I will be honest. I was never a huge fan of the way the BCS worked (although my team did VERY well in recent years…Roll Tide). I don’t think a computer should have any say in what team goes to the National Championship. Gone are the days of “automatically qualifying” for a big bowl game and the strength of schedule will finally mean something.
Coaches’ Trophy, famous crystal football, is no more
Since we are entering the era of the College Football Playoffs, there has to be a new trophy, right? It depends on who you ask. The gorgeous Crystal Football (known as the Coaches’ Trophy) has been such an iconic symbol of the sport and so identifiable with the College Football National Champion. While some people don’t think the trophy should change, others believe that it’s time. I guess it doesn’t matter. The Crystal Football is gone and I am sad about that.
What does the new College Football Championship Trophy look like?
- It’s handmade from 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel.
- The trophy is 26.5 inches tall and weighs 65 pounds.
- The base itself is 12 inches high and weighs 30 pounds.
- The trophy features a focused football at the center of the base that rises to form an actual-size ball.
- The trophy and base are two separate pieces, so the actual trophy can be lifted up independently when a given to the National Champion.
- The new trophy has four laces to represent the four playoff teams with room to add a couple of more when the playoffs are expanded in the future.