Posted on: January 26, 2012 4:44 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2012 4:44 pm

PHOTO: Orange Bowl unveils 2013 BCS logo

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The 2012 season will mark just the second time the Orange Bowl has rotated into double bowl-and-BCS national championship hosting duties, and the honor couldn't come a minute too soon for the long-suffering game. Expect organizers to make the most of their time in the spotlight, and that started Thursday with the release of the logo for the 2013 BCS championship game:

A statement issued alongside the logo describes it like this ...
The BCS National Championship Game logo incorporates colors and elements that represent the beauty of South Florida. The blue waves represent the world famous beaches of South Florida, while the iconic Orange Bowl orange represents nearly 80 years of college football excellence in South Florida.  The orange border on the BCS National Championship Game logo ties together the rich tradition of the Orange Bowl with the Discover word mark.
... which strikes us as little over-the-top (and yet, simultaneously, bloodlessly corporate) for a logo we find enjoyably classy and understated. But like we said, the Orange is probably entitled to go a little over-the-top this go-round; we should probably all be thankful we haven't just posted college football's answer to the London 2012 logo.
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