Eyeblack Odyssey argues that college football is good. In honor of that thought, I’ll be posting a series of daily blog entries that celebrate the good in the sport. I have no idea how far I’ll take this, but for now, let us all bask in the awesome.
Let us all bask in … Cy-Hawk Trophy hijinks
Let’s be clear about this: The Cy-Hawk Trophy, in all of its various forms, is basically an abomination.
But the drama surrounding the trophy? That’s just plain hilarious.
It all started in 2011, when someone somewhere decided the old trophy (an abomination) awarded to the winner of the Iowa-Iowa State game just wasn’t good enough anymore. I can appreciate this because of the whole abomination thing, but then the new trophy was even worse. It depicted a random family of farmers standing around a bushel of corn.
Naturally, the fans revolted. This resulted in a “temporary” trophy being rushed together at the last minute, but that didn’t last too long either…
Yes, the Iowa State players and fans destroyed it in about 45 seconds flat. This happened because the trophy appeared to be constructed of cardboard.
Just this week, the fans have voted for a new trophy, which is probably just as ugly as anything that came before it, but it has the benefit of having been approved by the masses. That the masses approved THIS sort of boggles the mind, though in fairness to them, I think their options were pretty limited.
“Would you like a corn football trophy with mascots or with a giant cob of corn that morphs into a football?”
I’m taking the second one for the comedic value, but I understand that the decision is not an easy one.
“Would you like to chew on this collection of broken glass or these fire ants?”
Regardless, it’s all settled now.
Until they break this new one…