College Gameday's First Stop Leaked In A Beano Cook Chat

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

There's been no word of the College Gameday schedule for this year's College Football season, and I'm sure ESPN is waiting to announce them all at once. Unfortunately for the powers that be, Beano Cook just gave away the first stop on the Gameday tour in a chat on

So which city is the lucky winner? Drumroll please....

Atlanta, GA for the Bama-Clemson Game on ABC (Saturday, Aug 30 at 8pm)!

Beano was asked what games he was most looking forward to this season when he decided to talk about his eye doctor and the first stop for Fowler and company.

Andy (Denver): What games this season are you most looking forward to?

SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:30 PM ET ) as a conference game tops my list. Georgia-LSU. USC-Ohio State. Georgia-Florida. Auburn-Alabama. Williams-Amherst. For the record, Georgia-LSUUSC-Ohio State is certainly a huge game.

SportsNation Beano Cook: (3:32 PM ET ) My eye doctor's son graduated from Williams and the school was absolutely ecstatic when Gameday arrived. By the way, Gameday will be in Atlanta for the Clemson-Alabama game. It is the best road show since Oklahoma, the musical not the team from Norman.
That was probably not that hard to figure out since it's the first ABC primetime game of the year, but I think Beano let the cat out of the bag a bit with that reveal. I had heard a rumor that it was going to be at Cal for their opener against Michigan State, but it looks like that's not the case. I'll post the rest of the schedule as soon as I come across it.

Chat with Beano Cook (ESPN Sports Nation)

(Thanks to SO for the tip)


I was listening to ESPN Radio a few weeks ago and Kirk Herbstreit was a guest host with Scott Van Pelt. Scottie askie Herbie where College GameDay would start, and Herbie said Atlanta for Clemson/Bama no doubt. And then, Herbie went further and said that Week 2 would probably be in Gainesville for Miami/Florida. Don't remember the exact day that this aired.

BigTenJoe said...
Jul 23, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

Don't forget, Ron Powlus is going to win at least 3 Heismans.

GMoney said...
Jul 23, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

Miami/Florida would make sense, especially since the game in on ESPN. As I recall I think there are some games that are picked out ahead of time (like OSU/Mich) but I think there are some weeks that are left up to the week of. I remember last year Gameday was waiting to decide between UCF/USF and Mizzu/OU.

michael said...
Jul 23, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

A little surprised the traveling Trojan road show isn't starting in Charlottesville.

Anonymous said...
Jul 23, 2008, 7:19:00 PM  

Let them do a remote from Downtown where 50,000 SF Fans will be getting their geek on at DragonCon.

Anonymous said...
Jul 23, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

I'm not surprised in the least that the first stop of the year has been decided already. Then again, while they probably have an IDEA of where they'll be going the first couple of weeks, it's never announced until the Monday of the week they'll be arriving at a destination.

Tom said...
Jul 23, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

who cares where it's at?
you see cheerleaders standing on guy's shoulders...a bunch of signs...and Lee puts on headgear at the end.
SAME every week. and it's just a promo now for the ABC game 99% of the time.
all anybody watches for is the picks anyway.
give me ONE good reason to watch the show?

Anonymous said...
Jul 24, 2008, 12:27:00 AM  

I was at the ACC media day this week and they said College GameDay would be at the Clemson-Alabama game, so I don't think it was a secret.

Anonymous said...
Jul 24, 2008, 10:41:00 AM  

Its still a big deal when Gameday comes to town. The show should go back to 90 minutes (2 hours is too long in my opinion), but especially for the programs that don't get gameday to come to town too much (like for the Missouri-Kansas game) its HUGE.

Oh, and Clemson-Alabama was no surprise. The only other game that I thought could get it was Illinois-Missouri, but the Clemson and Alabama fans are MUCH more passionate and there are more stories to do with that game than the Missouri-Illinois one.

bigern said...
Jul 24, 2008, 12:06:00 PM  

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