Hey hey there, welcome back to our College Gameday review for week 4 of this season. This week’s edition of College Gameday was coming at you live from Tallahassee, Florida for the big matchup between the Florida State Seminoles and the Clemson Tigers. Surprisingly, the combined crowd at FSU/Clemson seemed to be smaller than the NDSU crowd in Fargo last week. We opened the show with Lee, Kirk, Chris and David as usual, and one member of the team was adamant that he would not be caught wearing the same suit as Chris Fowler after the fashion debacle of two weeks ago. You may have noticed Desmond Howard wearing something like this:
Noted fashion critic and Gameday enthusiast Jennifer pointed out that he is not, in fact, summering in Nantucket this weekend. There has been a disturbing trend of plaid suits and jackets this year, so let’s keep an eye on this and make sure this doesn’t go too far. After opening the show, the first hour or so was dedicated to the latest Jameis Winston news. Unless you were living under a rock for the last week, you surely know that Winston has been in a bit of hot water due to some recent actions on campus. When discussing the suspension for tonight’s game, the crowd got a nice “bullshit” chant going. At one point they kicked it over to Sam Ponder, who had been sidelined this week after coach Jimbo Fisher pulled out of her interview segment. She went on a nice two minute rant about how people, and women especially, are getting fed up with this recent trend of shady situations in the football world. It was a good rant, but only provided us with a glimpse of the Sam Ponder Outfit of the Week. Jennifer liked it, although we couldn’t see much of it, saying it was a nice color and she likes the sleeves.
Signs this week were pretty lacking. Lots of repeats from the past taking shots at Jameis Winston. Highlights include “Samantha Ponder will you go to homecoming with me?”, “Clemson likes global warming”, “Dabo Swinney has a crush on Manti T’eo’s girlfriend”, “Sunshine Scooter for first half QB”, “Even Sarah McLachlan can’t save these cats”, but our winners are this combination next to each other featuring Paul Finebaum as the 60 Year Old Virgin, and Kim Jong Un wearing FSU facepaint.
This was our runner up this week:
As the crew started breaking down the rest of today’s games, they took a moment to cover the Arkansas/NIU game today. Kirk picked Arkansas over NIU to nobody’s surprised, and I am sure that will get NIU all stirred up again. In case you forgot:
There was a touching tribute to close the first hour to the father of Rece Davis, who passed away this week. Shortly after, we had an inspiring piece by Gene W. about Tyson London, daughter of Virginia head coach Mike London. She was born premature and suffered from a blood disorder which lead to cancer. She required a bone marrow transplant at the age of 7, and after a lengthy search, the only match in the country was her dad Mike. He donated the marrow which saved her life, and she is now 11 years cancer free. This has led to many players signing up for the bone marrow registry, and they always need more.
Back to game previews. The crew was previewing today’s game between BYU and Virginia, and after giving his take on the game, Desmond Howard stopped short of picking. Lee Corso must have not been paying attention, because he came flying in with a HUGE “NOT SO FAST!!!!” to which the rest of the crew started cracking up at, since Desmond never picked the game. Desmond then went on to pick BYU along with Corso. Desmond sure thought it was funny!
There was a feature about Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker with lots of menacing rock music and special effects to highlight the fact that he is a good linebacker. It was a tad bit overproduced for my refined tastes. Other notes include this week’s hundred dollar question presented by Chris Fowler: Who was the QB the last time Miami and Nebraska met in the regular season? Vince Ferragamo obviously. The hundred dollar bill remained unclaimed, but we got a whimsical note that Lee Corso lost as coach of Indiana in 1976 to Vince Ferragamo’s Nebraska team 55-13. We also learned that FSU (now) starting quarterback Sean Maguire’s family had already given their tickets away to this game because they did not expect to see any playing time. Apparently something happened with Jameis Winston this week and Sean will be starting, so the family is coming in. I’m guessing they might be able to scalp a few singles and get into this game. Tom Rinaldi had a piece on perfection with FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo, who is 27/28 on field goal attempts, and 102/102 on extra points. That is 99.2% accuracy for all of you math majors out there.
We talked a little more Jameis Winston for a while, and showed some highlights of his (most recent) apology press conference. I don’t know why, but I am just as concerned about this gold chain he is wearing as I am the events which got him in trouble this week.
We were then joined by QB Guru George Whitfield to talk about his interaction with quarterbacks and how he tries to coach them in their off-the-field lives as well. He remembered warning John “Football” Manziel about his actions. Johnny was more concerned about missing the college experience, to which George replied “Your current path is not going to get you to the ultimate destination”. This applied equally to Winston. Speaking of Whitfield, he was back with another crazy QB Guru suit this week!
After three hours of Jameis Winston talk, it was time to get down to the REAL business at hand: picking games. This week’s special guest picker was FSU volleyball legend Gabrielle Reece. She came on and appeared to be reading notes prepared for her on most of her picks, and I think Lee Corso had a little crush on her. He was overly polite to her, even on his incredibly subdued “not so fast” whispers. After picking all of the games, we got down to the main event. Desmond went with the upset of Clemson over FSU. Reece took FSU to nobody’s surprise. Lee Corso called Jimbo Fisher’s young son out to help make the pick, and they ripped off their suit jackets to reveal FSU gear. They then donned shakos and began conducting the FSU band’s war chant as the show closed. Charley the cat picked Clemson, so this will be a showdown week between Charley and Coach Corso, and we will see who really knows how to pick the big games: Lee Corso, or our cat. Enjoy your day folks, and have a happy football.