Saturday, December 03, 2005

Behind the Scenes: ESPN's College GameDay

There might not be a more exciting place to be on a Saturday morning than the set of ESPN's College GameDay. The team of Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit are more than just network stars -- they're rock stars. In Los Angeles, where people don't get up before 10 am, a crowd of rabid fans showed up for today's show at the crack of dawn.

Sure, they were excited about today's USC-UCLA game, but they were more excited to see the GameDay crew. Each time Corso or Herbstreit made a gesture toward the crowd or referenced the Trojans, the crowd went wild. And they kept growing, filling the area around the peristyle-end of the historic stadium by the time the show ended at 9 am.

But it was after the show that Fowler, Corso and Herbstreit showed the type of people they are, thanking the crowd for showing up so early in the morning and patiently posing for photos on the GameDay set with a few lucky fans.

Then it was to the Home Depot Bus to catch the start of the Big 12 Championship game. These guys might be rock stars, but they're also big college football fans too.


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