Michigan State vs. Minnesota: Introducing the Honeycrisp Trophy

@LPWildcat

New trophy game, y'all!

Teaming up with some folks from The Daily Gopher, Off Tackle Empire and Sippin' On Purple, we have created a trophy for MSU vs. Minnesota, called the Honeycrisp Tropy.

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Why? Well, there's a better overview at TDG, which you should go read.

Why Honeycrisp?

I'll let reader SpartanHT explain, from an Off Tackle Empire thread back in the summer:

and fuck Minnesota for developing the Honeycrisp apple

You assholes have made my life so much more miserable since you developed it. All I hear about when I go home is how great the Honeycrisp is from people, despite the fact that you consumers grossly overpay for it because it really doesn't cost as much to produce now that growers don't have to pay royalties for the trees anymore. Do you know how many Honeycrisp apples I've had to pull out by hand when we take our apples out of storage because yourPOS apple can't store worth a crap? I think the number is in the hundreds of thousands.

Now I go to grad school and if I want to do any research, I have to make sure it revolves around Honeycrisp. It's all there is to effing do in the apple community, and it's been screwing me over almost every step of the way since I've started grad school. Also, your stupid apple breeding program can't move beyond the success of Honeycrisp, and now has to use it as a parent in every new variety that they're releasing. Real original guys.

Fuck Minnesota and it's apples.

TDG's GoAUpher brought this to my attention in the summer, and with it being Minnesota week, this was the perfect time to debut the trophy

The design is from @LPWildcat. I know we don't the same tinfoil conspiracies here like they do over at OTE, but I was fine with it.

When will it be up for grabs? From GoAUpher:

We're still working out all the details, but the core decisions have been made. The Honeycrisp will be up for grabs any time the Gophers and Spartans face off in the Big 3 sports (football, MBB, MHockey). The part we're still working out is what happens once you win it. Obviously there isn't a trophy case to keep this in. But here are some basic rules I've brainstormed. The blog that doesn't have the trophy can't use it's image in any posts leading up to the game. The commenters at the "winning" blog should probably "claim" the trophy by posting it into the comments section of the victorious gamethread. And the blog that has possession should find fun way to taunt the other blog with it. If you've got ideas on this front, share them in the comments!

Feel free to comment over at TDG, too.

This is the Big Ten, where teams compete for Pigs, Bells, Jugs, Turtles, Spittoons, Buckets and more.

Since we won't be competing for the Land-Grant Trophy this year, this should be a fun replacement. One that will be used more than once.

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No Laserz this year. Pew Pew Pew

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