Shama: ESPN GameDay Odds Heavy for Gophers

BleedGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
51,480
Reaction score
1,608
Points
113
per Shama:

Next Sunday ESPN could announce its prestigious college football GameDay show will originate in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 24 for the Minnesota-Michigan game at TCF Bank Stadium. Sources report the game is under consideration by ESPN.

The odds of Minnesota hosting the show went up when ESPN announced yesterday its crew will be in Tuscaloosa for the Alabama-Georgia game this Saturday. The Alabama game at Tennessee October 24 looks like less competition for the Gophers now that the Volunteers lost to Georgia last weekend—and ESPN will not feature Alabama two weeks in succession.

October 23-24 is the opening weekend for Big Ten football and the conference’s prestige and large TV following will weigh positively on the ESPN decision. The Nebraska-Ohio State game in Columbus October 24 is no longer a rival for the Gophers hosting ESPN because Fox announced its kickoff show will be at Ohio Stadium that day.

A long-shot under consideration for October 24 could be the Cincinnati-SMU game in Dallas. In the latest AP national poll the Bearcats are ranked No. 8 and the Mustangs No. 17. But Minnesota and Michigan are also ranked, with the Gophers at No. 24 and Wolverines at No. 19, and an important American Athletic Conference game doesn’t have the same glitter as a Big Ten offering. On the Big Ten’s opening weekend, this is the conference’s only matchup of top 25 teams.

That’s a compelling factor and so, too, is the historic rivalry between the two programs. Michigan and Minnesota have been playing for possession of the Little Brown Jug since 1909. Considered the most famous of college football rivalry trophies, the Little Brown Jug is a made-for-TV optic with a fascinating storyline. The Gophers haven’t taken possession of the Jug in Minneapolis since 1977, adding extra meaning to the October 24 game.


Go Gophers!!
 

MGGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 22, 2008
Messages
3,866
Reaction score
412
Points
83
per Shama:

Next Sunday ESPN could announce its prestigious college football GameDay show will originate in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 24 for the Minnesota-Michigan game at TCF Bank Stadium. Sources report the game is under consideration by ESPN.

The odds of Minnesota hosting the show went up when ESPN announced yesterday its crew will be in Tuscaloosa for the Alabama-Georgia game this Saturday. The Alabama game at Tennessee October 24 looks like less competition for the Gophers now that the Volunteers lost to Georgia last weekend—and ESPN will not feature Alabama two weeks in succession.

October 23-24 is the opening weekend for Big Ten football and the conference’s prestige and large TV following will weigh positively on the ESPN decision. The Nebraska-Ohio State game in Columbus October 24 is no longer a rival for the Gophers hosting ESPN because Fox announced its kickoff show will be at Ohio Stadium that day.

A long-shot under consideration for October 24 could be the Cincinnati-SMU game in Dallas. In the latest AP national poll the Bearcats are ranked No. 8 and the Mustangs No. 17. But Minnesota and Michigan are also ranked, with the Gophers at No. 24 and Wolverines at No. 19, and an important American Athletic Conference game doesn’t have the same glitter as a Big Ten offering. On the Big Ten’s opening weekend, this is the conference’s only matchup of top 25 teams.

That’s a compelling factor and so, too, is the historic rivalry between the two programs. Michigan and Minnesota have been playing for possession of the Little Brown Jug since 1909. Considered the most famous of college football rivalry trophies, the Little Brown Jug is a made-for-TV optic with a fascinating storyline. The Gophers haven’t taken possession of the Jug in Minneapolis since 1977, adding extra meaning to the October 24 game.

Go Gophers!!
Sources = GH?
 
Joined
Feb 25, 2009
Messages
160
Reaction score
20
Points
18
I’ve checked this post for updates more than I care to admit...we need to avenge ‘03! If we win and Brock uses the F5 on Rick Steiner in his Michigan letterman jacket on Gameday I might finally be able to forgive Greg Hudson.
 

mnsportsgeek

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2010
Messages
12,009
Reaction score
225
Points
63
How is Gameday doing things in Covid? I’ve only caught a few minutes this season but it seemed like it was being done virtually. Or at least Corso was out by his pool at home. Are the rest of them at a location?
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
20,274
Reaction score
1,653
Points
113
How is Gameday doing things in Covid? I’ve only caught a few minutes this season but it seemed like it was being done virtually. Or at least Corso was out by his pool at home. Are the rest of them at a location?
Everyone except Corso is on location. They tend to broadcast the show from a setup inside the stadium...with zero fans. Most of the games (if not all) have been later kickoffs, so there is time for cleanup afterwards.

We have a night game. Plays well into what they've been doing for Gameday this year.
 
Top Bottom