This has been a rather busy morning for the powers-that-be of the new College Football Playoff.
First, all college teams can put their crystal football dreams to rest. That trophy is no more and has been replaced by the following:
A new era, a new trophy. pic.twitter.com/anXBuxO7uV
— CFB Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) July 14, 2014
Now, that trophy has been met with all kinds of reactions ranging from positive to vulgar female anatomy comparisons; however, the bigger reveal had to be Sean Astin reprising his role as Rudy and outlining a dream bigger than playing for Notre Dame:
A highlight for me is the historical inaccuracy of Rudy referencing the BCS computer polls which weren’t in existence during his day (nor really was the idea of wide-spread access to them). In his day, actual human beings did decide the National Champion via their polls so perhaps the idea of using humans instead of computers isn’t as ground-breaking as he believes it is.
Whatever–forget the semantics this video is hilarious.
Also, in before people start complaining that Notre Dame is already receiving unfair ESPN bias by appearing in the first CFB commercial while conveniently ignoring that they are the company that now owns the SEC Network along with the Longhorn Network.
EDIT: Leigh Torbin, assistant PR for ND athletics, has a bit of clarification on the crystal football trophy:
@HLS_NDtex Actually, the crystal ball lives on. It will still be presented to the #1 team in the coaches poll just as it was pre-BCS.
— Leigh Torbin (@LTorbin) July 14, 2014
Good to know the crystal will still be around!