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:

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!


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.


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:


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


ESPN College Gameday Signs (10/31/09)

November 1, 2009

**Editor’s note:  getting crazy traffic right now thanks to the link on  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  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:


"Child Please"


"Kiss The Baby"

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


"Lee Corso Is My Father"

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


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

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


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

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


"Mom, I'm ducked up on quack"


"USC Get Ducked Up!!"

What are the odds this guy was drunk?:


"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 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:


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

This one needs no introduction:



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


"We'll pee on USC"

Matt Barkley, you should be ashamed of yourself!:


"Matt Barkley reads Twilight"

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


"Trojans R Just Holloweeners"

This next one references Oregon’s Ed Dickson:


"Trojans can't handle our DICKson"


"Trojans have leaky defense"


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


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


"Trojans break at Autzen"

Probably my personal favorite for funniest sign of the week:


"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”:


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:


Pre-game on the field


Interviewing USC head coach Pete Carroll


On the field for pregame stretches


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...

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!

ESPN’s Jenn Brown

October 17, 2009

If you watched ESPN College Gameday today then you likely saw Jenn Brown interviewing Colt McCoy.  If you didn’t watch ESPN College Gameday today then you missed out.  I don’t know a lot about her but I think I need to because she is going to be some serious competition with Erin Andrews.  You can check out her official site HERE.

Is Jenn Brown the next Erin Andrews?

Is Jenn Brown the next Erin Andrews?