I made my annual trip to the Iowa State Fair today. As always I had a good time, ate a lot of delicious and artery-clogging food, checked out the farm animals, saw the butter cow...the usual. And, of course, stopped by the big Hawkeye display in the Varied Industries Building. This is reason enough to go to the fair. The highlight is usually getting your free Iowa Football schedule poster. The highlight this year though was that on display were the Orange Bowl trophy and all 3 rivalry trophies. Speaking of which, as pointed out by Mark Schalbach on ESPN Iowa has won the past 9 games that were played for a trophy. Iowa has beaten Minnesota 3 times in a row, Iowa State and Wisconsin twice, and won its last two bowl games.

Seeing the trophies up close was pretty awesome. (Side note: you can see the Insight Bowl trophy at Iowa State's booth...it's not even behind protective glass so I guess you could even touch it if wanted). Here are some related pictures:

Floyd of Rosedale
The beautiful Floyd of Rosedale

Orange Bowl Trophy
The magnificent Orange Bowl Trophy

Iowa Football Trophies
A not-so-good shot of the NCAA Wrestling Championship trophy, the Cy-Hawk Trophy, and the Heartland Trophy.

Gold Iowa Hawkeyes T-Shirt
A new shirt I bought at the Hawk Shop at the fair for the "Be Bold, Wear Gold" game against Eastern Illinois.

2010 Iowa Football Poster
The new 2010 Iowa Football schedule poster. I plan on hanging this one up at work.