College Football Playoff™ Picks a Logo

April 29, 2013 at 4:26p    by Jason Priestas    
40 Comments
All hail the gold ball

Welcome to your golden football future. After a week of fan voting on four logos that appeared to have come from a LogoArena contest, the new college football playoff has a logo.

The four logo candidates

Logo No. 2, the golden football, emerged as the winner accumulating 38 percent of the vote. Logo No. 3 finished second with 25 percent of the vote, with logo No. 1 finishing third with 24 percent of the vote. Sad trombone for logo No. 4, which brought in just 13 percent of the vote.

 


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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Of course the woman's private part wins.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Alice in Aggieland's picture

Well, considering the same motif was used in three of the four options, this was statistically likely to happen.
My first thought was "shiny parentheses."

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Agreed. They must've hired the same guy that made the new tOSU athletic logo.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

cronimi's picture

Georgia O'Keeffe would be proud....

Unky Buck's picture

Someone hates clever responses involving famous American artists...

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tommrkr's picture

Or is scared of lady parts.

Jack Fu's picture

This is two flipping inexplicable downvotes. Shame on you trolls.

Doc's picture

Why is it sewn shut?

"Say my name."

tommrkr's picture

To raise awareness of genital mutilation.  Damn designers and their secret agendas.

BED's picture

When I voted #4 was up by a wide margin.  Did they just get "Swopes'd"?

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

The poll was hacked to give 50,000 votes to #4.

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buckeyedude's picture

Who hacked it? The Chinese?

 

 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

No, it was clearly the work of a Michigan Men Canadians Taliban Michigan Men North Koreans Michigan Men Michigan Men ESPN Michigan Men ESPN The Ivy League. Only possible explanation.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Hovenaut's picture

I voted for number one, 'cause 'Murica is number one.

Now I have to rid myself of a perfectly good mullet.

Thanks, College Football.

Playoff.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

They obviously went for the most benign logo they could come up with. Naturally they screwed it up.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

BuckeyeSki's picture


Sooooo...they just evened out the A Perfect Circle logo and put laces in the middle?

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BED's picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9MAg9E5K3w

I can't embed to save my life.

 

 

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The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

How to embed youtube videos on 11w:

1. Click "Share" on youtube.

2. Copy the link under "Embed"

3. Click where it says "Source" on 11w

4. Success...hopefully.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Unky Buck's picture

I wish more people saw/appreciated the irony in this post!

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BED's picture

Yeah, it doesn't work for me for some reason.  Like, ever.

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The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

OSUStu's picture

Not to totally nerd out.  But it reminds me of the Eye of Sauron on its side.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

JollyFatMan's picture

7 National Championship Rings to rule them all.

How firm thy friendship..

Hovenaut's picture

Well done sir.

I'll gladly take an eighth ring, to rule the SEC-ya.

Unky Buck's picture

Good call...never would've thought of that.

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OSUinFl's picture

Mike Silva sec design the logo.

bishop072's picture

this better not actually be the logo. Its clip art, or at best, some designer spent a day coming up with all the "concepts".

Awful

OSUStu's picture

Here is the good news.  That POS logo has about as much chance of lasting for the long haul as "Legends and Leaders" did.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

4thandinches's picture

Seriously. I have a friend who is graphic designer that could do one hell of a job for pretty much a thank you. Especially after this. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

steensn's picture

Its not the stupid compass... = win

FitzBuck's picture

At least they didn't just copy the SEC logo. At one point I'm sure ESPN was pushing for it but they ruled it out because they didn't want to make things too obvious.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I would have voted for #1, traditional look, but I would have added a few more laces to it.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

bigbadbuck's picture

Yawn.........Thanks NCAA

SPreston2001's picture

I actually dont mind it. Its better than the other choices IMO. Its just a logo.....

Patriot4098's picture

Agreed. I know I might be in the minority, but I've seen worse. Its simple and I'd rather it be simple. Don't mind "College Football Playoff" either.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

SPreston2001's picture

Totally agree with everything you said!!

IBleedSandG's picture

Golden Ball? More like Golden Parentheses. Quite possibly the most boring logo ever.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

Earle's picture

Seems like a perfect fit with the name.  They should have done it entirely in black and white.

Italics are for emphasis.

tommrkr's picture

needs fireworks, an american flag, bacon, a cyborg yoda spiking a football in the endzone with knute rockne riding a tyrannosaurus rex into the sunset...  I mean really, did these guys even go to design school?

Earle's picture

Substitute Woody for Knute, and you're onto something.

Italics are for emphasis.

740's picture

i actually clicked on this post last night, and it was so meh that i didn't even remember it. so, i clicked again this morning. same meh, different day.