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:
In case this guy’s mother is reading, he needs money:
Apparently TCU’s quarterback has a dirty little secret:
There were a lot of BCS complaints and calls for a college football playoff. Couldn’t get a great shot of this first one:
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:
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:
Being that they were at BYU, there were obviously multiple references to ‘Cougars’ (and no, we don’t mean the mascot):
At least one TCU fan showed up, and it doesn’t look like he is enjoying his sobriety:
Apparently BYU fans really, really enjoy Charlie Weis:
I grew up a Ninja Turtle fan, and apparently so did this Harvey Unga supporter:
BYU tight end Dennis Pitta had his fan club at Gameday (including Mr. T):
Of course the fans have to show love to Gameday and the crew:
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)?
BYU doing a little tweaking of the Boise State logo:
Quality sign here (and there’s one of those weird we love our mom signs I talked about earlier):
I’m a HUGE Jim Rome fan (yes, I’m a clone) so I had to post this one:
I feel bad for this poor guys wife (wives?), but he gets a vote for That Fan of the week:
And finally, what good is a College Gameday in Provo without some harmless Mormon-related humor?:
Lastly, the Mormon opinion of Texas Christian University’s mascot:
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!