ESPN Moves To Extend Popular
CFB Show To Three Hours
One Great Season
ESPN made a great decision and announced Monday that the best program on its family of channels will expand from two to three hours.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 4, "College Gameday" will kick off at 9 a.m. ET on ESPNU, before the popular show moves over to ESPN at 10 a.m. ET. It's assumed, but not confirmed, that the familiar Big & Rich video will open the 9 a.m. hour, but I doubt there'd be any complaints if ESPN played the anthem at the top of each hour. This video gets many college football fans out of bed on Saturday mornings in the fall, and is really the only time you'd ever want a country act to announce it's coming to your city.
In another smart Disney move, popular sideline reporter Erin Andrews will join the GameDay crew on Saturday mornings. Here's to hoping she might down a few cheeseburgers between now and then; her turn on "Dancing With The Stars" appeared to have turned her into an aspiring Hollywood anorexic.
For those scoring at home, host Chris Fowler has the best job in television, analyst Kirk Herbstreit is the best at his job, Desmond Howard has become a pretty likable on-air personality and everybody loves Andrews. Surprised it's taken this long to adopt the three-hour format.