That's what the Cy-Hawk trophy looks like now. It has NOTHING to do with football or a direct connection to anything inherently Iowan. I mean, not all trophies have to depict the sport in which they're won. The Floyd of Rosedale and the Heartland trophy are good examples of traditional trophy-fied depictions of Midwestern life. But they've been around for almost a hundred years. What they depict was actually pertinent at the time. That new abomination above has been around for less than three days and exhibits "an Iowa family together after a day on the farm"; somehting that less than five percent of Iowan families do! All that 'small-town, family values, baby Jesus' shit from the GOP tents must have really trickled down over the trophy designers. That thing sucks.
Here's what it used to look like:
Hey, is that a football on there? Can't have that, Michelle Bachman might cry. Grow up, Iowa; this looks like some dumb shit SEC schools would come up with had we been clever enough to create trophies back in the day.
[Gratuitous Bachman in Iowa image:]
|So Presidential. Bonus: She Hates Science! That's good for the 21st century.|