Lee Corso is an American treasure. He continues to be the gift that keeps on giving as he provides weekly gems on the College GameDay traveling road show. This week in Fargo, Corso gave more evidence as to why he remains an American treasure. Not only was he adorned in a North Dakota State University Bison head along with a baby bison for his patented headgear pick, Corso gave us another gem this week.
In discussing the Deadspin Bo Pelini cursing story, Corso said the Nebraska coach should have used his noodle, but also thought the use of "bitching" was so nice, he decided to use it twice.
The reaction by Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler and Desmond Howard was classic. Fowler said, "You're now on probation for saying that."
It wasn't as bad as his "F" bomb in Houston two years ago that led to an awkward apology, but it shows that whether he's firing off guns or saying Arkansas "shot their wad," ESPN has to remain on high alert that Corso is that bottle of nitroglycerin ready to explode at a moment's notice.
How can they NOT love crazy Grandpa Corso? The show just won't be the same once he retires, although it will still be fantastic.
@awfulannouncing Best part of the show...
@awfulannouncing Would be on Netflix ?
Corso has been a drama queen for years.....he's funny but has been given a free pass. Listen to this rant on an interview a few years ago where he turns a fun radio interview into a disaster.
Unlike most of the announcers that get busted on around here, I don't think anyone is criticizing Lee Corso. If anything I think posts like this are celebrating how much we enjoy Corso (and GameDay as a whole).
I've never commented on this site before (love it by the way, you do great work) but it's time to stop including Corso in the weekly Pammy nominations and stop including him in stories like this. Corso is clearly starting to slip mentally and is 77 years old and has had a stroke. His slip ups are not like Matt Millen, but are often beyond his control. I think it's time to stop ridiculing him as an idiot and realize he is struggling at his age.