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28 days away from name calling, trash talking, jimmy rustling, and fapping to Erin Andrews.....

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College GameDay is an ESPN entertainment show previewing college football games. It first aired in 1987 with Tim Brando as host and Lee Corso and Beano Cook as commentators. Beginning more-or-less as a report on college football games, the show would undergo a radical transformation beginning in 1993 as the show began incorporating "live" broadcasts. The official name of the show is College GameDay built by The Home Depot. There is a separate radio broadcast, ESPN Radio College GameDay, on ESPN Radio.

Today, the only original cast member remaining is Lee Corso.[1] Chris Fowler serves as host and Kirk Herbstreit, former Ohio State quarterback, serves as Corso's counterpart and foil. Starting in 2008, Desmond Howard has been added to the cast in the show's introduction. Craig James, currently providing analysis on ESPN Thursday Night games and on ABC's Saturday afternoon games, was on the show in the mid 1990s. Nick Lachey joined the crew as a contributor during the 2005 season. Erin Andrews joined the GameDay crew as a co-host and contributor in 2010, replaced in 2012 by Samantha Steele.

The show is known for its prediction segment that appears on each broadcast. Typically there are three predictors: Corso, Herbstreit and an invited guest, usually a celebrity, prominent athlete, or radio personality associated with the host university or school for that week. The end of the show always concludes with a catch phrase and prediction from Corso, who subsequently dons the mascot's headgear of the school he predicts to win the game, usually to the ire or excitement of local fans.

As of Season 24 (2010), College GameDay is now aired for 3 hours. The first hour of the show is broadcast from ESPNU at 9am ET, with the 2 remaining hours of the show on ESPN from 10am-noon ET.

College GameDay kicked off its 25th season from Arlington, Texas on September 3, 2011.

Be sure to rec this up, fellas.

RABBLE ON!!!!


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