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But even the Lobardi had the physical ball on top, and you could grip it. This one looks like its going to slide out of someones hands. Plus, say you win 4 or 5 of 'ships, these lined up will look dainty IMO.

Also, its becoming weirder and weirder to me to have all these trophies.

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These on top of bowl game trophys, just seems like excess...

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But even the Lobardi had the physical ball on top, and you could grip it. This one looks like its going to slide out of someones hands. Plus, say you win 4 or 5 of 'ships, these lined up will look dainty IMO.

Also, its becoming weirder and weirder to me to have all these trophies.

SabanMoore-500x268.jpg

grantlandrice.jpg

These on top of bowl game trophys, just seems like excess...

To me it's the entitlement of these organizations more so than tradition with most of them. They have the power to award this trophy, so why not do it? The AP has a ton of power. We all know that. Now with polls being more meaningless than ever, they still have to have some stake in college football...

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Bringing this thread back now that we've seen it in action. What did you think of the new trophy now that it's been presented for the first time?
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Personally I think it makes a much better logo than trophy. Doesn't have the same feel as the crystal trophy. That said, it does look good. Maybe it'll grow on me as appropriate for the moment in time.

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Count me out for the new trophy. Awkward shape with nowhere to hold onto it, conflicting colors with both silver and gold, as well as a goofy top-heavy proportion without a heavier base for it to sit atop. Much prefer the crystal ball. That was a classic if they kept it around.

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Personally, I don't care for the new logo (looks like parenthesis) or the trophy. I did find it interesting to see that the metal part lifts up out of the base though.

Count me out for the new trophy. Awkward shape with nowhere to hold onto it, conflicting colors with both silver and gold, as well as a goofy top-heavy proportion without a heavier base for it to sit atop. Much prefer the crystal ball. That was a classic if they kept it around.


It's still around....it's the Coaches' Trophy presented to the top team determined by the Coaches' Poll....it always was. It was never the "BCS" trophy: http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=Trophy


It's now presented by Amway:


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It may not have been the "BCS trophy", but it had the BCS logo on it the last several years, and was featured prominently all season in the march to the title game.

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That was because it was attached to the coaches poll which stipulated the winner of that game was the coaches choice. Still a thing of beauty though.

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Frankly it's a bit awkward a la PGA FedEx Cup... i.e. doesn't look like it wants to be held lols.

The sloped shape itself gives me a World Series trophy vibe as well.

I'll grade it a B- for at least being a solid form.

Maybe I'm seeing some Europa in there too... Gold Cup?? I dunno... you know what I mean lols.

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Frankly it's a bit awkward a la PGA FedEx Cup... i.e. doesn't look like it wants to be held lols.

The sloped shape itself gives me a World Series trophy vibe as well.

I'll grade it a B- for at least being a solid form.

Maybe I'm seeing some Europa in there too... Gold Cup?? I dunno... you know what I mean lols.

I can see what you're saying. It's not something we normally affiliate with US trophies, i.e. as realistic a picture of what it represents. But since it's designed around the logo for the playoffs it fills its role precisely. I've still heard it compared to other things beside football by people with their heads in the gutter so they could have come up with something else and kept the logo involved with the design.

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Crystal Ball > CFB Beer tap/ Vape trophy.

Bringing this thread back now that we've seen it in action. What did you think of the new trophy now that it's been presented for the first time?
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Personally I think it makes a much better logo than trophy. Doesn't have the same feel as the crystal trophy. That said, it does look good. Maybe it'll grow on me as appropriate for the moment in time.

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I said this in the larger CFB thread, but I'll mention it here too. The crystal ball was better, if only for it being a trophy that could be hoisted in a unique way. It wasn't stuck on that giant base, and just looked cool to hold. This new trophy gets points for not being stuck on that base, but it looks really awkward to hold, which defeats the purpose of being detached I guess.

It's a cool design which ties into the branding of this whole playoff, so more points there. The overall awkwardness of it all keeps it from being iconic. I think if it wasn't so huge it might not seem so weird in the hands of a player. Zeke looks like he is struggling to kiss that thing.

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Is the black base too heavy to lift or something? I too thought it was all one piece, which is why I was somewhat disappointed when I had seen that it was detachable. I figured they'd grab the base and lift it over their head a large the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy (on my phone, so I can't post a pic; just Google it)

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It looks like it's supposed to be a torch, like "Hey! Let's march down the street in Columbus with all the lights off and have this thing lead the way"!

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The thing is, how do you make a cool trophy anymore? You never see concepts for championship trophies. You see rings occasionally, wrestling belts every now and then, but never trophies.

I was thinking about this the other day, and it's really hard to design a trophy that doesn't look like the generic trophy-shop kind.

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