Since analyst Lee Corso began making his mascot head predictions on College Gameday in 1996, he has made his prognostications entertaining. Sometimes, the pick is just a football helmet or a mascot head, but a very funny addition has been Corso attempting to fire rifles, pistols or a variation of. Noticeably, this has happened in either Texas or Oklahoma where guns are a part of the culture. Host Chris Fowler and fellow analyst Kirk Herbstreit flinch and attempt to dive for cover.
We can trace the origin of when Lee first brandished a rifle and go through the years. It lends for some very good entertainment. Let’s start it in 2006 at the Oklahoma-Texas A&M game. Corso and Herbstreit are wearing jockey colors because regular host Chris Fowler was at the Breeders Cup for ESPN and sitting in for him was Rece Davis. Lee took out the rifle, but it didn’t work.
So it took a couple of years, but Corso got another opportunity at the 2008 Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma. This time, the rifle worked. Ignore the rest of the video after Lee fires off the rifle.
Let’s move forward to November of 2008, former Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight joined the College Gameday crew for the Texas-Texas Tech game and Lee Corso takes the Red Raiders and fires off two guns in the process. Hilarious.
A couple of weeks later, Lee picked the Sooners against Texas A&M and again tried to fire off a couple of rifles. You could see that Chris Fowler was very scared.
That was it for the guns in 2008, but they came back on Saturday for the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, Lee fired off a six shooter and we do mean six shots. Desmond Howard got his first taste of the weapons up close and Herbstreit was ducking as you can plainly see.
Amazing stuff. College Gameday is the only show that provides you with explosive commentary like that. You can’t get guns on a pregame show anywhere else.
And that concludes the Videos of the Week.