2009 College Football Attendance – Week 11

November 19, 2009

Here are the top 5 stadium attendance figures from college football this past weekend (home team listed first):

1)  Penn State vs. Indiana:  W, 31-20  (107,379)

2)  Ohio State vs. Iowa:  W, 27-24  (105,455)

3)  Georgia vs. Auburn:  W, 31-24  (92,746)

4)  LSU vs. Louisiana Tech:  W, 24-16  (92,584)

5)  USC vs. Stanford:  L, 55-21  (90,071)

If I missed something let me know.  This is the sixth week in a row that a Big Ten team has been first on the list.  All of the games were fairly close except for the beatdown that USC got from Stanford.  This weeks cheerleader offering has to go to Stanford for their performance vs. the fifth largest crowd in the country!


2009 College Football Attendance – Week 10

November 12, 2009

Here are the top 5 stadium attendance figures from college football this past weekend (home team listed first):

1)  Penn State vs. Ohio State:  L, 24-7  (110,033)

2)  Michigan vs. Purdue:  L, 38-36  (108,543)

3)  Texas vs. UCF:  W, 35-3  (101,003)

4)  Tennessee vs. Memphis:  W, 56-28  (94,636)

5)  Georgia vs. Tennessee Tech:  W, 38-0  (92,746)

If I missed something let me know.  This is the fifth week in a row that a Big Ten team has been first on the list.  The top two both lost their games, so my picture love this week goes out to the Longhorns.  Hook ‘Em!

UTFans


ESPN College Gameday at TCU This Week

November 12, 2009

ESPN’s College Gameday will be held in Fort Worth this week at the site of the match-up between TCU and Utah.  I was extremely pumped when I heard this; not because I’m a TCU fan or because I think they will have the best signs all year (not saying they couldn’t either), but because I finally get to post a TCU picture that I’ve been trying to find a reason to post (see below).  This is a huge game with BCS implications and marks the first time a Gameday broadcast has been to TCU.  Another interesting fact:  Gameday has been to three Mountain West Conference schools the past four weeks (BYU, Air Force, TCU). 

My team of choice (as I’ve previously said, they haven’t shown enough on the field this year for me to reveal who they are yet) plays an early afternoon game so signs will have to come Saturday evening, so be sure to stop by the blog and check them out.  If you will be at Gameday this weekend, please send me pictures of signs and I will be sure to post them and give you credit.  I will also be holding another contest similar to the contest ran last week for any fan that can give That Fan a shot-out on a sign this weekend.  Can’t make it to Fort Worth?  Make your own sign and send it to me so I can post them (click here for more details)!

TCUgirl


Reader Submissions (Nike Shocker/FSU/Jenn Brown)

November 3, 2009

Reader Submissions is something I’d  like to do a few times a week where I share pictures that blog readers have sent in for me to share with everyone.  I am not biased so if you have a picture that you think is cool, chances are I will as well, and then I’ll post it.  What am I looking for?  Pictures of crazy fans, sexy female sports fans, funny shirts, funny signs, cheerleaders, etc.  What are you waiting for?  Send pictures to:  info@thatfan.com

Our first picture of the day comes from Jeremy in Oregon, who just so happens to be the same fan I pointed out that was throwing the shocker behind Lee Corso as he hopped on the motorcycle at Gameday (click here for the video).  Jeremy found That Fan and was also kind enough to send this beauty of a Kodak moment of him throwing the shocker up with Nike founder Phil Knight.  I prefer to call this one the Nike Shocker…Great work Jeremy!

NikeShocker

The Shocker: Just Do It!

The next picture comes from Danny in Cincinnati, and is his version of this week’s “Our Cheerleaders are Hotter”.  He apparently is a Florida State fan, and although they may be having some issues with their head coach, they don’t look to be having any issues with their cheerleaders.

FSUCheer

Our Cheerleaders are Hotter - FSU Style

The last picture of the day comes from Nate in Louisville, and is actually a picture I’ve been meaning to get around to posting anyway, so a big thanks to Nate for reminding me.  What would a day at That Fan be like without some Jenn Brown?  Dull.  Very dull.  With no further delay, I give you Jenn Brown’s Halloween costume from this year:

JBHalloween

Ten yards is worth a holding penalty if you ask me...


ESPN College Gameday at Air Force This Week

November 2, 2009

ESPN’s College Gameday will be held in Colorado Springs this week at the site of the match-up between Air Force and Army.  Shortly thereafter I will have pictures up of the best signs throughout the broadcast so be sure to stop by the blog and check them out.  If you will be at Gameday this weekend, please send me pictures of signs and I will be sure to post them and give you credit.  I will also be holding another contest similar to the contest ran last week for any fan that can give That Fan a shot-out on a sign this weekend.  More details to come this week!

AFCheer


ESPN College Gameday Signs (10/31/09)

November 1, 2009

**Editor’s note:  getting crazy traffic right now thanks to the link on SI.com.  Be sure to bookmark That Fan, we do a College Gameday sign review every week!  You can also follow us on Twitter (@ThatFan) which will update you when new articles are posted.**  Voting for the best sign from this week can be done HERE.

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:

ChildPlease

"Child Please"

KissTheBaby

"Kiss The Baby"

Lee Corso’s illegitimate son made the trip to Eugene:

CorsoFather

"Lee Corso Is My Father"

I take back what I said earlier about the Oregon crowd showing Oregon State love:

Corvallis

"Gameday Visits: Eugene - 4, Corvallis - 0"

This next sign offers a spin on Charles Barkley’s TV show with Hank Haney, The Haney Project:

Haney

"Not even The Haney Project can save this Barkley's game!"

It wouldn’t be Oregon with out references to getting “Ducked Up””

DuckedUp

"Mom, I'm ducked up on quack"

DuckedUp2

"USC Get Ducked Up!!"

What are the odds this guy was drunk?:

Scotch

"I Love Scotch"

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):

Superman

"Superman that O"

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:

TrojanHead

Not a sign, but a bloddy Trojan head on a stick

This one needs no introduction:

DoUSCebag

"doUSCebag"

Not sure of the point, but if you really want to do it then be my guest:

PeeOnUSC

"We'll pee on USC"

Matt Barkley, you should be ashamed of yourself!:

Twilight

"Matt Barkley reads Twilight"

What would a College Gameday held at a stadium playing against USC be without some good-natured Trojan/condom humor?:

Holloweeners

"Trojans R Just Holloweeners"

This next one references Oregon’s Ed Dickson:

Dickson

"Trojans can't handle our DICKson"

LeakyDefense

"Trojans have leaky defense"

WetDucks

"E.S.P.N. - Wet Ducks Prefer Magnums"

ThrowAway

"Trojans: We use them once then throw them away!"

TrojansBreak

"Trojans break at Autzen"

Probably my personal favorite for funniest sign of the week:

TrojansIneffective

"Warning: Trojans ineffective against the spread of-fense...and crabs!"

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”:

Kiss

Quality football coaches are great, but not THAT great...

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:

JBOU

Pre-game on the field

JBPC

Interviewing USC head coach Pete Carroll

JBOU2

On the field for pregame stretches

JBOUCheer

With the Oregon cheerleaders

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.


More Jenn Brown Hotness

October 27, 2009

There are two things that has sent my blog traffic through the roof in the past week: 1) College Gameday signs, and 2) Jenn Brown.  We’ve had our fix of Gameday signs, so I wanted to give the readers more of Jenn Brown, because hey, what the readers want, the readers get.  Can Jenn and I get a Who Dey?

Jenn Brown says Who Dey to the That Fan readers...