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College Football Playoff Unveils New Trophy, A Stark Departure From BCS' Crystal Football
Published July 15, 2014
|CFP execs were looking for a design that was bold and contemporary|
REACTIONS TO THE NEW TROPHY: Reactions to the trophy varied on Twitter. CBSSPORTS.com's Tom Fornelli wrote it "kind of looks like the Bat Signal for the playoff" (CBSSPORTS.com, 7/14). In Atlanta, Andy Johnston wrote it is a "priceless vase mixed with an Olympic torch" (AJC.com, 7/14). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Ben Cohen wrote it "resembles a fancy lipstick tube" (WSJ.com, 7/14). CBSSports.com's Jon Solomon wrote on his Twitter feed, "Has an Olympic feel to it." Former NFLer Kevin Mawae wrote it "looks like a Calla Lily." Mawae: "If you win more than 1 can u create a bouquet?" The AP's Ralph Russo wrote it "looks like something you'd place your palm on to open a door on a space ship _ or at Oregon's football facility." ESPN.com's Travis Haney: "Why is the base/stand a third of the new CFB playoff trophy? The actual trophy itself would seem ok, I think" (TWITTER.com, 7/14).