Best ESPN College GameDay Signs (11/21/09)

November 21, 2009

This week’s edition of ESPN College GameDay was in Tucson for the Arizona/Oregon game, and although they had a great crowd, I don’t know that any crowd the rest of the year will top TCU from last week.  This was the first time GameDay visited Arizona, and the sixth week in a row that the show has been in the western half of the country.

A few observations from this week:  1) The guest picker was Arizona alum and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard (yes, she picked AZ)  2)  Jenn Brown was back yet again with an interview with Jim Harbaugh.  3)  The Washington State flags made it once again, which makes this the 88th straight broadcast they have been present.  This time there were actually three flags rather than the usual two.  You can find more details on this tradition HERE.

Now let’s move onto the best signs of the day.  With Arizona playing Oregon there was obviously a lot of duck humor.  Countless Duck Hunt signs, ‘I’m eating Duck for Thanksgiving’, etc., but I only posted a few because if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all:

Quick back-story on this sign…the Arizona Wildcat mascot (Wilbur) used to have a gun in a holster, and the University banned this a few years ago:

"Give Wilbur his guns back...it's duck season"

One of the main things I was looking forward to was seeing the plethora of LeGarrette Blount signs:

"LeGarrette Blount you SOCK"

"Arizona Smoking Blounts"

"E.S.P.N. - Who is LeGarrette Sucker Punching Next?

As always, my personal favorites are signs that deal with the GameDay crew, and Corso always seems to get the most attention:

"Lee Corso is Hot!"

Just in case your clueless on this one:

"Corso goosed me"

"Corso is still a penis"

Lee “Darth Vader” Corso is Mike Stoops’ dad?:

"Stoops, I am your father" with a Corso head on Darth Vader's body

"Lee will you be my Grandpa"

"Herbstreit is prettier than ASU girls"

As shown in the sign above, even though Zona isn’t playing Arizona State, it’s never a bad time to make fun of your rival.  I didn’t know it but I guess Arizona State students need Hooked on Phonics:

"If you can read this sign you don't go to ASU"

"ASU students can't read this sign"

Obviously there needs to be references to “Quack” [Crack]:

"Quack is wack!"

"Don't do quack"

"Say no to quack!"

More random Arizona fans talking smack to Oregon:

"Oregon? More like Boregon!"

"I'd rather have the swine flu than go to Oregon"

"Tucson: Where ducks come to die"

"Next week...Thanksgiving. This week...SPANKSgiving."

Will making fun of Kanye for his VMAs incident ever get old?

"Yo Ducks, I'm really happy for you Imma let you finish but Arizona has the best team of all-time"

In case you didn’t already know, it is illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon (yes, I’m serious, look it up):

"We pump our own gas"

I couldn’t get a shot of the full sign, but I had to post this one anyway.  In case you didn’t know, Oregon never wears the same uniform combo in the same season:

"Oregon has a bigger wardrobe than Paris Hilton"

Is “Duck” now being considered as a curse word?

"Duck Oregon"

I couldn’t get  a full shot of this one either, but this was definitely one of the better signs of the week so I’m posting what I got:

"Can't spell _umb F____ without Ducks!"

"Phuck the ducks"

Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli should be scared to play this week after these signs…Arizona has injured Oregon’s QB the past couple times they’ve played in Tucson:

"2005, Kellen Clemens, broken ankle. 2007, Dixon, torn ACL. 2009, Masoli, you're next"

"2005, Kellen Clemens, Check. 2007, Dennis Dixon, Check. 2009, Jeremiah Masoli, You're next"

Is Jeremiah Masoli a gay fish?  Hmmm, learn something new every day I guess.  [See Urban Dictionary post for insight]:

"Masoli likes fishsticks"

Even the Arizona fans like to make fun of their own QB’s hair:

"Foles' hair throws TDs"

YouTube “Flowbee Haircut” if you don’t get this one:

"Nick needs a flowbee"

Anytime someone shows love to Chad Ochocinco, I’ve got to post them:

"Child Please"

Don’t we all…

"All I want for Christmas is a BCS playoff"

A Louisville fan made the trip to protest head coach Steve Kragthorpe…check out the website BagKrag.com:

"Free Louisville, Bag Krag"

Have you heard about all the former players complaining about the Kansas coach being too abusive?:

"Mangino doesn't abuse 'em, he eats 'em"

Last but not least, the best of the rest:

"Hey mom, I may be failing college but at least I'm on ESPN GameDay"

"Don't Hassle the Hoff!!"

"SEC out-of-conference schedules...so easy a caveman could do it"

Another brilliant performance by Lee Corso at the end:

That’s all the signs for this week, 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.

