Cincinnati Bearcat Winning Mascot Awards

October 30, 2009

Don’t forget to stop by Capital One’s Mascot of the Year site to vote.  There are only 3 more weeks left to help your favorite advance.  The top 8 then advance to the playoffs.  Currently, Bearcat from the University of Cincinnati is in the lead, although there are 4 other contenders that have more total votes than him.  Click HERE to vote.

UCBearcat


College Gameday Contest & Notes

October 29, 2009

I mentioned earlier this week that College Gameday was going to be held in Eugene, Oregon, and that I would be holding my first official That Fan contest.  Basically what I’m asking is for someone who is going to be in the crowd to get That Fan some pub on a sign.  It doesn’t have to be on a sign all to its own, so you can do your sign making fun of USC (I’m assuming that there will be mostly Oregon fans there) and throw “That Fan” somewhere on the sign.  Better yet, make it large and throw it on the back of the sign.  I know, I know, “What’s in it for me?”

Well, if I can see the sign on TV for even just a few seconds, I’ll give you a $25 gift card to anywhere of your choice.  If the sign gets major airtime, I’ll up it to $50.  If it is a particularly good sign I’ll just send you the money via PayPal.  You will also get MAJOR pub on this site of course!  That might not sound like much but considering I’m funding this out of my own wallet, and assuming you are more than likely a college student, its drinking money you didn’t have previously.  How do you claim your prize?  Send me a picture of you holding your sign, and I will compare it to the sign I saw on TV to make sure it is the same sign.  Easy as that.  **Just an FYI, if a miracle occurs and I see 20 signs showing up on the broadcast, I reserve my right to provide gift cards only to the best signs!**  Examples for your sign, although I encourage creativity:  “I AM THAT FAN”, “THATFAN.COM”, “blog.thatfan.com”, etc.  By the way, I will run this contest every week going forward so if your school is hosting Gameday in the future, keep checking the site for details.

Enough about the contest for now.  Duck fans, if you are wondering where Gameday will be filmed, it will be at the Casanova Center parking lot that is parallel to Martin Luther King Blvd. and north of the Casanova Center.  The show airs at 7 a.m. (PDT) and the gates are expected to open to spectators & That Fan contest winners at 5:30 a.m.  More details can be found HERE.

Being that Oregon has been the topic at hand, I wanted to post a fantastic article talking about Oregon’s homefield advantage at Autzen Stadium.  This only gives further credibility to the post I wrote several days back about the importance of making noise at football games.  You can read the ESPN article HERE.

I’ve heard rumors that Oregon is telling everyone to wear black for Halloween, thus making the game an official black-out game.  Might want to be careful, blackouts haven’t gone so well this year!  Can any Oregon fans confirm?

A few final notes:  I hope to see at least two Washington State flags like I have every week so far considering how close you are to Oregon.  Jenn Brown is supposedly going to be on Gameday this week.  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite signs from last week’s Gameday at BYU!  Lastly, my “team of choice” (who will continue to remain nameless until they prove on the field that they deserve the publicity) has a game at 3:30pm ET, so I may not get the signs up until that night, but I’ll do my best to get them up as soon as Gameday is over!

BlackOregonHelmet

Will Oregon Black-out USC?


More Jenn Brown Hotness

October 27, 2009

There are two things that has sent my blog traffic through the roof in the past week: 1) College Gameday signs, and 2) Jenn Brown.  We’ve had our fix of Gameday signs, so I wanted to give the readers more of Jenn Brown, because hey, what the readers want, the readers get.  Can Jenn and I get a Who Dey?

Jenn Brown says Who Dey to the That Fan readers...


