College football has a plethora of stupid little trinkets that serve as trophies for various rivalries. Wisconsin and Minnesota play for the Paul Bunyan Axe, for instance. Michigan and Minnesota play for the Little Brown Jug.
Anyway, some idiot decided in 2004 to have Wisconsin and Iowa start playing for the Heartland Trophy. Wisconsin won this thing over the weekend and carried it off the field at Kinnick Stadium.
Now, I'm no biblical scholar. But didn't we learn a lesson in Exodus about not putting too much value in a golden calf?
At least they didn't make this thing out of the earrings of Iowans and Wisconsinites.
(That we know of.)