Tuesday, October 31, 2006
It's Not TV, It's 'GameDay'
Ratings for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumble" must be taking a tumble. How else can you explain the decision to examine the pandemonium that ensues each week when ESPN's College "GameDay" arrives on a campus? To HBO's credit, it does come up with some nuggets. Example: Co-host Lee Corso, 71, is a grandfather of six who also is the director of business development for pencil-maker Dixon Ticonderoga. Sharpen your No. 2s on that one. Corso also travels with two deputies for protection. "They never forget what you've said," Corso said. "Auburn's a perfect example. About 10 years ago, I picked Fresno State to upset Auburn in the opener. Auburn beat them 62 to nothing. And to this day, they'll walk up to me and say, 'Yo, sweetheart! How's Fresno State doing?' " In another move to protect Corso, ESPN is now taking away signs attacking the former coach. The segment premieres Tuesday night.
Posted by dawizofodds at 3:00 AM