Is Gameday still watchable?

Submitted by winterblue75 on September 4th, 2010 at 11:01 AM

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.

Comments

njv5352

September 4th, 2010 at 11:05 AM ^

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.

wolverine1987

September 4th, 2010 at 11:53 AM ^

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.

bleednblue

September 4th, 2010 at 2:31 PM ^

The focus is more on the "truth and rumors side" (sorry SI) of the game.  Did anyone hear Corso say how Brian Kelly reminds him of Ara Parseghian?  Really Lee?  Kelly hasn't even coached one game at for the Irish and already you're putting him in the same category as one of the greatest Irish coaches....ever?  That comment is a microcosim of what College Gameday is. 

ggoodness56

September 4th, 2010 at 11:13 AM ^

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.

Jeff

September 4th, 2010 at 11:13 AM ^

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?

Gameday

September 4th, 2010 at 11:15 AM ^

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!

Enjoy Life

September 4th, 2010 at 11:23 AM ^

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!

AZBlue

September 4th, 2010 at 11:26 AM ^

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.

DGDestroys

September 4th, 2010 at 11:43 AM ^

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.