If you thought the new name for college football's new playoff format was boring - it's called College Football Playoff - then wait until you get a look at the logo possibilities.
College football fans are being given an opportunity to vote for the logo that will be used to represent the College Football Playoff for the next 12 years, starting with the 2014 college football season when the new format comes in to play. Voting is open at the new home site for the playoff. The four options fans have a chance to vote on through April 29 lack creativity and may look like something you would have stored away in your clip art archives in Microsoft Word, but none the less they have generated a buzz already. And when it comes to the mindset of college football's biggest influences and leaders, any sort of buzz is good buzz if the BCS era has taught us anything.
Logo Option 1
Description: Celebrating the highest level of national athletic competition, the collegiate football's white stripes become an integral part of the American flag.
Reaction: Here the CFP is playing off a sense of nationalism, which should never be criticized. Given the timing of the logo release and vote, after everything that occurred last week, this appears to be an early favorite in the running.
It is designed to look like a medal of honor of some sort, with a football hanging from a red white and blue ribbon. Of course, the "College Football Playoff" branding floats beneath the design.
If only we could get Army, Navy or Air Force in to the playoff mix at some point in the future. Don't forget, Navy will eventually be a member of The American. Patriotism all around!