The lifestyle behind sports is what we here at Gamedayr live for. When we heard rumors that both President Obama and Tiger Woods have interest is joining ESPN’s College GameDay set, it sort of worked us all into a tizzy. Could you imagine the Prez kickin’ it on your campus in what would already be an electrified setting with the GameDay crew on hand.
Talk about Gamedayr approved.
In an interview with SI.com’s Richard Deitsch, ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Lee Fitting shares that such a raucous on-campus environment could actually be made a reality.
“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.”
There are some huge games scheduled for the Cardinal this year, as coach David Shaw’s squad hosts UCLA (Oct. 19), Oregon (No. 7) and Notre Dame in its regular season finale (Nov. 30). All three could be considered candidates for the GameDay crew, and bringing Tiger out to Palo Alto during the pre-game festivities would only hype whatever week was eventually chosen even more.
As for Obama?
We can only think of one game fitting for the Leader of the Free World, and that involves a guy who has paid a visit to his place of residence in three of the last four years: Coach Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide looking to avenge last season’s loss to Texas A&M, on Sept. 14 at College Station.
That, college football fans, would make for an atmosphere not to be missed.
[H/T: For The Win]