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    New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Alright, I did a quick search through the forums and don't really see a thread like this one. If there is one, my bad.

    Anyway, so I remember talking about this with a few friends during the previous Iowa-Iowa State game and we all came to the not so original conclusion that the Cy-Hawk Trophy is ugly and seems really cheap (I remember the football looking like it was about to fall off when the trophy was being lifted). I mean, it's no Land Grant trophy...http://blogs.mcall.com/.a/6a00d8341c...1508970b-320wi (what IS that?!)

    Here's the current trophy...


    I'll admit that I don't know the design history of the trophy, so these are my personal views. The wooden box is a standard base for a trophy, though it could probably be upgraded. What gets me though are the figures on top. You have the skinny looking football player doing the stiff-arm pose. Okay, that's fine, I suppose, though he doesn't look like much of a football player. But just in case people didn't know it was a football trophy, they threw the giant football in there to really drive home the message.

    Personally, I'd like to see the figures up top replaced with the two mascots, facing off. Herky in his uppercut pose and Cy sitting in his cyclone. Or if you really wanted to be creative, you'd have the two rolling up their sleeves, getting ready for a fight. Either way, the Cy-Hawk trophy shouldn't just have the namesakes in tiny images on the side.

    Another alternative that would probably be classier, would be to have two statuettes of Jack Trice and Nile Kinnick. Trice was ISU's first African-American athlete and Jack Trice is the only stadium named after an African-American (only 1-A). Kinnick was Iowa's sole Heisman Trophy winner and Kinnick Stadium is the only stadium named after a Heisman winner. Both young men were taken much too early; Trice playing for his team, and Kinnick while serving his country.

    Thoughts?


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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    God, yes. I don't what it should be, but the Cy-Hawk Trophy needs to be replaced. I remember seeing the football on top swivel around because a screw was loose.

    Maybe a wooden piece cut to the shape of Iowa and call it the Battle for the Heart of Iowa. I don't care what happens, but that freaking thing needs to go.



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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    God, yes. I don't what it should be, but the Cy-Hawk Trophy needs to be replaced. I remember seeing the football on top swivel around because a screw was loose.

    Maybe a wooden piece cut to the shape of Iowa and call it the Battle for the Heart of Iowa. I don't care what happens, but that freaking thing needs to go.
    I agree it could use an upgrade, but replacing it with a plaque? How is that an upgrade?


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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Rivalry trophies don't get replaced, or redesigned, very often. Doubt anything happens.



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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    It really looks like a piece o' crap. Just about anything would be better. I've seen little league baseball trophies that were better than that thing.



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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I agree it could use an upgrade, but replacing it with a plaque? How is that an upgrade?
    Well, its probably not, but almost anything would better than what it is currently. You can keep the base, but put something new on top instead of a stupid guy and a football.

    Iowa is known as the Tall Corn State and the Land of the Rolling Prairie. Work something out with those maybe.

    Edit: I like the idea of JT and Kinnick on top too.


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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    We need a trophy like Paul bunyuns Ax which Minny and Wisky play for, or the Old Oaken Bucket that Pu and IU play for or, even Floyd of Rosedale that EIU and minny play for. The Cyhawk trophy sucks.



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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    We need a trophy like Paul bunyuns Ax which Minny and Wisky play for, or the Old Oaken Bucket that Pu and IU play for or, even Floyd of Rosedale that EIU and minny play for. The Cyhawk trophy sucks.
    Or like a Tractor for the Farmageddon game against KSU!

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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Why does Iowa have an old-school logo on there and we still have our crappy tornado-bird logo on it? Weird.

    How about a Keg of Beer? One side cardinal and gold and the other with that black and gold looking crap?




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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    I do like the idea of trying to incorporate Jack Trice and Nile Kinnick on the trophy. It would be a nice memento and another way to preserve their image to their respective universities.



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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Why does Iowa have an old-school logo on there and we still have our crappy tornado-bird logo on it? Weird.

    How about a Keg of Beer? One side cardinal and gold and the other with that black and gold looking crap?

    It's an old pic - I believe the Cy-Hawk has the updated logo (I believe). Doesn't take from the crappiness of the trophy, though.



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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    We need a trophy like Paul bunyuns Ax which Minny and Wisky play for, or the Old Oaken Bucket that Pu and IU play for or, even Floyd of Rosedale that EIU and minny play for. The Cyhawk trophy sucks.
    Silos and Smokestacks is a part of the National Parks Service. How about a bronze barn and silo?

    http://www.nps.gov/silo/index.htm


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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Why do we need a new trophy if the series is just going to get cancelled?



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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    I think a Knoxville Nationals Trophy with trophy girls presenting it after the game... What do you think?



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    Re: New Cy-Hawk Trophy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyclone View Post
    It really looks like a piece o' crap. Just about anything would be better. I've seen little league baseball trophies that were better than that thing.
    Thank God I'm not the only one who thinks so. To be honest, the top pieces look like they were taken from Little League or Pop Warner trophies and loosely screwed to the top.

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Rivalry trophies don't get replaced, or redesigned, very often. Doubt anything happens.
    True, but if enough fans ask for a change, I think it might be considered. Unlikely, but I hope it would happen.

    What needs to happen is that the trophy needs to be "lost". Wisconsin and Minnesota used to play for the Slab of Bacon until it was "lost". Then they started playing for the Axe. And you have to admit, that is one friggin sweet looking trophy.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Well, its probably not, but almost anything would better than what it is currently. You can keep the base, but put something new on top instead of a stupid guy and a football.

    Iowa is known as the Tall Corn State and the Land of the Rolling Prairie. Work something out with those maybe.

    Edit: I like the idea of JT and Kinnick on top too.
    Indeed. Working in some common Iowa theme would be nice.



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