When fans think about College Football, very rarely, if it all, do they think about New York City. But college football fans will be forced to do so when they tune into College GameDay.
The popular pregame show announced that for the first time, it would be headed to New York City. Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and the gang will broadcast live from Times Square on Sept. 23.
Needless to say, fans weren’t all that thrilled with the decision to head to the big apple, especially with games like Washington at Colorado, Penn State at Iowa and TCU at Oklahoma State on the schedule.
Columbia's campus is gonna be WILD.
— Biscuits (@wiscoinferno) September 14, 2017
Cheered by seas of invisible Rutgers fans joyous at their Big Ten membership https://t.co/NIrpU4MqXY
— THICC KEN (@edsbs) September 14, 2017
Hey, let's take an event that showcases the passion of college football to the least passionate spot in the country. https://t.co/dFTmgezRxb
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 14, 2017
Translation: "We think the Sept. 23 slate is 🚮🚮🚮🚮." https://t.co/v5aMJvynuL
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 14, 2017
Great gameday vibe in Times Square. Lots of Applebees tailgaters https://t.co/E1FcOohKRB
— Trey Scott (@TreyScott247) September 14, 2017
"Move over, Alabama, because New York City is the new capital of college football" — food magazines https://t.co/JFuE2mciJ9
— jason 🦃 (@JasonKirkSBN) September 14, 2017
The college football capital of the world! https://t.co/NQ0aXlxtVY
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) September 14, 2017
— Ray Ortega (@RayJOrtega) September 14, 2017
Love "GameDay", but there have been more important football games played in my front yard than in Times Square.
— Mark Packer (@MarkPacker) September 14, 2017
College GameDay has always been willing to try new things and I’m sure the visuals will be spectacular. But part of what makes GameDay so great is the sea of fans crowding around the set. And the best moment of the show, when Corso puts on his headgear, is a little zapped given that there won’t be a big game, or even a game at all, that the show is at. Per the ESPN release, there will still be a head gear pick from Corso.
College GameDay will be broadcasting live from Louisville this Saturday, as Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals take on the No. 3 ranked Clemson Tigers.