Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Fifth Beatle

The 2009/ 2010 College Football season is starting right here on my T.V.---- in my living room!
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I am sitting on my reclining chair, watching the Gamecocks play the Wolfpack. Just excited as can be, like a 6 year old kid at 7 am on Christmas day.
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Jesse Palmer the ex-Gator, ex- Giant, ex-Bachelor contestant, is doing the color commentary for me.
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(Jesse Palmer being all bachelor like)
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Of course its not just our favorite Canadian Ex-Gator-Ex-Giant-Ex-Bachelor doing the color commentary in Jesse Palmer, but it is a dual commentary situation as "CRAIG JAMES"- He of the many nicknames is mixing in some analysis as well. Craig was part of the duo at SMU that they called the Pony Express. The pony express was just an awesome nickname when considering a platoon situation at running back.
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In addition to being part of the Pony Express, James is also the last caucasion running back to have over 1000 yards in an NFL season and thus he is often referred to as the great white hope.
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James was also the Original Kirk Herbstreit on College Game Day, when that show first started.
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Many people may not remember, but Herbstreit was Lou Gehrig to Craig Jame's Wally Pip, except Craig didn't get hurt or anything to give Herbstreit the opportunity, he just thought he was bigger then ESPN and the College Game day show itself. He bet on that, and found out he wasn't after all. He continues to do analyst work now, even back at ESPN, but back in the day, he just thought he would go pull the same thing off at CBS.

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As Lee Corso might say: "NOT SO FAST CRAIGY..."
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College gameday was the first pre-game show devoted to College Football as a whole, and is now as much a part of a Saturday Morning during the fall, as McDonalds Egg McMuffins are required eating as you head your way down to the tailgate site.
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Its Like James was the FIFTH BEATLE but because he wasn't aloud to sing lead vocals he quit before College Game Day blew up into the institution it is now.
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11 comments:

The Charming Hedonist said...

Back in my early days of college, this Jesse Palmer was still at UF. I went down to Gainesville to visit a good friend who was in school there. My friend worked with the Athletics Department and knew a bunch of the guys on the football team. We ended up at a party with Rex Grossman and Jeff Chandler, who we thought partied like rock stars. JP showed up and put them both to shame. It was awesome.


That’s the ONLY time a Gator football player has impressed me.

Bill From Gainesville said...

HEDO --- Deep down I know you LOVE you some Gators!

Bill From Gainesville said...

HEDO --- Deep down I know you LOVE you some Gators!

Bill From Gainesville said...

HEDO --- Deep down I know you LOVE you some Gators!

Bill From Gainesville said...

HEDO --- Deep down I know you LOVE you some Gators!

Bill From Gainesville said...

HEDO --- Deep down I know you LOVE you some Gators!

Bill From Gainesville said...

HEDO --- Deep down I know you LOVE you some Gators!

The Charming Hedonist said...

Happy College Football Season to you too.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Hedo -- did not see it but heard about the disapointing opener for the bulldogs today. I always root for SEC schools and it put a tiny damper on an otherwise outstanding day of college football... I will live and all but still...

Native Minnow said...

I can't believe football season is already here. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I can't believe football season is already here.

The Charming Hedonist said...

Ooooh, and it hurt too. Granted, half our team has Swine Flu, but still, they should have manned up. After all, this is football. Crying about things may work for Timmy, but it won't fly in Georgia!