There's gamesmanship, and there's wantonly besmirching the good name of a national treasure.
University of Wisconsin fans chose the latter of these tactics for their basketball team's Thursday night contest against Nebraska. Zeroing in on the Cornhuskers' name, Badgers fans made shirts decrying corn as the "worst vegetable ever."
This prompted a swift rebuttal from Nebraska's Twitter account:
And for perhaps the first time since the Canada Corn Act, a great corn debate began anew, setting a nation ablaze as a nuclear arsenal of #WellActuallys rained from the skies:
Moving past the corn clash, the real crime here isn't the potential mislabeling of a veggie-grain—it's the needless defamation of one of America's more wholesome and palatable crops.
Even if you give Wisconsin fans the benefit of the doubt and allow them the vegetable label, calling corn the "worst vegetable" is deeply and categorically incorrect.
Should we go down the list of vegetables that are worse than corn? Let's go down the list of vegetables that are worse than corn:
- All squash except spaghetti squash
Please, Wisconsin. Don't smear a solid, tasty food item as the worst of its kind when there are plenty more deserving candidates.
So you got upset by Rutgers on Sunday. Stop projecting. You're better than this.
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