What do you see when you look at the new College Football Playoff trophy?


Say goodbye to the glass egg, er, football. (Associated Press)

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.

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.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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