by Travis Normand
The shine of the new college football playoff is already starting to wear off. No, I am not talking about the advocates that spent years crying for a playoff only to criticize and complain about the proposed system before the ink was dry.
I am talking about how the national title game and/or the semifinal games could be named something as prestigious as The Chick-fil-A National Title Game / Semifinal. Yes, apparently the Chick-fil-A Bowl is looking to bid for the national title and/or playoff games.
Wait…what? I thought we were leaving sponsor names behind us with the bowl games? I mean, even the NFL has the Super Bowl instead of the Company X NFL Championship Game.
While we are partly used to names such as the Rose Bowl or Sugar Bowl, we have also become use to names such as the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the PapaJohns.com Bowl. Of course, we associate the later with bowls of a lower tier.
However, if any part of this playoff is named after a fast-food chain, you can go ahead and start processing the fact that …. *gasp* ….. it’s all about the money!
I thought one of the main arguments against the bowl system was that the bowls were all about money. I seriously doubt this new playoff will be about anything other than money.