Gameday will be covering Bama vs SoCar

Submitted by joelrodz on October 3rd, 2010 at 11:14 AM

The Alabama vs South Carolina game. Just read it on twitter. That blows...

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MGoPHILLY

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:18 AM ^

Not that I really care, but I do think that Gameday's decision is pretty surprising.  Big Rivarly game btw two undefeated and ranked teams, but whatever.

rayfrom19

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:19 AM ^

Conspiracy theory -  Seems pretty clear that there is an SEC-bias with ESPN.  How in the world can that game be the featured game.  ESPN just entered into a major broadcasting relationship with the SEC – they are going to do everything to promote them over the Big Ten.

tdeshetler

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:23 AM ^

Stop making this personal. Doesn't have anything to do with the game. Herbie calls the night game, which facilitates the need for gameday to be in the same area. That's the only reason.

Bleedin9Blue

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:50 AM ^

That's at OSU, Gameday tries not to visit the same campus twice but they don't mind visiting the same team twice in a season.  They could come to Ann Arbor for this game then still be at Columbus for UM-OSU.

Of course, if/when we beat MSU, Gameday might come to Ann Arbor the next week for the Iowa game.  Iowa has a bye this week so we know that they'll be 4-1 coming into Ann Arbor.  Unfortunately, they'll also have been preparing for us for 2 weeks- that'll also be a very tough game.

Nosce Te Ipsum

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:31 AM ^

Putting my Michigan fandom aside this seems like a lateral move at best. Yesterday they talked about Dantonio's heart attack and everything that went along with it (blood clot), Denard is the Heisman front runner doing things that no player has ever done in college football history and both teams are undefeated which you can't say about any of the other games. This is a lame move by them.

goblueUM2012

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:46 AM ^

It's not cool! Literally how many times can you cover one school in half of a season? We get it. Alabama is good. But seriously ESPN try being a little more unbiased. When was the last time Gameday even visited Ann Arbor?

lilpenny1316

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:47 AM ^

While this game is huge in Big Ten country, ESPN and the nation as a whole is more interested in Ala/S. Car.  Alabama is the defending champ with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.  Plus their facing the ol' ball coach and potentially his best USC team.  We are still talking about the top team in the country versus a top 20 or top 15 team at their place.

I can wait for the Gameday crew to interview Denard in NYC before he's awarded the Heisman Trophy!

JClay

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:47 AM ^

A few weeks back they had it in Boise for Oregon state over bama/ark because "game day is supposed to tell the story of whats happening that year in college football and that was boises chance to be on it, and besides Alabama has already been on game day." Then they pass on Denard and Dantonios stories and two teams ranked near the top 15 and in state to cover the SEC again. Sigh.

josejose50

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:50 AM ^

They're probably waiting to do the UM - ND night game next year. It has to be the ABC night game so it will only make sense for them. 

I also think they've never really been excited to return to A2 since the multiple visits for the '97 season. 

EGD

October 3rd, 2010 at 11:51 AM ^

I am actually a bit relieved.  I haven't watched Gameday all year, because although it used to be a good show, it has "jumped the shark" and now sucks.  But if they went to A2, I would feel compelled to actually watch it.

buckeyeh8er

October 3rd, 2010 at 12:02 PM ^

Because I live about a hour outside of Univ. of South Carolina I think I am going to go to the college gameday and am thinking I should do a poster board and/or fly the Michigan flag.  Any suggestions on what to put on the posterboard?

Giff4484

October 3rd, 2010 at 12:17 PM ^

Everyone said we sucked. Our QB can't throw and Rich Rod is gone right? Let everyone stay off the bandwagon and let's beat these clowns this week that is what matters.

All I care about is putting lil bro back in their place.

NateVolk

October 3rd, 2010 at 12:35 PM ^

Maybe they didn't want to throw away 30 plus minutes of air time trying to educate viewers outside of Michigan on basics like:

--Michigan State is a FBS program

--Michigan State plays in the Big Ten

--Michigan State went to a Rose Bowl 3 decades ago.

More trouble than it's worth for them. 

 

(I couldn't resist a little fun, but let's be real if this were against a national opponent also undefeated, they'd be coming to AA)

TheOracle6

October 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 PM ^

ESPN and the clear bias of the SEC conference is something that makes me sick to my stomach.  This year the SEC isn't anything to write home about.  It's Bama and everyone else.  They act like Cam Newton is better then Denard because he's in the SEC (which pisses me off beyond belief) Most of all though watching the Alabama and Florida game last night the broadcasters kept saying , "that's the type of play only an SEC athlete can make." Hell South Carolina could have had 3 losses and they probably still would have done this game.