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Report: Amway to become new AFCA trophy sponsor

University of Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Saban stands next to Coaches' Trophy after team beat Notre Dame in NCAA college football 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game in Fort Lauderdale AP

CBSSports.com reported on Tuesday that the news corporate sponsor for the American Football Coaches Association trophy — the fabled glass football — will be Amway. The announcement is expected on Wednesday morning.

Amway will replace Dr. Pepper, which has sponsored the trophy the past nine years.

Just like during the BCS era, the trophy will be awarded to the team that finishes No. 1 in the final coaches’ poll. However, the $30,000 waterford crystal football will not be the official trophy of the new College Football Playoff.

Instead, the crystal football will become just another curiosity from a bygone college football era. What a shame. It was a good-looking trophy, wasn’t it?

 

 

The glass football — a Waterford crystal sculpture worth $30,000 — had become a symbol of the national championship in that BCS era. However, the AFCA was notified within the last year that the glass football will not be considered the official championship trophy of the new College Football Playoff.

Amway is described as a “global leader in health, beauty and outstanding business opportunity for independent business owners.”

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21 Responses to “Report: Amway to become new AFCA trophy sponsor”
  1. overratedgators says: Feb 18, 2014 10:58 PM

    Assuming Amway will want a trophy more representative of its business model, they will likely replace the crystal football with a crystal pyramid.

  2. Deb says: Feb 18, 2014 11:07 PM

    Nice touch, overratedgators :)

    Loved that Waterford crystal trophy. Wish they’d get the folks at Waterford to design the new one, too. Personally, I don’t think any trophy comes close to the Lombardi. It’s simple, strong, and elegant. But Waterford crystal also made for a classy symbol of excellence.

  3. snccoach says: Feb 18, 2014 11:27 PM

    Wow. Who’s gonna sponsor the Heisman next, Mary Kay? Unbelievable.

  4. givemethehighgear says: Feb 19, 2014 12:07 AM

    It’s perfectly appropriate the world leader in pyramid schemes and shady businesses should adorn the top prize in another sleazy and dishonest industry…that’s college football, if anyone didn’t make the connection.

  5. Slim Charles says: Feb 19, 2014 3:37 AM

    One good scam deserves another!

  6. allan357 says: Feb 19, 2014 3:45 AM

    Great —- during halftime, a representative will probably knock on my door, wanting to explain the benefits of network marketing.

  7. tex2 says: Feb 19, 2014 8:08 AM

    Amway is a scam: stoptheamwaytoolscam.wordpress.com

  8. thefiesty1 says: Feb 19, 2014 8:26 AM

    Amway is nothing more than a pyramid scheme. They continue to rip off unsuspecting idiots.

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 19, 2014 10:07 AM

    Herbalife Heisman?

  10. tex2 says: Feb 19, 2014 10:19 AM

    thefiesty1, not only idiots, but unsuspecting minorities as well.

    8to80texansblog, that has a nice ring to it, and Herbalife is very much like Amway, an illegal pyramid and RICO fraud scam.

  11. billsboy88 says: Feb 19, 2014 1:59 PM

    Amway is a scam and a pyramid scheme that targets young people, the unemployed and the gullible

  12. tex2 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:54 PM

    billsboy88, the people Amway targets in this country are particularly those who can’t speak/read English very well, such as the Hispanics and Orientals: achievemagazine.com The reason for this is they don’t have as much access to the English blogs describing Amway as the scam it is, click on my name for the details.

  13. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Feb 19, 2014 4:22 PM

    Some Amway pyramid schemers, bitter that they have realized they are trapped in a scam, must have come here to thumbs down all the comments that call Amway out for the fraudulent joke that it is. Weird that they even have time to do that, considering they all claim to “own their own business”. Shouldn’t you Amway trolls be out annoying people at Target and Barnes & Noble with lame small talk before trying to dupe them into getting roped into your joke of a “business”?

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 19, 2014 5:20 PM

    To be honest, I’m surprised that CFB would get in bed with people like this…..

    I’m sure there are PLENTY of corporate sponsors that would love to pay hefty sums to have their brand associated with CFB playoffs and the championship….

  15. tex2 says: Feb 20, 2014 9:16 AM

    babyfarkmcgeezax, most Amway distributors DON’T realize they are in a scam, that’s the “beauty” of that business. They’ll figure it out when their bank accounts are empty and credit cards are maxed out. Until then, it’s dream, dream, dream!

    8to80texansblog, I am a bit surprised as well, but money makes people do strange things. Just ask anybody who was in Amway.

    In another way, it’s not surprising, because my understnading is the crystal football will be given to the highest ranked team BEFORE the playoffs start, so it’s really a fake championship award, just as Amway is a fake business.

  16. tex2 says: Feb 20, 2014 9:55 AM

    Also keep in mind Amway distributors are taught to cut the cable on their TV, so they probably don’t know about this announcement, and can’t promote if they find about it! LOL

  17. irishdodger says: Feb 20, 2014 11:30 PM

    Amway has about as much credibility as the Coaches Poll so it’s a good match.

  18. ddrcarma2014 says: Jul 17, 2014 11:19 PM

    Wow, what an amazingly uninformed bunch of Amway naysayers and whiners! Perhaps they should ask themselves what the AFCA knows about Amway that makes it worthy of representing their organization. Perhaps they know that Amway has successfully conducted business for over 55 years and has achieved nearly $12B in annual sales. Perhaps they know Amway has been invited to do business in all 50 states and in over 100 other countries and territories. Perhaps they know Amway is the number one direct sales company by sales worldwide. Perhaps they recognize Amway’s leadership in philanthropic endeavors as well as environmental stewardship. Perhaps they know that companies like Best Buy, Home Depot, Starbucks and others, have lined up to partner with Amway. The “business must be brick-and-mortar to be real” mentality of the naysayer minions leads them to find multilevel marketing to be controversial. Controversial perhaps, but far removed from their hackneyed “illegal pyramid scam” verbiage purported here. Decades ago the FTC found Amway’s compensation plan to be legal and legitimate. People fail at things every day (usually by quitting). But they succeed at things every day too, including Amway. The dogs bark but the caravan moves on. Excellent choice AFCA!

  19. tex2 says: Jul 17, 2014 11:52 PM

    If ddrcarma2014 had read my blog before making his comment, he wouldn’t have made it.

  20. ddrcarma2014 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:34 PM

    Certainly tex2 is among the lead dogs in the anti-mlm camp. All I can say is that I have been involved with Amway for over 30 years, I have made money, and I have used BSM’s. I have never been abused as you describe by either Amway or my line of affiliation. I don’t profit financially from BSM’s but find them very supportive, reasonably priced, and offered as optional and refundable. I would rather work on building my Amway business than continuing to argue what I consider to be a mute point. (Doubt I’ll get a lot of “amens” here!)

  21. tex2 says: Jul 18, 2014 7:55 PM

    I consider myself THE top dog in the MLM truth camp. ddrcarma2014 could have said more, but didn’t want to tell the whole story. Being in Amway for over 30 years while using BSM and making money (net or gross?), yet not making profit from the tools means ddrcarma2014 hasn’t progressed much in over 30 years and is a posterboy/girl for what is wrong with Amway. One must wonder how many of ddrcarma2014′s downline are making a net profit. I never claimed every single IBO is abused, but most are. I’m not even sure if ddrcarma2014 knows what abuse is, given the above. I would rather work on taking down Amway than continue what I consider to be a mute point. (Doubt I’ll get a lot of “amens” from pro-MLMs here!)

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