5 Things You Shouldn't Do When ESPN's GameDay Visits UH

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This stopped being funny 200-plus episodes ago.
It's a big deal that ESPN's traveling college-football preview show GameDay is posting up at the University of Houston's Cullen Circle in advance of the Cougars' game against the SMU Mustangs. (Who saw this coming, especially after quarterback Case Keenum tore up his knee last season?)

In order to represent our awesome city of Houston in a positive manner, it's imperative that you don't do these dum-dum things when the show begins to air live from the UH campus on ESPNU at 8 a.m. Saturday.

5. Don't sexually harass Erin Andrews
Yes, she's a babe, but she's also a solid sideline reporter who doesn't want to have anything to do with your pervy, sat-on-the-bench-in-high-school behind.

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Erin Andrews: Look but please don't touch.
4. Don't weep during Tom Rinaldi's human-interest piece
About halfway through each show, ESPN reporter Rinaldi unveils his human interest story of the week that has a connection to one of the teams. Most of the time, the piece is really lame. However, when it's actually decent, the tinkling piano and minor-key violins, which appear when the subject endures some sort of tragedy, make the story soooo over the top cornball.

3. Don't give the guy waving the Washington State flag the business
Since October 2003, "Coug Flag" has flown high and visible behind the GameDay crew for all in TV land to see. As the flag's name suggests, WSU's mascot is also the Cougars, which may peeve off UH fans. Just deal with it and admire the ritual from a school that doesn't have a whole lot of tradition to celebrate. (Hey, kind of like UH!)

2. Don't cheer Lee Corso's "headgear pick"
Show co-host Corso punctuates the end of every show with which team he thinks is going to win the game. This includes the 76-year-old broadcaster donning mascot headgear on his dome piece and acting a fool. It's become the show's signature move, one that needs to go away, but will never if you encourage this buffoonery.


1. Don't expect GameDay to return

Wave your "Case Keenum for Heisman" sign until your arm falls off because this is most likely the only chance that GameDay will visit the Third Ward campus for a long time, if ever. Sad but true, we're afraid.


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23 comments
GlenW
GlenW

Haters: Overall, coverage of the Houston Cougars is POSITIVE from the HP. Read up on it and you will see. Will you be at Robertson Stadium on Saturday????Eat 'em up \n//

MadMac
MadMac

Wow. All these high minded critics of the article and author-- I gotta wonder if they couldn't find another source of entertainment at work, like puzzles or knitting, or kittie blogs? As for the cold water/negativity/lack of support, it's HOUSTON. How long y'all been here?

We're the Oakland/Detroit/Milwaukee of Texas. Which means we, Houston and UH, (class of '97, BTW) are NOT the state darlings. That's one of the perks of living here and thank God it's not Dallas. 

iamaverb
iamaverb

Throw a little cold water on the city. Typical and so predictable.

Bjorndude22
Bjorndude22

Steve Jansen, you're a dumb ass! You should give up on life.. And definitely quit writing because your writing is complete shit!

Thanks, and GO COOGS!

Guest
Guest

Dear Steve Jansen,

Im gonna make this short and sweet. You are a NF GDI pussy creep fuck. Your articles suck dick like you.

Guest
Guest

Steve, This article is complete BS. thanks for supporting UH. If college gameday never comes back to UH, it's because of "fans" like you.

Robert Guerrero
Robert Guerrero

This is a really poorly written piece. What did you forget you had a deadline and threw this together in five minutes? Im just going to overlook your anti-Houston bias and not point out all the things that are wrong on here. 

LonghornsSUCK
LonghornsSUCK

Wow, did Rich Lord and Josh Anus write this article? You'd think so, given the obvious Texas LongWHORN biases.. you aren't subtle at all, you scrubs. Give UH some respect for once and quit trying to denigrate it to promote your pathetic little burnt orange agendas.

Tehanna
Tehanna

don't cheer the head gear selection? Well uh that's an interesting take. What would you have him do steve? Tweet it out instead?

Misterjoe45
Misterjoe45

What a crappy article. This is really your job?

Watch
Watch

Oh, WSU's lack of tradition.http://thecoug.com/wsu-traditi...

Mom's weekendhttp://momsweekend.wsu.edu/his...

Dad's weekendhttp://studentinvolvement.wsu....

Homecominghttp://seb.wsu.edu/seb_special...

The Bellhttp://seniors.wsu.edu/default...

Apple Cup"google it"

Football events are traditionalhttp://football-weekends.wsu.e...

The cannon is back.Listen for it when the cougs make a touchdown in their turf.

The legendary fight song. Can be found in the movie, Volunteers.

And the well known coug flag.

Scott218
Scott218

Things to do:

1. Hold signs in the background declaring "Corso is a douche"2. Convince Corso that the U of H hand sign really IS "the shocker"3. Declare Erin Andrews an honorary "Cougar"4. Plead on national TV for the Texans to draft Case Keenum.

Watch
Watch

At sporting events, the campus rallies around Shasta, UH's cougar mascot. Between 1947 and 1989, five live cougars served as mascots; since Shasta V's death in 1989, costumed students have carried on the tradition.http://uh.edu/about/history/tr...

The story of football player Butch Meeker, for whom the WSU Cougar mascot is named, noted in 1926.http://university-relations.ws...jjjames is right.

Jocinbox
Jocinbox

This reporter has a jaded outlook for U of H, so I do not put a lot faith in his article.

Craigley
Craigley

Typical HP negativity re. #1.

No wonder you are stuck "writing" (used in quotes for a reason) for the HP.

jjjames
jjjames

travia note: UH Cougars are somewhat named after the Washington State Cougars

iamaverb
iamaverb

Tailgating and Game. It will be another Air Force over Baghdad kind of game, with Case dropping bombs all over the field.  

iamaverb
iamaverb

Probably lived here longer than you. I travel the country quite a bit and always make it a point to read the alternative newspapers associated with the Village Voice, the owner of the Houston Press to get a feel for the city. Denver, L.A., Twin Cities, Dallas, South Florida.  Unequivocally the HP is the only one of the group that always looks for the negative angle when it comes to our city and state. This editorial directive is just so predictable, and hasn't change in 20 years. It's a shame, really.

Wyatt
Wyatt

"Your articles suck dick like you."

Classy, elevated discourse. Excellent job.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Have you ever read anything on this blog? Half of the college football material is Longhorn-trolling. There's a UT bias, but in the opposite direction of what you're claiming. Perhaps you have a rare case of conceptual dyslexia.

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