What. In the hell. Is that.
What. In the hell. Is that.
It. Looks like. A trophy. Of some sort.
Honestly, besides the Stanley Cup, most trophies are nothing special anyway.
Dick Butkus would like to speak with you.
That supposed to look like the blades of a skate or something?
Looks like the head of a mace...cool...honestly I have seen far worse trophies out there...this isn't so bad at all.
With room for 8-14 more. The 20 blade version would be pretty sweet. But I think it needs a puck on top on which to inscribe a block M.
It's a trophy. I'm not sure what you expected. If this is a new low, you must not have hated the division names nearly as much as everybody else.
A traditional one like these-
Why would you create a traditional trophy for a new conference...What "tradition" would it have behind it.
One that looks like a hockey trophy and not some artsy-fartsy junk being sold at Pier 1 Imports.
Sorry I'm not sorry.
don't mind it too much, just seems like an average trophy. Though as a hockey trophy I would have liked it to be more "cup" like if that makes sense.
A few pieces of metal on wood with a hockey puck split in half. Doesnt look to bad to me.
I really don't think its bad at all. Pretty average looking as far as trophies go really.
a few avant-garde bottle openers left from a pabst project - seemed like a good time to use them up.
Don't care what it looks like. Just win it!!
I ate a. Turkey panini. For lunch.
It's a little underwhelming. I was expecting to see something as bad as the original NU/Iowa trophy.
...if that is a new low...you have incredibly high standards. It is not exactly Lord Stanley's Cup...but it's fine.
To say that's a "new low" is ignoring a lot of stuff or is the height of overreaction or both.
it's just a trophy, and since it is a new conference, they cannot have a traditional one...You have to start somewhere.
30" tall and 35lbs. That's still gonna feel like a cup when it's hoisted.
I think it's fine and hope to be seeing a lot of those lined up in Yost soon
Here's a nice design we could've gone with....maybe put the names of the winning teams on the side. Call it "The Lord Delaney Cup" or somehing.
I love the Stanley Cup, but any attempt at making a new trophy look like it would be lame.
Well, it's better than this
...too many jokes...overload....ahhhhhh!
What is that "thing" called.....The Ron Jeremy Memorial Pipe. Is she licking the damn thing? Maybe a clip from an adult version of Happy Gilmore
or lengthens if you prefer.
But it's real, and it's spectacular.
They should have made something like this
I too would have liked more of a cup design but they were obviously going for modern/avant-garde. It's OK...but would look a lot better with a guy in a maize & blue sweater holding/lifting it
Actually I think that's a pretty sweet trophy, be happy there's not a giant Dr. Pepper logo on it.
by next year. It'll be something like "The Dr Pepper Trophy, presented by Farmer's Insurance"
Modern trophies are going avant garde or trying to incorporate some of the aspects of the school or conference into things. It's not bad. The Tol//BGSU trophy is fantastic.
Thank you for saving me the google search for the Cy-Hawk trophy.
Home City Ice, of course. A subsidiary of Arbys.
Are you "guthrie" from the scout site?
I think we're all still stinging a bit from yesterday and feeling a little bitchy, because calling this not-so-bad trophy design a "new low" is a stretch. It's definately more modern than classic in design, but it's not horrible from an aesthetics perspective.
What did you want them to do, not have a trophy?
Oh come on, there's nothing wrong with that. At least they're not trying to pretend it's some timeless, classic showpiece. It's a trophy. It has to look like something.
"New low" status as far as the conference is concerned has to somehow be worse than Maryland and Rutgers. This ain't it.
Looks like a flanged mace head. Put a stick on the bottom and you have:
Cool by me.
I hope no one saw you take it.
I have no problem with the design. I think it looks better than the Broadmoor trophy and the Lamoriello Trophy.
It's fine. It's not great, but it's better than a piece of wood with a plaque on it, which is what most NCAA trophies are.
Paul Bunyan with a hockey stick resting his foot atop a brown jug?
Sounds pretty good.
I think it looks good. What did you want?! The Stanley cup?
Isn't that pretty similar to what the other B1G conference championship trophies look like?
Honestly, I don't see what the big deal is.
I think that's pretty damn awesome actually. Skate blades and such. LINE EM UP!
Delaney designed this after watching the Hunger Games. The prototype was called "District 6" in honor of the six founding members.
35 lbs...not bad.
Several of the alternatives or suggestions presented above are classic (in a non-classic/classy trophy kinda way).
called the Mason Cup. I'd never hear the end of it from all the Spartan slappies around me. . .
...who conveniently forget/have no idea that MSU was actually Mason's third successful CCHA gig...
I think it's fine. There isn't some obscure set of unwritten aesthetic hockey rules that requires all trophies to look like the Stanley Cup. Frankly, a higher priority should be a trophy that a team is able to pass between players and skate around a rink with. Some trophies (that skating hockey player, for example) just aren't good for it.
Pop quiz: What does the NCAA hockey trophy look like? You know, the ultimate goal every year? Hint: It's not like the Stanley Cup.
What if they had made a trophy with a giant silver leaf on the back so poorly anchored that it actually flapped around when moved?
That would produce this:
Frankly, I appreciate that they're not pretending to have decades of tradition that don't exist. It's not insulting and it's not ugly. I'll take it.
That trophy looks good and you want a vintage trophy lol. You would be complaining in 20yrs if they tried to change it. New low, stop complaining all the time!
Don't mind it that much would have liked it to have hockey sticks near the BIG logo
That's a good looking trophy.
Meh. It's not bad. It's also not nearly as good as say The Slab of Bacon that Minnesota and Wisconsin used to play for.
I'd say that's pretty darn good. It doesn't blow me away, but it's also not just a big Velveeta logo on a stand so that's a plus
I like it. Sure, it may not be cup-like, but it looks fine to me.
It's not a day on MGoBlog unless someone finds something aesthetic to complain about (trophies, uniforms, etc.)
...was inspired by someone playing the "claw" vending machine and grabbing a hockey puck as a prize:
I like it. It's nothing overboard and it isn't the ugliest trophy out there. The six "blades" or whatever represent the six teams in the conference? Could be a hell of a lot worse
I like it.
I've certainly seen worse. It has a classy look to it I think - not overdone.
Could have been a lot worse. Maybe a new trophy will be introduced in a few years once there is some tradition in the conference.
So basically what you're saying is Michigan needs to leave behind a 5-gallon plastic Powerade jug at the Xcel Center after we win the conference tournament...
Nothing wrong with that trophy at all. It's stylish, and has a distinct look to it. In 10 years it will also become iconic. It's not like it's a fake lumber jack that someone called Paul.
Iowa corn's CyHawk trophy.
It's just boring & uninspired. Which can be a good thing.
It's nothing compared to the crap we've seen recently.
Like the rest of the board I like it as well, less is more however still stylish.
New Low??? I figured for sure they were going to name it the Ron Mason cup again...
But, its just a trophy..
maybe the guy at the trohpy store can put a little hockey guy on there!!!
Dave Brandon will have the team wear next year.
As long as they don't name it after Tom Anastos they can knock themselves out.
I think that trophy is only good for one thing: a promo from The Rock.
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It's not bad. Bad would be something like the 2011 Cy-Hawk trophy.