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Week 10 2015: College Gameday review! #cfb #BamavsLSU

Welcome back football fans to our way-too-late edition of the week 10 College Gameday review.  Today’s edition of College Gameday was comin’ to your citaaay live from Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the matchup between #2 LSU and #4 Alabama.  Given the fact that this was the third Alabama game of the year featuring Alabama, I feel that the show may be better titled Alabama Gameday presented by ESPN.  The crowd was pretty small this morning at Gameday, which can be attributed to the rain, or more likely the fact that Alabama fans don’t care to show up anymore when they get Gameday once a month.

Since we are already in the middle of bagging on this morning’s crowd in Tuscaloosa, let’s go ahead and get signs over with.  The signs this morning were probably the weakest of the season so far.  We had a lot of corn dog discussion, a “We want Memphis!” sign, and “Les Miles likes being the little spoon”.  Since the signs from this morning sucked, I am going to rule no winner this week and instead feature the following:

Go Akron?

Go Akron?

Speaking of Comin’ to your Citaaaay, I still get a lot of traffic from people wondering who the woman is in the latest edition of the College Gameday intro.  For those who need to know, she is Lzzy Hale from the band Halestorm.

Lzzy Hale, Comin to your Citaaay

Lzzy Hale, Comin to your Citaaay

An odd discussion broke out early in today’s show when Kirk Herbstreit informed us that Chris Fallica is a savant when it comes to 1980s professional wrestling talent.  Fallica admitted this is “one of many” problems he has.  Now, I’m not going to sit here and pretend that in 8th grade my plan for life wasn’t to become a professional wrestler, but there was probably a little more discussion of 1980s WWF talent than one would hope for on College Gameday.

Alright now that I’ve bagged on this morning’s show a little bit, let’s turn this review around.  The show got back on track this morning with the WEEK 10 SAMANTHA PONDER OUTFIT OF THE WEEK REVIEW BY @GAMEDAYJEN!!!!  Jennifer was a big fan of the look today, stating “I really liked the sweater and the rain boots, and I also liked her hair today!”  Follow @GamedayJen for all of your college football fashion-related news and opinions.

Sam Ponder: Week 10 2015

Sam Ponder: Week 10 2015

Sam Ponder had her usual Cheeze-It Real Fan of the Week segment mid-show today, and it was one of the more bizarre Cheeze-It related segments in recent memory.  Sam was interviewing some girl who won this week’s contest, and spent about two full minutes interviewing this girl as she proceeded to explain how she painted the letter A on her own face.  I haven’t ever painted an A on my face, but I can’t imagine there is THAT much to it.

Sam Ponder and Cheeze-It fan

Sam Ponder and Cheeze-It fan

George Whitfield joined Rece Davis for this week’s casual walking segment while they break down quarterback play in college football.  They put on rain boots because the ground was a big mess of mud and puddles, and the highlight of this segment was George Whitfield making a joke referencing Gameday producer Lee Fitting by saying the boots were “Air Fittings”.  He was pretty impressed with his joke, as I am sure you are too.

Rece and George in their Air Fittings

Rece and George in their Air Fittings

Now let’s stop down because it is time for VIDEOS!!!!

-The story of Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator Tony Elliott can be found HERE.  It details the story of how he lost his mother in a tragic car accident at age 9, went on to become a standout football player, earned a scholarship to Clemson, and in 2002 reunited with Dabo Swinney to join the Clemson staff.  I give this segment an A.
-Sam Ponder and David Pollack were back for another zany week of #YouHadOneJob.  This has gone from a highlight reel of epic fails to a highlight video of the week’s funny happenings, but I still support it and so should you.  SUPPORT IT HERE!!!
-The story of the day was without a doubt Tom Rinaldi’s piece on Sid Ortis.  Sid was a youngster who grew up in Alabama as a die-hard LSU fan.  Rinaldi has been up and down this year with his emotionally targeted stories, but this one is an A+++.  Words can’t really do it justice, so just go WATCH IT HERE!!!  Les Miles is featured in it heavily and he is a true orator for the ages.  Once upon a time around 2007, a youthful, angry, and possibly inebriated Gameday Cole was the biggest detractor of Les Miles you could find.  I didn’t like how he handled all of the Michigan head coaching opening speculation among other things, but this man has grown on me in a big way over the last few years.

As we neared the end of the show, we found out the day’s guest celebrity picker was going to be none other than rap music mogul Rick Ross.  They had teased this yesterday as “going to be huge with the kids” and “like no other picker before”.  But before we get to the Corso and Ross’ antics, let’s stop down for some Nana Puddin’.

