holiday party. After a grueling trivia competition in which the different Shared Services groups battled for the championship, the MLB Thayer group came out victorious, but it didn't stop there. With their trophy in hand, the group proceeded to take the Little Brown Mug on many wild adventures from U-M Hockey games, fishing in Houghton Lake to the waters of Grand Haven. The Little Brown Mug has been known to work out on an elliptical to stay in shape, and even lure an unsuspecting campus squirrel or two.
The Little Brown Mug will be back up for grabs during the next Shared Services Holiday party. Who knows where the Little Brown Mug will end up next!