I watched this morning’s College Gameday from Gainesville and was pretty disappointed. I absolutely love the college football Gameday and since I am an ever bigger fan of the sport of college basketball, one would assume that this would be right up my alley…..but alas poor Yorick, it is not. Jay Bilas is great in the Herbstreit role (although not as handsome)….Rece Davis is ok as Chris Fowler (but with worse hair) but Digger Phelps is a disaster trying to be Lee Corso. Corso is everything Digger is not….excited, entertaining and most importantly, likeable. Digger thinks that by having a highlighter that matches his tie, we should somehow find him irreverant…..it doesnt work.
Gameday works on football because the buildup to a football game is as great as the game itself. Basketball is about the competition on the court and Gameday just cannot replicate that.
So what will happen tonight? Either Kentucky by 6 or Florida by 18…..and I mean that….