Best ESPN College Gameday Signs (11/14/09)

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:


"Hey You, Big XII, Regretting that Baylor decision yet?"

We have to have the usual Utah smack talk:


"God blessed Texas. Utah?"


"Who? Tah"


"We pity Salt Lake City"

This next sign showed that Jordan Wynn and Clay Aiken may be twins (see for yourself HERE and HERE):


"Clay, Jordan. Coincidence? EPIC FAILURE."


"The Utes Eat Poop"

What would College Gameday be without a reference to Twilight?


"Kyle Whittingham loves Edward Cullen"


"The Utes winning is like me graduating on time...not going to happen"


"You can't spell uterus without Ute"


"Joke of the day: Utah"



I thought we got all of our Mormon humor out of the way after the BYU Gameday…apparently I was incorrect:


"Utah Utes...Mormon Fruits"

Clever use of the Utah logo:



Apparently Utes are a breakfast food of choice:


"We eat Utes 4 breakfast"


"What is the difference between Cheerios and the Utes? The Cheerios belong in a bowl"

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:


"Corso the Frog Prince"


"Defense that can knock the pencial out of Corso's hand"


"Lee Corso sits when he pees"

The TCU mascot reversed roles today and put on the Corso head rather than vice versa:


"Hey Corso! Superfrog picked you!"

Corso picked TCU to beat BYU a few weeks back…would he do it again?


"Poster: $3, Marker $4, Corso putting Superfrog's headgear on twice: PRICELESS"



"Corso likes it Froggy style"

How nice of the TCU fans to give Lee direction on how to make the TCU Horned Frog hand gesture:


"Hey Corso, this is how it's done"


"Corso wears TCU boxers. Salute your shorts Corso"

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:


"Lee Corso & Burt Reynolds are eskimo brothers"

I’d be willing to bet that Desmond checked the “no” box:


"Desmond, can I have your Heisman? Yes/No"

Kirk looks like he may hit up the tanning bed once or thrice a week:


"Kirk Herbstreit brought to you by: Planet Tan"

Jerry Hughes is obviously a popular guy at TCU:


"Even Chuck Norris is afraid of Jerry Hughes"


"Jerry Hughes is my Facebook friend"


"Game Recap: It was over when Jerry Hughes was born!"

You might have to think about this one for a second:


"TCU has a mighty D and a Hughes sack"

What would a TCU Gameday be like with out several references to being Horny?


"Horny for life"

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?):


"Horney forever"


"Horny 4 life. We score more than U"

These guys all came out of the closet on national TV:


"We love our men in purple"

TCU fans doing some trash talking to the Texas Longhorns:


"Horned Frogs > Horned Cows"


"Silly cows, horns are for frogs"

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):


"My bro bet me $100 that I wouldn't get on ESPN. Pay up bro!

These last few are some of my personal favorites from the show:


"With the iFrog, there's a sack for that"

TCU unveiled a new set of uniforms on the show.  The Kansas head coach doesn’t deserve this…does he?


"Mangino ate our old uniforms"

Did anyone hear about Texas Tech’s coach calling his player’s girfriends fat?


"Coach Leach, my girlfriend's not fat, she has a thyroid problem!"

A little red-hed humor for Jordan Wynn:


"U can't catch me! I'm the ginger-hair man!"

That Fan supports breast cancer awareness:


"Save my tah-tahs, not U-tahs"


"Dad, I'm broke, please send BEER"

I guess someone actually does pay attention to the person who runs on the field to grab the tee after each kickoff:


"The football tee getter has my heart"

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!



15 Responses to Best ESPN College Gameday Signs (11/14/09)

  1. J Chang says:

    The Chinese word in the picture with the old man carrying the “Horney forever” sign behind the cheerleader means “anal” or “anus”.

  2. Phil Bronson says:

    PR Firm? PR Firm!!?

    We Don’t need no stinking PR Firm, Our Team is our
    PR Firm

    • thatfan says:


      That was a great sign, and was one that I had a picture of, but it just barely missed the cut. Was that your sign? If so, send me a pic of you holding it and I’ll post it!

  3. Lindsey says:

    The guy next to me from Taiwan said the yellow sign means “asshole” hahahah….he saw me looking at your website in class and started laughing hysterically!!

  4. Jessica says:

    I have to say, the Baylor sign was my least favorite!!!!! Baylor is really trying. I would appreciate it if all the TCU fans would leave Baylor alone!!!!!!!

  5. James says:

    Jessica. Thanks for your input, I’m sure we will all be nice to Baylor now that we know you would appreciate us TCU fans leaving Baylor alone. Remove the stick and enjoy the jokes.

    BTW, do you know how many Baylor fans it takes to screw in a lightbulb? None, Baylor fans don’t know how to screw….

    • thatfan says:

      Haha, have to love passionate fans like James!

      • Jessica says:

        OMG James. It takes 0 people to screw in a lightbulb because we have people to do that. We don’t do dirty work like that!! Thanks for the Bulsh** James!! I aprpreciate that as well.

    • Jessica says:

      OMG James. It takes zero people to screw in a lightbulb because we have people to do that. We don’t do dirty work like that!! Thanks for the Bulls*** James!! I aprpreciate that as well.

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