The perfect traveling trophy for Iowa-Nebraska

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April 3, 2014 | 5:46 pm

For months Iowa and Nebraska fans have started message board topics on a possible traveling trophy between the two football programs.

With Nebraska's entry into the Big Ten next year, the schools are slated to conclude their regular season against one another for at least the next two years. It's likely the teams will meet in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 28.

So in the land of traveling trophies, the schools should play for ... a pitchfork. It's a vital agricultural tool and farming is the foundation of both states. Nebraska's nickname is the Cornhuskers. Iowa's primary cash crop is corn. Plus, the painting "American Gothic" by Iowan Grant Wood features a pitchfork. Some people have called the rivalry "Farmageddon."

The pitchfork could be painted black on one side and red on the other. It seems like an natural choice for what seems like an automatic rivalry.

So, what are your thoughts?

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