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This week’s edition of ESPN College Gameday was in Oregon for the USC/Oregon game, and the crowd definitely did not disappoint. The show started at 7am PT and there might have been more fans at that time than any other broadcast this year; amazing considering it was still dark outside. The only bad thing about having such a large crowd was that there were a ton of signs that couldn’t really be viewed well on TV because they were so far back in the crowd.
A few observations from this week: 1) Again, I saw two Washington State flags (one maroon, one white) in the crowd. Big shot out to their fans because I haven’t seen one episode this year where there weren’t two WSU flags, and I haven’t seen any other schools with that kind of support. 2) Phil Knight, CEO of Nike and big Oregon booster was the guest picker, and surprise surprise, he picked the Ducks. 3) Jenn Brown was back and she is still drop dead gorgeous (more on this later). 4) No one won this week’s That Fan contest, so we will try again next week. 5) I couldn’t get a good shot of it, but there was a sign advertising the website www.BCSbusters.com. Figured I’d help them get the word out. Now onto the signs I could get (it was still dark out for the first hour of the show, so some of the pictures won’t be great quality):
First I want to provide a couple that have some sayings made popular by my favorite NFL wide receiver, Chad Ochocinco. Chad was an Oregon State Beaver so it’s good to see him getting some love from the Oregon crowd:
Lee Corso’s illegitimate son made the trip to Eugene:
I take back what I said earlier about the Oregon crowd showing Oregon State love:
This next sign offers a spin on Charles Barkley’s TV show with Hank Haney, The Haney Project:
It wouldn’t be Oregon with out references to getting “Ducked Up””
What are the odds this guy was drunk?:
I’m not sure who Superman is on this sign but my guess is either Dwight Howard or Desmond Howard (in case you have no clue what this sign means, its a play on the Soulja Boy song):
This one isn’t a sign and you could barely see it, but apparently someone be-headed a Trojan and brought the bloody head on a stake:
This one needs no introduction:
Not sure of the point, but if you really want to do it then be my guest:
Matt Barkley, you should be ashamed of yourself!:
What would a College Gameday held at a stadium playing against USC be without some good-natured Trojan/condom humor?:
This next one references Oregon’s Ed Dickson:
Probably my personal favorite for funniest sign of the week:
That’s all for the signs this week. Be sure to check back today or tomorrow for the poll to vote for your favorite sign of the week. I’ll put together a survey at the end of the year for people to select the best sign of the year. If you didn’t vote for last week’s sign yet, you can do so HERE.
Did anyone see when Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was walking through the crowd with the duck mascot head on? When he took it off, the guy next to him tried to kiss him. Oregon fans, if you know this guy, please let him know this wasn’t what Chad Ochocinco meant by “Kiss the Baby”:
Jenn Brown did make an appearance on College Gameday this week. She did a great segment that talks about how Matt Barkley handles crowd noise at away games (which I did a similar feature on). Click HERE to see her segment. Here are a few pictures of her enjoying her time at the stadium:
Lastly, here is the video of Lee Corso picking Oregon to beat USC. Pay special attention to the guy on his right as he gets onto the motorcycle…he is emphatically excited about throwing the shocker symbol.