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There's No Cheering In The Pressbox, So ESPN's Lee Corso Went Down To The Sidelines

Lee Corso's College GameDay schtick has for decades been his end-of-show prognostication of the day's feature game—usually involving his favored team's mascot. (Today he picked the hometown Gators to beat South Carolina, and even brought a baby alligator to the set.) But we mostly assumed his interest in the game was all part of the show, and that he didn't actually have a personal stake in the outcome.

It would seem we were mistaken, as Corso's visibly excited on the sidelines after Florida recovered a fumble on a kickoff and nearly ran it into the end zone. The scandal, though, isn't that he's cheering for Florida as an ESPN employee; it's that he's cheering for the Gators as a Florida State alumnus. [CBS]

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