Nana Puddin'

Nana Puddin’

Ok that was yummy.  Back to Gameday.  When it came time for Rick Ross to disembark the Gameday bus, there is a slight chance that the cameraman was just told that Rick Ross was a big black guy, because the focus was stuck on Rick Ross’ bodyguard for an unusual amount of time before Ross debuted.

“Rick Ross joins us for picks” -Rece Davis

Rick Ross joining us for picks?

Rick Ross joining us for picks?

“That’s not Rick Ross” -Rece Davis

Rick Ross? Close enough I guess...

Rick Ross? Close enough I guess…

Upon joining the Gameday desk, Rick Ross was presented with a gift of pears by Lee Corso as a reference to the following:

If you told me Lee Corso, wearing a fake beard/sunglasses/gold jewelry, would be gifting pears to Rick Ross because of a popular Vine post this year on Gameday, I am not sure I would have believed you before today.

When it came time to get down to the business of picking games, Rick Ross had some fantastic input on the games of the day.  He was dropping QB names right and left, but also let us know that he picked TCU because “Boykin is bossin’ up” (whatever that means, since I’m white), and that he really liked Memphis in today’s game because he owns a few of Wingstops in Memphis (and I like wings).  As the final pick approached, we can review the Bama/LSU picks so far.  David Pollack and Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica both picked Alabama.  Desmond and Kirk both went with LSU in today’s game, and to nobody’s surprise Rick Ross took Alabama.  As we all know, Corso is in love with the Alabama headgear.  It is surely amongst his favorites, which include the Oregon Duck, Notre Dame Leprechaun, and the FSU headdress.  He got the crowd riled up with Sweet Home Alabama, before issuing a ROLL TIGERS and popping on the Bayeux Bengals headgear, which had been modified with a Leonard Fournette beard and Leonard Fournette mouthgear.  A really fun end to a show which got off to a rough start this morning.  Enjoy your day and have a happy football!

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Week 9 2014: Picks are graded, results are in! #cfb #saturdayselections

Week 9 brought us some great performances both on the field and off of it.  LSU with another 4th quarter comeback against a top 3 opponent; TCU dropping 82 on a poor Texas Tech team; Utah winning a thriller against USC.  We had some true winners amongst our panel of expert prognosticators this week, and somehow also managed the worst performance we’ve seen since the legendary 0-9 week put up by Robert Smith in Week 8 of 2013.  Let’s dive right in

Winners this week were too many to point out, so the following will be highlighted: Lee Corso (9-2), David Pollack (5-1), Marcus Spears (5-0), Kevin Carter (10-3), Colin Cowherd (9-2), and Trevor Matich (5-1).  This week’s co-champions would have to be Desmond Howard, at an impressive 10-1 (thanks to that no-pick on the Michigan game) and celebrity guest picker Jase Robertson, who went a perfect 9-0 on the week.

We only had two real losers this week, the first of which is Mel Kiper Jr. at 1-3.  The second loser this week, who went on Gameday and absolutely squatted over the desk to relieve himself during the pick segment, is special guest celebrity picker Willie Robertson, who put up an impressive 1-8 record this week.  He went with the upset in every single game, and only managed to get the LSU pick right.  Pretty impressive actually.  Combined with his appearance last year (6-4), this brings Willie to 7-12 all time in the rankings.

Coach Corso nailed another headgear pick this week, going with LSU over Ole Miss.  He is on a warpath this year with the headgear picks sitting at 9-1 on the season.  Jennifer continues to put up the big numbers at 8-3 this week, although she missed the upset special of Washington over Arizona State.  Charley the Cat continues her downfall, losing the Ole Miss pick.  Our last note includes the re-emergence of Kirk Herbstreit with an 8-3 record this week, after several devastating weeks recently.

Check out the full slate of picks and results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 9-2
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 8-3
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton
WRONG Texas over KState
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee

Desmond Hoard: 10-1
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Willie Robertson: 1-8
WRONG Kentucky over Miss St
WRONG Tennessee over Alabama
WRONG Penn St over Ohio St
WRONG Texas over KState
WRONG Okla St over WVU
WRONG USC over Utah
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Jase Robertson: 9-0
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio S tover Penn St
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Jennifer’s Picks: 8-3
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Washington over Ariz St (upset special)
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tenessee
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina

David Pollack: 5-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton

Dari Nowkhah: 2-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Wash St over Arizona

Mel Kiper Jr.: 1-3
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG USC over Utah
WRONG Wash St over Arizona

