The first College Football Playoff trophy was unveiled this morning and it’s, well, interesting.
It has been compared to everything from a waffle cone to the Olympic torch to the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story,” but this much is certain: with or without the base, it’ll be easier to grasp after winning the national title than that crystal football.
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) July 14, 2014
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— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 14, 2014
— Pod Katt (@valleyshook) July 14, 2014
The “trophy” is removable from the base. Good for hoisting! pic.twitter.com/xXOXxQDZAX
— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) July 14, 2014
— Stephanie Hartigan (@StephHartigan) July 14, 2014
The trophy is more than two-feet tall and is made from 24-karat gold, bronze and stainless steel. The bottom of the trophy is shaped like a football and the top is the size of an actual football. It’s designed to be hoisted from its foot-high base, according to College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock, and weighs about 35 pounds.