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Athens to Host ‘College GameDay’ on Saturday

Get those signs ready, hooligans: ESPN’s flagship college football program, “College GameDay,” will broadcast from Athens this Saturday, Sept. 28. starting at 9 a.m. No. 9 Georgia takes on No. 6 LSU at Sanford Stadium at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon.

The show, which features talking heads Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and former Georgia linebacker David Pollack, is a network staple known primarily for its feature wherein the hosts (and often a celebrity guest) predict the outcomes of the day’s games. For the final segment, which previews the day’s marquee matchup, Corso famously dons the head of the mascot from whichever team he predicts will win.

This will be the first “GameDay” appearance in Athens since 2008, when Alabama beat Georgia 41–30. To kick off this season, the show was broadcast from Clemson, the site of Georgia’s week 1 matchup. Corso picked the Dawgs; there were puppies involved. That game also ended badly for Georgia.

In fact, UGA’s record in games where it is featured on “GameDay” is a miserable 3–12. But don’t fret, fans: rumors of a “GameDay” curse have been greatly exaggerated.

The exact location of the set hasn’t yet been revealed. Blake and I will be live-blogging the game—and, who knows, maybe some “GameDay” action—right here on Culture Briefs.


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