Ostensibly clip art. Who is getting paid to "name" and "design" this shit?
College Football Playoff Logo chosen
Meh is what I think of it.
that's why I said "they're calling it the Golden Football" when obviously we all will call it that, and we will mercilessly mock them for picking one of the vagina looking logos, at least until we get distracted by someth--
Seriously, the complete lack of any well thought out design for the name or logos is just sad.
Sorry for this simple-minded, knee-jerk reaction. Now that I have had time to think about this, I really truely believe we are getting trolled right now. Like college football is making a joke of us all and laughing behind closed doors. They know it looks like a Vagina. They know people voted for it because it looks like a Vagina. And they don't care if it is bland, if it is crude, they don't even care if #CoFoPoff starts trending on the twitter.
The big wigs in College Football never wanted a playoff. They only did it to satisfy the masses, and now are making a joke of us, and hope that the overall blandness and borefest they have created with the logo & name cause people to be disinterested in the CoFoPoff, so they can go back to the old-timey bowl system.
am not given to conspiracy theories, but that one actually is plausible. Pretty evil plot if that is the case. They replace the hated BCS with something so stupid that people will be clamoring for a return to the BCS.
You really think the name and logo of the playoff are what draw people in?
Is one of these don't look like the others.
I don't see how this can inspire strong feelings either way.
Oh, if only I had felt this way about the coveted golden vagina back in high school and college. I could have devoted those countless hours spent chasing the "logo" to solving world hunger instead. I mean, I probably could have come up with the cure for cancer in that amount of time!
They need to C*** Punt this logo.
Wow, I never thought I coluld actually use that.
ALL HAIL THE GOLDEN FOOTBALL VAGINA!!!
but I just don't get the vagina in this logo. I keep trying, but I just can't see it.
So that's what that looks like. Neat.
Which one is the logo?
This thread just got NSFWH.
Some marketing/branding/PR firm that's getting a big box of money for doing so.
To me it looks like a couple of parentheses enclosing some nonsensical bit of punctuation.
maybe we can just call it this when we type it, like B1G stands for big ten, maybe (=) means college football playoff. example: i can't wait till michigan wins the (=)
You mean like this?
Or like this ))<>((
So the fraudulent spiked football was thrown out b/c of voting irregularity, yet the one people encouraged to vote for b/c it looks like a vagina wins. Yeah, no problem with this whole process at all.
However, I did like this one the best out of my 3 other poor options. Paranthesis representing a football as well as a "bracket"-style. And four dashes in the middle representing the final four teams. Perfectly fine with this. However I'll be playing coy when my child one day asks me why it looks like "that".
Excuse me, it is call "CoFoPoff."
I couldn't remember the sanctioned nickname for it and I didn't want to get it wrong (I was thinking it was CoFoPuff) and have a bad title.
I love lamp.
That is more appropriate for my current situation than I can say...
That's just dumb.
Having voted for the golden vagina, I can't help but feel like my input was valued by the College Football powers that be.
You know, I was going to quit watching CFB, but now that I've had a chance to vote on this logo, I feel like I'm a part of the team, as it were. I'm going to keep watching.
God that's terrible. The golden antelope was better, but not by much
At least it doesn't look like a vag--- oh fuck all
what am i supposed to do with @cfbplayoff or #4ward? is that for tweeting?
gawd, make it stop. remember when this sport used to be controlled in backrooms by old dudes in mustard sports coats? was it that much worse? now its dudes in pinstripes making a BFD about every single little thing.
is that they are making a bunch of decisions with their hands wrapped around their damn wallets. Instead of including the fan's perspective they have marketing "experts" do all this shit, someone wants to get promoted so they come up with something they think is clever and it turns out to be garbage.
It must be some sort of directive to ensure we don't pound backwards.
This reminds me of the 90's when MTV let people vote for the next VJ and people voted for that crazy dude named Jessie. Of course the Lady Parts logo was going to win.
I remember that...somehow...the mid 90s were a bit fuzzy...wasn't he homeless or something? (or at least looked like it)
he looked like a strung out homeless heroin junkie
Wasn't Dave Holmes the runner-up (If anyone still knows of or remembers Dave Holmes)? I feel like I still see him on TV now from time-to-time, more so than any of those other guys not named Carson Daly.
I believe so. And Holmes was doing work on Turner network for years recently.
It looks like a crappy championship logo from an 8-bit Nintendo game.
all hail the mighty vagina logo
Creativity at its finest.
I could have sworn they were saving the cherished parenthesis logo for rugby.
So what do people prefer as a name for a college football playoff, besides College Football Playoff? Be thankful it isn't MURICA'S FOOTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA or some sponsors choice.
I agree, it seems people are never happy. If the name were longer or more descriptive or contained a sponsor, people would complain that it should be simpler. When it's simple, people complain it's not imaginative enough. Same thing with the logo.
March Madness is just called "The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament" and that doesn't seem to be a problem. Then nicknames start to form organically (like The Dance or March Madness or Final Four).
I don't see why a simple name with a simple logo is such an issue.
And now after posting that, it dawns on me that maybe whoever is in charge of this knows that people would complain no matter what was chosen, so they put as little effort in as possible. Which is actually genius.
Per the site where the voting took place, this was the official description:
"Representing the ascent of teams to the playoffs, two gold brackets surround a 'virtual' football, and allude to the championship trophy."
For some reason, and it might be the nerd in me, I will now always think of NCAA headquarters as Isengard and this is their Eye Of Sauron. Thanks, College Football Playoff.
Significantly better than BCS for naming. Logo is nothing special but at least it doesn't say Chick-fil-A on the damn thing.
It's a name and logo. It does it's job. For everyone calling for something better, you can have Legends and Leaders back. That's what happens when generic things try to be different for main stream people.
(:) I like it.
The winner gets to stick their P in the golden V. Nice trophy I must say. To make the trophy more PC they should also make mention of anal.
I love that I live in a world where mentioning anal makes something more PC.
Good . That's the one I voted for.
Too bad we're just replacing the words "computers" with "selection committee". There will still be huge problems. Until we go to 8, this is just a minor update to the BCS.
It'll be a true playoff/tournament when conference champions get auto-bids. Every other sport in the NCAA works that way. Even the 3 divisions below FBS Football.
I hope it's just a template for the logo they use each year.
...but hate the new logo. Weird.
Who would even vote for that one? Seriously.
So, I take it Massengill is going to be the main sponsor?
represent the four teams. Inside a vagina.
Two golden crescents and four hash marks. Will the Burger King napkin this design was submitted to the NCAA on be kept for posterity?
Eye of Sauron? Anybody? Sauron CoFoPoff?
I like it...less is more.
This is clearly simply an homage to some great American history.
that too, looks like a vagina.
I hate clip art...
perhaps I'm on mgoblog too much when my reaction while opening this post was "Oooh I hope it's the one with the vagina."
I know we like to critize everything, but I think the logo is fine. The name is bland, but bland is better than tacky (e.g. "Leaders and Legends").
of the logos being considered. It is basic, and CFP is also refreshingly descriptive and base. The other logo contenders were busy and ugly. I really like the logo, and for some reason I can't stop looking at it...