Unlike the CFP name itself, this time boring was good.
There didn't need to be a big surprise for the first title game, because Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas was the only real choice. The relationship works out perfectly. JerryWorld is becoming known as the home of enormous sporting events, whether it's the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game or NCAA Tournament. The College Football Playoff wants to be a destination event from the start. It fits.
We've talked about how great the stadium is before, and how it would make sense as the permanent home of the championship game. Everyone would win. Having the first championship game there is a great start.
The scheduling is also a huge hit. A pair of annual tripleheaders will make Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 the showcase of college football every year. On Dec. 31, the Chick-fil-A, Orange and Fiesta Bowls will play. Then on Jan. 1 is the Cotton, Rose and Sugar Bowls. Those are the bowls that will be the rotating semifinal sites. No complaints with that at all.
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