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You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

Posted on: September 27, 2011 7:58 pm
Edited on: September 28, 2011 12:05 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

Iowa and Nebraska are set to kick off a brand new rivalry this year as part of Nebraska's entry into the Big Ten, and the two teams have announced a Heroes Game theme to the annual contest, which is scheduled for the Friday after Thanksgiving.

When the Heroes Game was announced, one of the things that was conspicuously missing was the trophy itself; athletic directors Tom Osborne of Nebraska and Gary Barta of Iowa merely said that the trophy would be announced at a later date. That date is today -- sort of -- as Nebraska and Iowa have released a website where fans can vote on their favorite design for this November's trophy.

UPDATE: Although the NebraskaIowaTrophy.com website is legitimate and does represent a Nebraska-Iowa trophy, this will not be the official Heroes Game trophy; it is a student body trophy in a joint effort by Nebraska's Innocents Society and Iowa's President's Leadership Society. The website of the trophy has since been updated to more accurately reflect that this is a student body trophy, and we are grateful to have heard from the Innocents Society who provided some much-needed clarification.

Two things: on one hand, it appears the two schools' societies learned a valuable lesson from the failed Iowa-Iowa State trophy by putting the final design in the hands of the fans. On the other, it also appears they learned nothing from the failed Iowa-Iowa State trophy because all of these ideas are agriculture-related too. Observe:

 

 

Obviously, the pitchfork is the right choice here and it's not even close. There are two acceptable ideas for a corn-related trophy, and neither of them are represented here. If you must use a corn theme, the trophy either has to be A: a giant brass kernel of corn, because trophies are meant to be giant, brass, and hoisted, or B: a football opening up with a giant cob of corn inside it. EMBRACE THE THEME.

At the very least, though, there are no children on any of these trophy ideas, so this is a step up in that respect. But corn, guys? Again? Corn's not worth fighting over -- not in a state like Iowa or Nebraska, anyway.
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:47 am
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

Today i want to expectation this important absolutely vanishes entirely completely. Modest bit ., might demand any Vikings to get started on growing and I hate whom really.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:59 pm
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

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Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: October 1, 2011 11:35 am
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

I'm sure they did. NU fans are dumb



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: October 1, 2011 11:32 am
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

This is it Wisconsin!  I said "Nebraska is going to fail in the Big 10 and that the only reason they have any tradition is because they were playing against a terrible Big 8 and weak Big 12 north." Time to prove me right. By the way Big 10, Nebraska fans are haughty etc. you guys will find out so you have to stop them now or you'll regret it. Nice to see you leave NU, I'm so glad I don't have to hear their crap again. GO CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:05 pm
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

None of the above. Awhile back the suggestion of naming the trophy of the Iowa/Nebraska winner be after Nile Kinnick surfaced. That would be a great trophy. Kinnick played high school football in Omaha and went on to win the Heisman in 1939 for Iowa. He was killed in World War II.

The creation of a trophy in Kinnick's honor would bring class and substance to the Iowa/Nebraska football rivalry in the Big 10.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: September 29, 2011 9:55 pm
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

I live in Plattsmouth. No way in hell do we get sent to Iowa. Give up Blair



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: September 29, 2011 2:33 pm
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

Swing the pitchfork around so it's rightside up & then the winners can use it as a weapon like Western Kentucky did years ago with their big axe. Just kidding! Personally, I think the name of the rivalry is bland & agree with some others that a trophy right now seems kind of premature. Oh well. From a Hawkeye fan-----Go Badgers!Yell



Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: September 29, 2011 11:06 am
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

@PensPackCavsBuck

Do you understand that all 4 submittals were designed by people in Lincoln?



Since: Apr 8, 2010
Posted on: September 28, 2011 11:44 am
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

I hate the fact that people are trying to make up a trophy.  The great thing about a good trophy is that they are usually created orginically.  The fact that Iowa and Minnesota play for a bronze pig because a real pig was the original wager is priceless.  I say just wait and let the trophy happen.



Since: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:34 am
 

You can vote on Iowa and Nebraska's new trophy

Personally, I like the giant one that looks like male genitalia. 


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