New college football playoff is called, well, College Football Playoff
By Zac Ellis
We’ll say this about conference commissioners: They get right to the point. The forthcoming four-team college football playoff in 2014 will be called the College Football Playoff, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, who first reported the story.
The new postseason format, which will debut after the 2014 regular season, is set to replace the current BCS format. The College Football Playoff’s announced name is perhaps the first disappointment in an otherwise highly anticipated development in the sport.
As one might imagine, the relative blandness of the moniker didn’t sit too well with the Twitterverse. Some responses, after the jump:
The College Football Playoff. Played in Football Stadium. Sponsored by Company Corp. Broadcast on the Television Channel.—
(@edsbs) April 23, 2013
OU AD Joe Castiglione on hearing the name "College Football Playoff": "Is that really the name or just a space-filler?"—
Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) April 23, 2013
In my book I put "[name of college football playoff]" until I could insert name. That'll be an easy edit.—
Kristi Dosh (@SportsBizMiss) April 23, 2013