College Football Attendance – Week 8

October 27, 2009

Here are your top 5 stadium attendance figures from college football this past weekend (home team listed first):

1) Michigan vs. Penn State: L, 35-10 (110,377)

2) Ohio State vs. Minnesota: W, 38-7 (105,011)

3) LSU vs. Auburn: W, 31-10 (92,564)

4) Alabama vs. Tennessee: W, 12-10 (92,012)

5) USC vs. Oregon State: W, 42-36 (89,718)

If I missed something let me know. This is the spot where I normally will congratulate the fanbase with the top attendance, but since Michigan lost to Penn State, and because I was a little harsh on Penn State last week, I will provide a public apology to the Nittany Lion family through the following:

PSUCheer


Vote for the Best College Gameday Sign from 10/24

October 26, 2009

Fellow fans, below you will find a poll that will allow you to vote for your favorite sign from this past weekend’s version of College Gameday that was filmed at BYU.  If you need to review the pictures again you can do so in this post.  Speaking of my College Gameday recap, I was lucky enough to get some pub from Urban Dictionary’s blog…stop by there and check it out.

I’ve allowed you to vote for multiple signs in case you can’t pick just one.  I’ll keep a running track of the most popular signs throughout the season, and have a final vote at the end of the year for the best sign of the year.  Rock the vote!


College Gameday in Eugene Oregon This Week

October 26, 2009

ESPN’s College Gameday will be held in Eugene, Oregon this week at the site of the big-time match-up between USC and Oregon.  The broadcast will be done at Autzen Stadium, the site of this week’s game between the two top-10 ranked PAC-10 teams.

Gameday has visited Eugene twice before:

9/29/07:  #6 California beat #11 Oregon 31-24

11/3/07:  #4 Oregon beat #6 Arizona State 35-24

Shortly thereafter I will have pictures up of the best signs throughout the broadcast so be sure to stop by the blog and check them out.  Saturday is also Halloween so if there are any interesting costumes I will try and post pictures of those as well.  If you will be at Gameday in Oregon, please send me pictures of signs and/or costumes and I will be sure to post them and give you credit.  I will also be holding a contest for any fan that can give That Fan a shot-out on a sign this weekend. More details to come this week!

OregonCheer


ESPN College Gameday Signs (10/24/09)

October 24, 2009

College Gameday was located in Provo Utah today, home of the big game between BYU and TCU.  This game is the only matchup today pitting two teams against each other that are both ranked in the top 25 of the BCS standings, and it should be a good one.  This game is actually going to  be on the Versus network and not an ESPN affiliated network, and ESPN deserves a lot of credit for doing the show at Provo.  Usually they are on site at one of the larger games that ESPN has each week in order to help promote, but today they went a different route.

First, I have to give a lot of love and credit to the BYU fans.  I wasn’t sure how a Provo crowd would be, but they impressed me and might have had the best/rowdiest/loudest Gameday crowd all year.  However, I will say that it was kind of odd seeing all those “I Love My Mom/Mommy/Dad/Daddy” signs.  It seemed like I saw 10 of them…did anyone else find that odd or is it just me?

Three other Gameday observations:  1)  I think I’ve seen at least two Washington State flags on Gameday every week of the season so far.  2)  Unfortunately there was no Jenn Brown this week.  3)  The celebrity guest picker this week was former BYU football coach (and stadium namesake) Lavelle Edwards.

On to the best signs of the day.  At least they have something to brag about:

BYU may be #16 in football, but we are #1 in Accounting!

BYU may be #16 in football, but we are #1 in Accounting!

In case this guy’s mother is reading, he needs money:

Send $ Mom

Send $ Mom

Apparently TCU’s quarterback has a dirty little secret:

Andy Dalton loves The Bachelor

Andy Dalton loves The Bachelor

There were a lot of BCS complaints and calls for a college football playoff.  Couldn’t get a great shot of this first one:

BCS Formula:  1 part C and 2 parts B.S.

BCS Formula: 1 part C and 2 parts B.S.

A playoff, isn't it about time? (Yes, That Fan believes so)

A playoff, isn't it about time? (Yes, That Fan believes so)

Speaking of playoffs and getting rid of the BCS, there is actually a political group that has been formed to get rid of the BCS, Playoff PAC.  Their website is http://PlayoffPAC.com and is shown in the signs below:

BCS:  Bribery, Corruption, Scandal.  Playoffpac.com

BCS: Bribery, Corruption, Scandal. Playoffpac.com

Beat the BCS.  Save College Football.  Playoffpac.com

Beat the BCS. Save College Football. Playoffpac.com

This next sign deserves some pub.  My team of choice is in the Big East, and I personally feel the Big East is a better top to bottom conference than the MWC, but the man makes a good argument:

Consecutive Weeks Ranked in the Top 25:  BYU-29, TCU-17, Big East-7.  Where's the MWC Autobid?