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Vote for the Best College GameDay Sign from 11/14

November 18, 2009

Fellow fans, below you will find a poll that will allow you to vote for your favorite sign from this past weekend’s version of College GameDay that was filmed at TCU.  If you need to review the pictures again you can do so in this post.  Usually there are a solid 8 to 12 signs that are clearly the best, but this week it was hard to narrow down below 20.  If I left a sign off the poll that you feel strongly about, leave a comment below and I can add it to the poll.

I’ve allowed you to vote for multiple signs in case you can’t pick just one.  I’ll keep a running track of the most popular signs throughout the season, and have a final vote at the end of the year for the best sign of the year.  If you didn’t vote for your favorite sign from the Air Force GameDay, click HERE.  As of now it looks like “Please B-Spikes, I need my eyes to be a pilot”, “Spikes 4 H”eyes”man”, and “Study hard or you’ll end up at Army” are moving on to the sign playoffs so far.  Don’t forget to send in your That Fan Fantasy Gameday contest submissions…you can see my favorite entry so far HERE.  Rock the vote!


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

November 15, 2009

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:

Baylor

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

We have to have the usual Utah smack talk:

blesstx

"God blessed Texas. Utah?"

whotah

"Who? Tah"

pity

"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

"Clay, Jordan. Coincidence? EPIC FAILURE."

eatpoop

"The Utes Eat Poop"

What would College Gameday be without a reference to Twilight?

edward

"Kyle Whittingham loves Edward Cullen"

graduating

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

Uterus

"You can't spell uterus without Ute"

Jokeofday

"Joke of the day: Utah"

lolz

"Utah...LoLz"

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

mormonfruits

"Utah Utes...Mormon Fruits"

Clever use of the Utah logo:

useless

"Useless"

Apparently Utes are a breakfast food of choice:

breakfast

"We eat Utes 4 breakfast"

cheerios

"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:

corsoprince

"Corso the Frog Prince"

corospencil

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

corsopee

"Lee Corso sits when he pees"

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

corsosuper

"Hey Corso! Superfrog picked you!"

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

corsotwice

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

TMI:

froggystyle

"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:

handsign

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

saluteshorts

"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:

burt

"Lee Corso & Burt Reynolds are eskimo brothers"

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

haveheisman

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

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

planettan

"Kirk Herbstreit brought to you by: Planet Tan"

Jerry Hughes is obviously a popular guy at TCU:

chucknorris

"Even Chuck Norris is afraid of Jerry Hughes"

facebookfriend

"Jerry Hughes is my Facebook friend"

hughesborn

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

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

HughesSack

"TCU has a mighty D and a Hughes sack"

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

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

"Horney forever"

scoremore

"Horny 4 life. We score more than U"

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

menpurple

"We love our men in purple"

TCU fans doing some trash talking to the Texas Longhorns:

hornedcows

"Horned Frogs > Horned Cows"

horns

"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):

payup

"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:

ifrog

"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

"Mangino ate our old uniforms"

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

leach

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

A little red-hed humor for Jordan Wynn:

gingerbread

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

That Fan supports breast cancer awareness:

tahtahs

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

Beer

"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:

tee

"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:

gameday1

Use the template below and photoshop or edit your message.  Click HERE to learn more details on how to enter the contest!

blanksign


Best Fantasy Gameday Sign So Far

November 13, 2009

I have been letting the Fantasy Gameday Signs roll in before I posted a group of them, but this one was too good to hold back from everyone.  Blog reader Nate sent this in today and I think I almost ruined my keyboard after spitting my drink everywhere.  If you don’t recall, Lane Kiffin told a recruit that if he signed with South Carolina, he would end up pumping gas for the rest of his life.

gameday1

To learn more about the Fantasy Gameday Sign contest, click HERE.  Send a great sign and I’ll post it!


Vote for the Best College Gameday Sign from 11/7

November 10, 2009

Fellow fans, below you will find a poll that will allow you to vote for your favorite sign from this past weekend’s version of College Gameday that was filmed at Air Force.  If you need to review the pictures again you can do so in this post

I’ve allowed you to vote for multiple signs in case you can’t pick just one.  I’ll keep a running track of the most popular signs throughout the season, and have a final vote at the end of the year for the best sign of the year.  If you didn’t vote for your favorite sign from the Oregon Gameday, click HERE.  As of now it looks like “Matt Barkley Reads Twilight” and “Warning: Trojans ineffective against the spread of-fense (…and crabs)” are the favorites.  As for the That Fan Fantasy Gameday contest, I’ve gotten several submissions but will probably wait to post them until we get a few more, so send them in!  Rock the vote!