Badger fans can celebrate the longest-played rivalry in major college football with the two trophies that have been at the center of most of the annual battles with the Gophers: The Slab of Bacon and Paul Bunyan’s Axe.
As diehard Badgers know, the Slab of Bacon was the winner to the battle between 1930 and 1943, the year of its disappearance. The BACON represented that the victor had “brought home the bacon.” It wasn’t until 1994 that this legendary trophy was found in a storage facility at Camp Randall Stadium, and by then it had been replaced by Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The Axe entered the fray in 1948, and it is awarded to the victor to this day.
Our Slab of Bacon replica has the exact same dimensions as the trophy currently on display at the University of Wisconsin. And while our axe is much smaller than the 6 feel long version that’s traded back and forth, it does make a more fitting decoration for an office or basement.
The Badger Pack is the perfect gift for the Wisconsin fan who loves to celebrate the never-ending Badger-Gopher rivalry.