In the two decades of College GameDay, we may have not seen a funnier moment than this. First, it was a coup for the show to get the ever-so-elusive Bill Murray to appear on the Selection Saturday segment with Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit. He's apparently filming a movie near the Clemson campus where GameDay visited today. Second, Lee Corso dressing in Florida State Seminole garb had to be seen to be believed. And third, all hell broke loose when Murray decided to body slam Corso and pull some wrestling moves to counter his selection of Florida State for tonight's FSU-Clemson game.
Murray gave history lessons and roundabout reasoning for his selections. Corso came back with "Not so fast, Caddyshack" and "Not so fast, Ghostbusters" in response. Murray should be on GameDay every week.
Through it all, it led to one of the crazier moments of this year or any other year, Bill Murray picking up Lee Corso then doing knee drops with the old "stomp on the opponent as you pretend to help him up" trick. Plus he threw the Seminole spear that Corso was planning to stick into the Clemson logo. There was pandemonium on the set. Watch.
Check out the look on Samantha Ponder as Corso walked by.
Ponder tweeted that the whole thing was spontaneous.
Just another typical College GameDay on ESPN. Who knows what will happen next week?
I don't get how everyone from Bob Costas to Tony Kornheiser can lecture us for the past 3 weeks on the Redskins name and then Corso and Murray can perform like this and everything is cool? That's. . .inconsistent.
Funny, I seem to remember it happening a little differently: http://youtu.be/fDTXOjUlXnc
The disrespect for Native Americans in american pop/sports culture is disgusting. If it were African American culture being disrespected (ie, Wahington Redskins) there would be protesting and riots in the streets.
FSU has permission and backing from the Seminoles Tribe! There is no controversy there with the Noles!
@peachyfabulous That doesn't matter, the tribe didn't give Corso permission to dress up like that to make a joke. It is VERY inconsistent. And for the record, I don't care if the name is changed or not. But the media can't their cake and eat it too
@DrakeMallard @UpinSmoKe7886 @peachyfabulous You miss the point. It isn't the use of the FSU mascot. It is Corso doing the equivalent of Native American black face to dress up and play act. In the numerous rants against the name Redskins, I've also heard that using headdresses and pantomiming Native American cultural rituals is just as taboo and offensive.