Is it me or is ESPN College Gameday bordering on the unwatchable now?
Shills for the same teams and players over and over and over.
Yeah, but it's college football.
The last few years they have been getting worse and worse. Now they are doing a bit on the quarterback for Texas.......seriously.....let the kid play and then tell us how great he is. Instead they are going to tell us how great he is and hope to hell he lives up to their hype.
Obviously people have their own taste and that's completely fine. But despite the fact that there are several problems with the show now: 1- Erin Andrews contractually forced shoehorning into greater show presence, 2- Sadly, Lee Corso's increasing inability to present coherent thoughts, and in a minor way for me, some of the critiques others have, this morning all I could think of was I can't wait for College Gameday to come on. If I wasn't home right now I'd be taping it. IMO Chris Fowler is probably the best college football media guy on TV, so I'm still a fan.
...now, not so much; this is the problem.
You can't make anecdotal analysis of every game watchable.
Versus human interest stories and all that. It's gotten to be like the Olympics. I would assume that consumers of deep football analysis would seek it in niche media, i.e. on sites like this, more than on a mass-market TV show.
I'm having the equivalent of a nicotine fit for college football, but I just can't turn on Gameday.
As long as they end up running a story on Brock soon, it'll be worth it. I'm a bit tired of all this Texas/Florida/Bama drool though
It really is painful... 4 hours 27 minutes... Go Blue!
You can win. Its good for that and that my friends is about it. I just got to the golf course and I'm pumped. Everyone have a great day and go Blue!
I'm not sure I've learned anything in the past 70 minutes. How can a two hour show feel so empty?
Have no problem with Gameday. Best way to get hyped up for the day's games, get a little preview, and Erin Andrews
but it's pretty terrible. It will be hard to look myself in the mirror after watching this garbage.
I'm guessing that's status quo with that mug?
there was ESPN College Gameday. It's irrevelant and the worst thing about Saturdays in the fall. As a sidenote, why the hell would I care about watching the Big Ten Network talk about Nebraska...on this Saturday morning? We have 8 months to talk about them.
It definitely has gotten worse. I used to record it if I couldn't watch it live. Now I would never do that but I still do watch it when I'm home.
What I want to know is, did anyone watch the first hour at 9 am on ESPNU? I didn't because I didn't think I got ESPNU with Charter Basic, but I flipped to 302 during the last commercial and apparently I do have the channel. Was it anything other than watching Erin Andrews for an hour?
Fuck this Meyer story
I agree it has gone down hill a bit but I still absolutely love it. There is just something about waking up and watching Gameday on a Saturday morning to get ready for a day full of the best sport on earth.
On a side note Urban Meyer is a fraud and I hate him!
It should be a little more watchable once we start winning again. WTKA is streaming countdown to kick off, thats what I'm doing to pass the time. Go Blue!
were much much better.
2 hours is just too much time, that ends up being filled with fluff.
When it was an hour, I paid attention to the whole thing.
Now, there is so much filler that I walk away from segments. I often forget to come back . . . "damn, I missed the rest of game day. Oh well whatever".
How many times can they show Alabama and Florida. Wow, I just saw a Mich sign. Go Blue.
This whiparound thing is alright. Better than gameday, at least they don't keep going back to Meyer and Saban
Thanks, going to DVR the rest and wait for Brock. Same old story lines on ESPN.
I always set the DVR and don't start watching GameDay until about an hour into it. Then I skip all the crap and always catch up to real time before the show is over!
Just be glad you have ESPN in the first place. Count your blessings.
Wait so what is the deal with Masoli? Fowler got me all confused. I think he was just wrong.
Masoli is eligible this year. Not sure if he will play this week.
Robert Smith and the CFB crew on Sportscenter (ESPN2) just did a UM v UConn preview highlighting the potential matchup of the UConn running back against Obi Ezeh.
That ND piece was depressing.
Depressing? Only if you're a ND fan imo. I found it to be rich with tasty, tasty schadenfreude....
The ND piece was great. "Frustration Jesus hear my prayers". Best Gameday line ever.
That Notre Dame story just made me throw up a little. I guess this means I have more room for hot dogs today! WOOOOOOOOOOO
are good others are terrible. I was able to watch the first hour, had to turn it off during the Urban Meyer puff piece.
They're talking about the UM UConn game now
Turn it on
Finally they talk Michigan-UConn. WTF? Who here wants Edsall? Anyone? According to Fowler, "Edsall is high on the wishlist of Michigan fans should RichRod fail"
My thoughts exactly. When has he ever been in talks or on our list of favorites for this job?
RR on now! Same old questions, same ol answers
Herbstreit appears to be picking Uconn
Fuck you boss
I migjt end up watching that school in East Lansing's game if this keeps up
Corso takes our side. Yay? "Michigan wins because they can stop the run now"
Corso took Michigan because Herbie chose UCONN and he wanted to say Not So Fast My Friend
Corso seriously anymore, or rather in about 6 years
So assuming this LSU-UNC segment takes five or so minutes, it looks like they won't be running a Brock segment. But I'm sure most Americans prefer watching segments on Bama struggling with motivation following a championship than an inspirational story of a man who never gave up and overcame the 1% chance he walks again.
I have missed some ESPN Gamedays. Have they ever done a story on Brock? That's a story that they usually do. At least in the NYC area, the game is on ABC and no game before that, so maybe they will have some of the pre-game on.
They did a story on Outside the Lines, but that was a while ago and before RichRod challenged Brock to lead the team out.
Well, it is an amazing story and I love it. The problem is that it's not about a player or even a recruit. I'm not too surprised that they didn't show anything about it. Hopefully it will get more air time on ABC and the actual game broadcast.
I can be wrong on this, but I think they like to drop an emotional story that has something to do with the football program. Doesnt have to be about a recruit or a player directly. And a player is related to the story.
Also, not only a player, but the entire coaching staff, and really the whole team who've encouraged him along the way. These are the kinds of stories they normally run.
Feeling sorry for Corso... he's really struggling to articulate his thoughts at times. Hasn't been the same since that stroke. Makes for some real awkward moments. Seems like Herbie and Fowler would be a little quicker to bail him out when he's having trouble.
than Lou Holtschz.
Chris: "What Was I Thinking" about Mich Year 2
I really care what Big Boi has to say
I heart Big Boi
No, it's not. I'm already sick of it.
Ok. Corso and Big Boi from Outkast are cool. Screw Herbie
BIG BOIIIIIIIII got our back!
I don't like these guest picker segments...last year they had Amanda Beard picking and she knew nothing about football and was simply throwing teams out there
At least Big Boi is showing a little football knowledge
This is the first Saturday I actually found myself watching the BTN's gameday analysis over ESPN's.
What it comes down to is, I can tolerate shilling for Rotel over Home Depot.
1) to watch Mr. Heisman be legit and 2) watch Herbstriet make a fool out of himself
On a sidenote, Desmond is just a classy analyst regardless of my bias for Michigan Men. He is very unbiased and gives the straight facts.