Greg McElroy: 3-2
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St

Tim Tebow: 4-1
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky

Marcus Spears: 5-0
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky

Paul Finebaum: 4-1
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU

Brett McMurphy: 4-1
WRONG Pitt over GaTech
RIGHT CSU over Wyoming
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Memphis over SMU
RIGHT Arkansas over UAB

Phil Steele: 14-5
RIGHT Marshall over FAU
RIGHT UL-Lafayette over Ark St
RIGHT Oregon over Cal
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St (upset special)
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
WRONG UL-Monroe over Texas St
RIGHT W.Michigan over Ohio
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Nebraska over Rutgers
WRONG Minnesota over Illinois

Kevin Carter: 10-3
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT WVU over KState
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT TCU over TTU
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse

Charley the Cat: 0-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU

Colin Cowherd: 9-2
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT UCLA over Colorado
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington

Lou Holtz: 4-1
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG S.Carolina over Auburn
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC

Mark May: 3-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah

Chris Fallica: 4-3
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah
WRONG Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT UCLA over Colorado
RIGHT Harvard over Princeton

Booger McFarland: 2-1
WRONG S.Carolina over Auburn
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT LSU over Ole Miss

Trevor Matich: 5-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan

Brad Edwards: 2-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington

Todd McShay: 1-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky

Ryen Russillo: 1-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Oregon over Cal

Jon Berger: 3-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St

Jason Sehorn: 5-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ariz St over Washington

Brian Griese: 3-1
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU

Robert Smith: 2-2
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
WRONG USC over Utah
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Kstate over Texas

Mike Bellotti: 2-1
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Utah over USC
RIGHT Oregon over Cal

Tim Cowlishaw: 1-0
RIGHT KState over Texas

Charles Arbuckle: 2-0
RIGHT Marshall over FAU
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse

Pat Forde: 22-5
WRONG Ole Miss over LSU
RIGHT Utah over USC
WRONG Washington over Ariz St
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Mich St over Michigan
WRONG UVA over UNC
WRONG Pitt over GaTech
RIGHT WVU over Okla St
RIGHT Arizona over Wash St
WRONG Minnesota over Illinois
RIGHT Miss St over Kentucky
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Oregon over Cal
RIGHT Cinci over USF
RIGHT Boise St over BYU
RIGHT S.Alabama over Troy
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT UCLA over Colorado
RIGHT KState over Texas
RIGHT Nebraska over Rutgers
RIGHT Wisconsin over Maryland
RIGHT Stanford over Oreg St
RIGHT Alabama over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over S.Carolina
RIGHT TCU over TTU
RIGHT Marshall over FAU
RIGHT Georgia Southern over Georgia St

Week 11 2013: Saturday college picks! #saturdayselections

Its a late start, but do not fear.  Saturday morning selections are here.  No time for schtick this morning.  Picks, picks and more picks.  Have a happy football!

Lee Corso:
Bama over LSU (headgear pick)
Miami Fl over VaTech
Wisconsin over BYU
Nebraska over Michigan
Minnesota over Penn St
Auburn over Tennessee
UCLA over Arizona
Texas over WVU
Baylor over OU
Oregon over Stanford
Arizona St over Utah

Kirk Herbstreit:
Bama over LSU
VaTech over Miami Fl
Michigan over Nebraska
Penn St over Minnesota
Auburn over Tennessee
Ariz St over Utah
UCLA over Arizona
Wisconsin over BYU
Michigan over Nebraska
Baylor over OU
Oregon over Stanford
Texas over WVU

Desmond Howard:
Bama over LSU
Arizona over UCLA
BYU over Wisconsin
Auburn over Tennessee
Baylor over OU
Texas over WVU
Ariz St over Utah

David Pollack:
Wisconsin over BYU
Bama over LSU

Jake Peavy:
Bama over LSU
VaTech over Miami Fl
Arizona over UCLA
Ariz St over Utah
Wisconsin over BYU
Michigan over Nebraska
Vandy over Florida (upset special)
Auburn over Tennessee
Penn St over Minnesota

Jennifer’s Picks:
Bama over LSU
VaTech over Miami Fl (upset special)
Michigan over Nebraska
Penn St over Minnesota
Auburn over Tennessee (closer than the experts think)
Texas over WVU
Wisconsin over BYU
Baylor over OU
Oregon over Stanford
UCLA over Arizona
Ariz St over Utah

Todd McShay:
Bama over LSU 34-20
Tennessee over Auburn 31-28
Miami Fl over VaTech 23-21
Arizona over UCLA 31-28
KState over TTU 30-27 (upset special)
Oregon over Stanford
Baylor over OU

Lou Holtz:
Bama over LSU
VaTech over Miami Fl
Notre Dame over Pitt