Fresh off his appearance as "Sex Idiot" on 30 Rock, Ryan Lochte had the honor of being College Gameday's celebrity picker.
Lochte, to the surprise of many including the Gameday guys, bucked his interview history and actually strung together a variety words to form coherent sentences and actually sounded knowledgeable in his picks.
But every minute of Lochte talking on live television is like a game of Jenga. The longer it goes without incident, the more you are pushing your luck. Unfortunately for Lochte, his answer for picking a winner for LSU vs. Texas A&M wielded a very odd answer.
I love how Chris Fowler dives in there like a high school algebra tutor trying to guide Lochte to the right answer in his notes. The SEC again continues the tradition started by Forrest Gump of churning out fast famous athletes who can be awkward socially.
In the end, Lochte appeared on two popular television programs this week and it seems that his 15 minutes of fame will never end. Oddly I'm okay with that.
@awfulannouncing Lochte was just thinking about Swimming. Auburn did beat LSU on Saturday. Guess he forgot he was picking a FB game:-)
@awfulannouncing Not sure what's worse: that he picked Auburn when they weren't playing, or that he ACTUALLY thought Auburn would beat A&M!
highlight from my weekend #weak "@awfulannouncing Ryan Lochte picked Auburn to win the LSU/A&M game on College Gameday http://t.co/XOi9V6DF
@awfulannouncing The stoic expressions of Herbstreit and Corso were the best part of the whole thing. I would have just laughed
@joiethefirst are you being passive aggressive or just mad at yourself for being attracted to someone so dumb? #eitherwayleavedirkalone
I watched this whole debacle live, and it was very clear to me that he was just reading off a script so he didn't look like an idiot. He kept glancing down at the notes in front of him. This was confirmed when he chose Auburn to win a game they weren't even in. He was just reading down the sheet, not even paying attention to what was being said.