Your First Two College Gameday Sites Are....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Yes, it's that time again. Time for College Football fans everywhere to bring random signs to various campuses around the United States, and attempt to distract the Gameday crew. ESPN today, announced the first two College Gameday sites for the year, and while we already knew that Atlanta was the first, the second doesn't really come as a surprise either. Via ESPN PR....

The first two College GameDay Built by The Home Depot sites of the 2009 season have been determined with the show kicking off in Atlanta September 5 followed by Columbus, Ohio September 12. ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning college football show will be aired Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET beginning September 5.

The 17th season of consistently originating from one of the day’s best games or matchups with compelling storylines – and 23rd season of the show -- will kick off from Atlanta for the second annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game pitting #5 Alabama vs. #7 Virginia Tech (all rankings from the USA Today Top 25 Coaches’ Poll). The matchup will mark the debut of the fourth annual Saturday Night Football Presented by Southwest Airlines series on ABC at 8 p.m.

The following week, Saturday, September 12, College GameDay will originate from Columbus, Ohio for #4 USC at #6 Ohio State in a showdown between traditional power programs that will be televised on ESPN at 8 p.m.
Those were certainly the two obvious choices, and will certainly be different than the rest of the year. You can expect the Gameday bus to be at just about every SEC College this season, and to rarely head up North.


Doesn't much matter where Gameday's at as long as it's on. Well, the second hour anyway. There's noooooo reason for that show to be two hours. And tuning in late avoids that godawful "put a little zing in your zang zang" song.

Buddy said...
Aug 10, 2009, 2:20:00 PM  

Well now I'm really rooting for Navy to take down Ohio State in week 1.

Hey its possible...doubt San Jose St. will beat SC.

Sean OLeary said...
Aug 10, 2009, 2:27:00 PM  

Any insight as to why the OSU-USC game is on ESPN rather than ABC?

The Chancellor said...
Aug 10, 2009, 9:47:00 PM  

Found the answer to my question: NASCAR on ABC that night.

The Chancellor said...
Aug 10, 2009, 9:52:00 PM  

ESPN is going to have to hire 20 people just to monitor the signs that fans will have about Erin Andrews when College Gameday starts

Adam said...
Aug 11, 2009, 9:56:00 AM  

Why stop at 2 weeks? Let's go ahead and guess the rest of the Schedule:

9/19: Texas Tech @ Texas (ABC game)
9/26: Louisville @ Utah (to reward the Utes. Other possibilities: Ill/OSU, Miami/VT)
10/3: USC @ Cal (ABC game) (other possiblity: OK/Miami)
10/10: Tebows @ LSU
10/17: Red River Shootout
10/24: ??? (Best guess: Tenn @ Bama)
10/31: TX @ OK State
11/7: SabanWar III
11/14: ??? (Indiana @ Penn St?)
11/21: OK @ Tx Tch
11/28: FL St @ Fl (Tebow's last home game)

BF said...
Aug 11, 2009, 1:00:00 PM  

nice to have the Godfather here, fellow Italians rock!

Brad James said...
Aug 11, 2009, 2:02:00 PM  

Another season of Merkin man Lee Corso!

JubJub said...
Aug 11, 2009, 2:07:00 PM  

I'll second Buddy's comment. The year they started playing that horrific theme song, I made sure NOT to tune in at the beginning, and then found out, I really didn't miss the show at all. Thanks ESPN, you helped me end a bad habit with your horrendous choice of an opening theme for your show!

Olentangy said...
Aug 11, 2009, 8:17:00 PM  
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