Consecutive Weeks Ranked in the Top 25: BYU-29, TCU-17, Big East-7. Where's the MWC Autobid?

Being that they were at BYU, there were obviously multiple references to ‘Cougars’ (and no, we don’t mean the mascot):

My Wife's A Cougar

My Wife's A Cougar

Corso loves Cougars

Corso loves Cougars

Horned Frogs vs. Cougars (is that Madonna?)

Horned Frogs vs. Cougars (is that Madonna?)

Your MOM is a COUGAR!

Your MOM is a COUGAR!

Erin Andrews is a cougar

Erin Andrews is a cougar (very nice)

At least one TCU fan showed up, and it doesn’t look  like he is enjoying his sobriety:

WHERE'S THE BEERS? TCU

WHERE'S THE BEER? TCU

Apparently BYU fans really, really enjoy Charlie Weis:

Florida State was a FLUKE, Charlie Weis ate our Defense!

Florida State was a FLUKE, Charlie Weis ate our Defense!

Hey WEIS mix in a SALAD

Hey WEIS mix in a SALAD

I grew up a Ninja Turtle fan, and apparently so did this Harvey Unga supporter:

Cow-a-UNGA Dude

Cow-a-UNGA Dude

BYU tight end Dennis Pitta had his fan club at Gameday (including Mr. T):

I have a man crush on Pitta (not me, the sign guy!)

I have a man crush on Pitta (not me, the sign guy!)

I Pitta The Fool (with Mr. T)

I Pitta The Fool (with Mr. T)

I Pitta The Fool (no Mr. T)

I Pitta The Fool (no Mr. T)

Of course the fans have to show love to Gameday and the crew:

Kirk!  I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew (caffeine free)

Kirk! I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew (caffeine free)

My dream is to meet Lee Corso

My dream is to meet Lee Corso

I Love Gameday (ahhh...don't we all)

I Love Gameday (ahhh...don't we all)

BYU blue sparklz like Kirk's eyes (there was a guy holding this sign)

BYU blue sparklz like Kirk's eyes (there was a guy holding this sign)

Utah Coach Kyle Whittingham use to play for BYU, and it looks like they still have love for him…or do they (notice the hand placement)?

Whittingham Loves Utes! (with questionable grabbing)

Whittingham Loves Utes! (with questionable grabbing)

BYU doing a little tweaking of the Boise State logo:

Donkey State

Donkey State

Quality sign here (and there’s one of those weird we love our mom signs I talked about earlier):

Your Mascot's a frog (and its purple)

Your Mascot's a frog (and its purple)

I’m a HUGE Jim Rome fan (yes, I’m a clone) so I had to post this one:

Hey TCU, in the words of Jim Rome: "Goodnight NOW!!!"

Hey TCU, in the words of Jim Rome: "Goodnight NOW!!!"

I feel bad for this poor guys wife (wives?), but he gets a vote for That Fan of the week:

I left my wife in the delivery room to be here

I left my wife in the delivery room to be here

And finally, what good is a College Gameday in Provo without some harmless Mormon-related humor?:

D-Day:  The Invasion of Mormandy

D-Day: The Invasion of Mormandy

Mormons eat frog eyes in their jello salad (kinda odd,  but hey, whatever works)

Mormons eat frog eyes in their jello salad (kinda odd, but hey, whatever works)

Lastly, the Mormon opinion of Texas Christian University’s mascot:

Horny Toads aren't even CHRISTIAN!

Horny Toads aren't even CHRISTIAN!

That’s all for the signs but I do want to share a couple videos that I just had to post on YouTube.  The first is of Lee Corso talking about Arkansas “shooting their wads”.  Watch how Kirk asks him if he can say that on TV and then can’t stop laughing:

And last but not least, an amazing switcharoo by Lee Corso at the end…hilarious!

That’s all for this week.  I’ll have a poll up soon for you to vote for your favorite sign (or you can just leave a comment now!) so be sure to check back!  Enjoy your football weekend fellow fans!