A University of Texas at San Antonio fan is urging for a change to the current H-E-B I-35 Showdown trophy, from a silver football to a golden shopping cart, in honor of the game being sponsored by the supermarket chain.
The petition, addressed to UTSA athletic director Lisa Campos, Texas State athletic director Larry Teis, and H-E-B public affairs, reads:
The current trophy for the HEB I-35 Showdown is pretty bad! Considering the standards HEB holds itself to, the design of the trophy is clearly underwhelming, this is why the trophy should be changed to a Golden Shopping Cart. The fact that this wasn't the first idea seems like a total whiff by HEB, UTSA, and Texas State altogether. A Golden Shopping Cart is indicative of the quality of service that HEB provides as well as giving the game a nice knack to play for.
The 2018 edition of the H-E-B I-35 Showdown takes place Saturday. Based on the statement an H-E-B public relations employee provided to SB Nation's Alex Kirshner, it doesn't sound as though the golden cart will be there.
"I don't have anyone available via phone, but we are proud to continue to support this rivalry and these two Texas teams," the person wrote. "I am not sure if a golden grocery cart trophy can make an appearance by Saturday but the current will make quite an entrance at the game this weekend!"