I can’t say that our Webner House post this morning tipped the balance, but this afternoon officials announced that the incredibly lame Cy-Hawk Trophy has been junked. Fan of both Iowa State and Iowa rejoiced.
According to this report, the reaction to the bizarrely corncentric Cy-Hawk Trophy was overwhelmingly negative — so negative that that the trophy was scrapped only four days after it was first unveiled to the public. Although you really have to wonder how such a disastrously bad design ever got approved in the first place, you also have to give credit to the relevant officials for acting quickly to lance the boil and be responsive to the popular outcry. The discarded Cy-Hawk design can now be used in the next installment of the Children of the Corn film series.
With the demise of the weird Cy-Hawk Trophy, we’re back to the Big Ten Legends and Leaders divisions as the worst off-the-field sports idea of the decade.