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!


More of ESPN’s Jenn Brown

October 19, 2009

Judging by the looks of the search queries that led new visitors to my blog the past couple days, Jenn Brown is a big reason many of you stumbled here.  Speaking of stumbling, I just happened to stumble across Jenn’s Twitter profile:  @JennBrown12 (thank me later…better yet, you can thank me by getting Jenn to give That Fan a shot-out via Twitter).

Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Erin Andrews guy (okay so is just about every other male on this planet), but Jenn is starting to look like the next big thing at ESPN.  Just a few more shots to help your judgement…let me know what you think:

Jenn in the Ole Miss locker room

Jenn in the Ole Miss locker room

Jenn in the Alabama locker room

Jenn in the Alabama locker room

Jenn outside The Swamp

Jenn outside The Swamp

Rock the vote!