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:
One of the main things I was looking forward to was seeing the plethora of LeGarrette Blount signs:
As always, my personal favorites are signs that deal with the GameDay crew, and Corso always seems to get the most attention:
Lee “Darth Vader” Corso is Mike Stoops’ dad?:
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:
Obviously there needs to be references to “Quack” [Crack]:
More random Arizona fans talking smack to Oregon:
Will making fun of Kanye for his VMAs incident ever get old?
In case you didn’t already know, it is illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon (yes, I’m serious, look it up):
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:
Is “Duck” now being considered as a curse word?
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:
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:
Is Jeremiah Masoli a gay fish? Hmmm, learn something new every day I guess. [See Urban Dictionary post for insight]:
Even the Arizona fans like to make fun of their own QB’s hair:
YouTube “Flowbee Haircut” if you don’t get this one:
Anytime someone shows love to Chad Ochocinco, I’ve got to post them:
Don’t we all…
A Louisville fan made the trip to protest head coach Steve Kragthorpe…check out the website BagKrag.com:
Have you heard about all the former players complaining about the Kansas coach being too abusive?:
Last but not least, the best of the rest:
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.