This week’s edition of ESPN College Gameday was in Fort Worth for the TCU/Utah game, and I have to say that this was the best crowd so far this year. There may have been more people at some of the other shows, but the sign to fan ratio was off the charts. The reason it took me so long to get the sign pictures up was because there were just too damn many of them to go through! This was the first time Gameday visited TCU, and I must say that they deserve another visit in the future.
A few observations from this week: 1) The guest picker was former Heisman trophy winner Desmond Howard…wait a minute, isn’t he on every week? 2) Jenn Brown was back again with a story on Stanford RB Toby Gerhart. You can see the video HERE. 3) The Washington State flags made it once again, which makes this the 87th straight broadcast they have been present. Read my article for more details on this tradition HERE.
Now let’s move onto the best signs of the day. TCU fans are still bitter over the Big 12 passing them over for Baylor:
We have to have the usual Utah smack talk:
What would College Gameday be without a reference to Twilight?
I thought we got all of our Mormon humor out of the way after the BYU Gameday…apparently I was incorrect:
Clever use of the Utah logo:
Apparently Utes are a breakfast food of choice:
A personal favorite of mine is when the crowd mixes in the Gameday crew into their signs and TCU did not disappoint. Corso looked to be the most popular:
The TCU mascot reversed roles today and put on the Corso head rather than vice versa:
Corso picked TCU to beat BYU a few weeks back…would he do it again?
How nice of the TCU fans to give Lee direction on how to make the TCU Horned Frog hand gesture:
Here is another sign about Corso and his former roomate Burt Reynolds. If you didn’t see the sign from last week click HERE to check it out, along with the back story. Also, if you don’t know what an ‘Eskimo Brother’ is, just check it out on Urban Dictionary:
I’d be willing to bet that Desmond checked the “no” box:
Kirk looks like he may hit up the tanning bed once or thrice a week:
Jerry Hughes is obviously a popular guy at TCU:
You might have to think about this one for a second:
What would a TCU Gameday be like with out several references to being Horny?
I don’t know if this old man was trying to get the cheerleader’s attention or what, but it was kind of creepy (by the way, can anyone interpret the yellow sign?):
These guys all came out of the closet on national TV:
TCU fans doing some trash talking to the Texas Longhorns:
Congrats on winning the bet…in case he didn’t see it live tell him to come to That Fan and check it out (and don’t forget to give us our cut):
These last few are some of my personal favorites from the show:
TCU unveiled a new set of uniforms on the show. The Kansas head coach doesn’t deserve this…does he?
Did anyone hear about Texas Tech’s coach calling his player’s girfriends fat?
A little red-hed humor for Jordan Wynn:
That Fan supports breast cancer awareness:
I guess someone actually does pay attention to the person who runs on the field to grab the tee after each kickoff:
Lastly, Lee did another one of his patented fakes, and ultimately picked TCU. Check it out:
That’s all the signs for this week (although there were probably another 50 that didn’t make the cut). Be sure to check back in the next couple days 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.
Lastly, I want to remind everyone that I am starting a contest where those of you who couldn’t make it to Gameday can still show off your signs to fans around the world. Here is the best sign submitted this week by reader Nate:
Use the template below and photoshop or edit your message. Click HERE to learn more details on how to enter the contest!