A bit of tid from Richard Deitsch’s sports media column on SI.com:
ESPN’s College GameDay has had its share of famous celebrity pickers — the boldfaced names includes LeBron James, Lance Armstrong, Matt Ryan, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Kenny Chesney, Lolo Jones and (infamously) Ryan Lochte — but this season the program is eyeing two of the most famous people on the planet:
Barack Obama and Tiger Woods.
ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Lee Fitting told SI.com this week that representatives from both the White House and Woods have reached out to express interest in appearing on the show.
“The President has expressed interest and as crazy as it sounds, he might come whenever he can fit in,” said Fitting, who has produced GameDay for the last 10 years. “It sounds crazy to even talk about, I know. Tiger has also expressed interest and we have talked to his agent, Mark Steinberg. He just has to work it into his schedule. We are talking about going to Stanford for it.”
Not sure if Tiger will be any good with predictions, but Obama should do well– he can just read both teams’ game plans before he goes on-air and pretend like that’s not a big deal.
Sounds like a blatant ratings ploy to me. Okay, Obama I can understand, he at least follows sports and would sound moderately intelligent while discussing football. As for Eldrick, I doubt he even knows what football is or has heard of it. Can you imagine the dialogue between that tight-assed dickhead and Lee Corso? That has disaster written all over it.
And Tiger Woods will be offering Samantha Ponder a new Lambo for a taste of that blonde whisker biscuit…
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