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The ESPN GameDay Disrespect Continues …




By FITSNews  ||  Apparently ESPN was unable to find a South Carolinian of suitable import to feature on its College GameDay program.  And so Gamecock football fans wound up with country singer (and University of Tennessee supporter) Kenny Chesney as the “hometown” guest picker for this week’s edition of the popular college football show at the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe campus.

Just when you thought the GameDay humiliation couldn’t be more complete, though, along comes the talented and lovely Brandi Mills with a shocking tweet.

Brace yourselves, people.  Because this is one of those “oh, the humanity!” moments.

Not content with the Chesney indignity, ESPN decided to rub a little salt in the wound by running a promo for South Carolina’s GameDay program on Thursday.  The only problem is they got the wrong school.

Here’s a screen grab …

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Ummmmm …

“That’s Tillman Hall, on the campus of Clemson University, which is not the University of South Carolina and is not in Columbia,” the website Deadspin  noted.

Well, yeah … but this is worse than merely getting it wrong: Clemson has been the University of South Carolina’s arch-rival for the last 100-plus years!

Seriously … what’s next?

Will all four of the show’s analysts agree with Clemson defensive back Vic Beasley‘s assessment that he’s a “better player” than former Gamecock all-American Jadeveon Clowney?

Starring Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard, College GameDay airs at 9:00 a.m. EDT on ESPN.  This is the show’s seventh appearance in Columbia.  GameDay has been to Clemson three times – including twice during the 2013 season.

Anyway, for those of you who care about the game, No. 13/15 South Carolina (3-1, 2-1 SEC) hosts unranked Missouri (3-1, 0-0 SEC) at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in downtown Columbia, S.C.  NOT  Clemson.  Head coach Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks – who needed a miracle to beat then-No. 5 Missouri on the road last year – enter the contest as five-point favorites.


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