Posted: 11:41 am Monday, July 14th, 2014

New national championship trophy is sleek, shiny 

By Andy Johnston

Here is the new college football national championship trophy.

Here is the new college football national championship trophy.

Say bye to the crystal football.

College football’s new national championship trophy looks like a priceless vase mixed with an Olympic torch. It’s sleek, is made of 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel and “features a focused football at the center of the base that rises to form an actual-size ball,” according to its release.

The new trophy, which had its coming-out party on Monday, coincides with the new college football playoff and the end of the BCS. It replaces that awkward trophy that looked like a piece of furniture with a football sticking out of the top.

Here are some details:

Manufacturer: Handcrafted by Polich Tallix, Rock Tavern, N.Y.

Height: 26.5 inches

Top weight: 35 pounds

Total weight (with bronze base): 65 pounds

Base height: 12 inches

The trophy can be removed from the base, which will be easier for the winning players and coaches to hoist over their heads.

“The College Football Playoff marks the beginning of a new era and we are thrilled to present this iconic new national championship trophy,” College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said in the release. “This fall, thousands of athletes will lace up, with the goal of winning it all. We look forward to seeing our champion hoist this one-of-a-kind piece of art which will represent the highest level of team achievement in college football.”

You can read more about the trophy and view videos here.

34 comments
ThulsaDoom
ThulsaDoom

People already complaining about the trophy, ostensibly because they know the first one is most likely to be in Tuscaloosa. 

Blasingame
Blasingame

That's one ugly, unimpressive piece of junk.  Who designed it anyway, the same people who came up with Common Core?

Buzzzz
Buzzzz

What's the word for worse than horrible?


Red-Dog
Red-Dog

I think calling this thing art is the biggest affront and disservice of all....

HistoryofMatt
HistoryofMatt

Where was the VP of Common Sense to come around and say, "Um, morons... why does it look like a vagina?"


Presenting the brand new CFB Playoff Trophy, designed by who we can only assume was Georgia O'Keefe!

BrownianMotion
BrownianMotion

not very impressive---whoever came up with that design should be fired.

BCW1
BCW1

Exciting times in CFB with the playoff system and the new SEC network!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Looks like what they put popcorn in at the theater.

GeorgeJetsen
GeorgeJetsen

@RealReality- spoken like a true Atlanta sports fan where winning means nothing. That 'just happy to be here' attitude of fans is why Georgia's professional and collegiate teams rarely achieve greatness.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Hopefully it looks better in person.

If you wanna find out, just make the pilgrimage to Bryant Museum in Jan 2015!!

RealReality
RealReality

Holy crap there are some idiots on here. I hate to agree with the GT guy, but most players don't play for national championships; they play for fun, they play for the game, they play for a scholarship, they play to get an education, they play to get some a$$, they play to get to the NFL, they play to get paid by Bama boosters, etc. It's not all about championships. Do you think they created the game just to create a championship to win?

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

In other words, the old one was too valuable to replace.

Can you imagine a Ga guy holding this up?

Neither can I. 

it looks like those trophies we gave our little league guys for participating.  

It would be funny to imagine Brother holding it up!



Contractor1
Contractor1

How weak is this trophy?  They must have contracted the company that created the new ACC logo.  Yeah, it's about that creative.

Dawgvet
Dawgvet

So, we go from the crystal ball to the golden labia?

godawg
godawg

Looks like a burrito.

GTBob
GTBob

That thing is rather hideous.

etherdome
etherdome

@HistoryofMatt

What's wrong with the way a vagina looks?  


I am just glad we are getting closer to a real play off format.  

GTBob
GTBob

@RuePaulJohnson No GT coach is ever going to win one of those things, but for few teams in college football who do have a chance, they should ask for a redesign.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

@GTBob @RuePaulJohnson  Then why play?

Why even risk injury......or better yet the injuries your O-Line is certain to cause opposing players. :(

Heat meet Kitchen.


GTBob
GTBob

@BigCrimson75 You really want 95% of the FBS to drop their football programs because they can't compete with Alabama? Not every team is playing for national championships.

Contractor1
Contractor1

Every team is playing for a National Championship.  They all have aspirations.  NOW, some may know they're not National Championship caliber, but they all are playing for a possible chance.  Tech landed in the ACC Championship game a couple years back and I'm sure all hope was lost, but look what happened.  Now that's not a National Championship, but you simply never know.  Look at Georgia, they win one every preseason and haven't ended with one in over 30 years, yet they still play.

GTBob
GTBob

@Contractor1 Tech will be able to compete for the ACC every once in a while but they will never have the talent, money, or resources to seriously compete with the Alabama's of the world. The divide is pretty large right now between the haves and the have nots and is going to get larger. I don't think a national title is a goal at all for the GTs, Purdues, Dukes, and Northwestern's of the world.

WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

@GTBob , that is what Tech want's you to believe.

There was a time when Tech ruled southern football.  

GTBob
GTBob

@WhiskeyBreath That was 60 years ago when blacks weren't playing and engineers were making more than NFL players. Those days aren't coming back.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Whiskey -- I don't know about "rule", but they were decent with a SEC dropout running the show!

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Bobby -- what exactly is GT playing for?........other than a massive paycheck for PJ of course.

Are you man enough to walk up to Gostis, Attachou, Kneely, etc. and tell them "You're not playing for a Title"?

GTBob
GTBob

@BigCrimson75 GT is playing for what almost every team is playing for. The love of the game, and the chance to battle rivals and compete in the ACC. Of course they are playing to win every game but not to win national titles over teams that spend twice as much as them, recruit 20x better than them and pack their stadium for meaningless spring games.

Do you think the players at Boston College, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Vandy, South Florida, and Iowa State are are planning to win the national championship every year? College Football has less parity than any other sport in the world. Unfortunately the vast majority of the teams have little to no chance of ever coming close to a championship. That's just how it is.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Bob -- We'll see how this "playoff" system goes.....Expand it to 8 teams & realistically that'll put 20+ teams in the mix each season.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@GTBob 

"Football has less parity than any other sport in the world."

Sorry, Bob - I have to disagree with that one.  I can tell you right now who are going to be 2 of the top 3 teams in La Liga every year for the next 10 years.

GTBob
GTBob

@PaulinNH Ok, you got me there. Some of those premier soccer leagues are pretty unbalanced. 

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Paul -- Same goes for Ligue 1, Serie A, Primeria Liga & the Bundalesa.

That's why the EPL has em covered.

You got 5 quality choices there!!

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@BigCrimson75 

5 Quality choices?  Yep - City, Chelsea, Arsenal and both teams from Merseyside