There was no surprise that Cowboys Stadium was picked as the first site for the College Football Playoff title game.
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.
So far the conference commissioners are getting it right. Even though the "College Football Playoff" name is dull, it wasn't terrible or embarrassing. Just boring. The first championship site was obvious, and they didn't screw that up. Featuring the six major bowl games (and please welcome the Cotton Bowl back to the group, along with newcomer Chick-fil-A, which will add to its name and be the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl according to ESPN) on back-to-back days is a stroke of genius.
The next and most important chore is picking the right selection committee. Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde did a great job explaining why it will be so tough to find the right mix of people for that job.
But hey, there haven't been any major mistakes so far. Maybe they'll get the selection committee right, as well.