UPDATE: Beginning Monday, October 15, you will be able to find the best GameDay signs on BestGameDaySigns.com.
After experiencing ESPN’s College GameDay live for the first time before the Oregon-Cal game, I’m now hooked on trying to decipher the best and most creative signs to appear on the broadcast.
This week Chris, Lee, and Kirk were in Baton Rouge, La. for the LSU-Florida game. Overall, the signs were no where near as clever, funny, or creative as the signs at the Oregon-Cal game. But there were some pretty good ones. And even though I was born in Louisiana, I don’t think I caught all of the cultural references and nuances. But I think I got most of them.
So, here we geaux.
“Tebow Wears Jorts.” Don’t know what “Jorts” are? Jean shorts. And you’ve been warned.
“Do you smell corndogs?”. This is a bit of a joke amongst SEC fans that LSU fans smell like corndogs. But don’t ask them about it because they don’t take too kindly to it.
“Lou Holtz is a magician”. Lou Holtz for Prethadent? Now this? He might be. But I think it’s more like “Lou Holtz is a madisthan”.
“Nick Saban – Liar Liar”. Still bitter in Baton Rouge. And East Lansing. And Miami.
“ESPN – Knarfle the Garthok”. Should be “Gnarfle the Garthak”. Kind of an ugly phrase. Literally. Also a reference to the Coneheads. Not very game specific, but I was curious.
“Tony Joiner Stole My Car”. This sign is a kissin’ cousin to “O.J. Stole My Tickets” and “O.J. Stole My Other Sign” signs. But Tony is nowhere near O.J.’s league.
“Mangino’s Front Butt Sez: I’m A Man! I’m 40!”. First, Tommy Boy might say that University of Kansas Head Football Coach Mark Mangino has a bit of a weight problem. Second, “I’m A Man! I’m 40” is referring to Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy. And could there be a Sally O’Malley reference in there? Possibly.
The Washinton State flag. It’s hard to make out, but that’s it. Duck fans, please Coug that flag this weekend. It’s got to stop. And now as good a time as any.
Were there other good signs? There were some that were OK. But not a lot. Lot’s of “Tebow This” and “Geaux” or “Bleaux” that. Overall, the numbers and quality did not match GameDay at Autzen Stadium. Sorry, Tigers.
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