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AFC Championship Game To Award New Lamar Hunt Trophy

During last year's Super Bowl weekend the NFL announced they were going to redesign the conference championship trophies.  It didn't create much fanfare then, probably because the change was a year away.  Fast-forward to now, with the AFC and NFC Championship Games set for this Sunday.  That means the Lamar Hunt Trophy(AFC) and the George Halas Trophy(NFC) will be awarded to the winners.  And the new design?  Well, see for yourself.

The AFC/NFC Championship trophies used to look like this:

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A classic design, and really, can you ever go wrong with oak?

How about the new design?

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It kind of reminds me of the People's Choice Award:

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via www.countrymusictattletale.com

I am all for updating out-dated designs, but there is something about the way the old trophy looked I like a lot better than the cookie-cutter new version.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.