Neither has the current appeal or perkiness of Katy Perry, but ESPN has reached out to a pair of sports legends as its guest pickers for College GameDay.
Lee Corso, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard and crew are encamped in Tallahassee, where they will be joined by NFL ironman QB Brett Favre and The Kid, MLB icon Ken Griffey, Jr.
The duo will be asked to weigh in on their picks in the battle of unbeatens: No. 2 Florida State and No. 5 Notre Dame. ABC will televise the action on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
Favre, who beat FSU as a member of Southern Mississippi in 1989 and created headlines for sexting former Seminoles student Jenn Sterger when both were New York Jets employees in 2008, and Griffey follow Jonathan Papelbon to the GameDay stage. Last week, the Mississippi State alum was resplendent in his Mississippi State red suit and bulldog in Starkville, a far cry from the lack of decorum he displayed late in the 2014 MLB season.
As ESPN raised the parlor game concerning whom will become the latest addition to GameDay’s guest picker roster, it will be hard-pressed to find the combination of pretty, sass and fun Perry displayed at The Grove on Oct. 4. Among other Perry pearls, her message to fans of the LSU Tigers: let them eat corndogs.