ESPN, Erin Andrews and me

Well, it’s not the greatest video ever filmed. And I’m not even a Clemson fan.

But I still had fun Saturday in Atlanta when I decided to open the college football season by venturing into Centennial Olympic Park to get as close as I could to the ESPN GameDay stage. The season opener between Clemson and Alabama at the Georgia Dome drew national attention. And it certainly tripped my thrill meter more than Georgia, my alma mater, taking on Georgia Southern. That’s more like the U.S. vs. Iraq.

So see it from my viewpoint, courtesy YouTube.

Some observations: The presence of sideline announcer Erin Andrews (guaranteed to light up any male audience and search engine) drew the most amusing hoots from the fans. The best: “Erin, you complete me.” Here’s my photo of Erin.

When ESPN’s Lee Corso donned a Tiger head at show’s end, showing his pick, I thought I was gonna get trampled in the boisterous reaction.

From my vantage point, Clemson fans seemed more spirited than those from Alabama. As a former Alabama resident, I’ve always felt that Crimson Tide fans are a bit more reserved. Translation: They expect to win. And on this day, they did, 34-10.


About Steve Burns

I live in the Atlanta area. I also lived for many years in Southern California. I'm into mainstream media, social media, sports, business and politics. I worked for AOL's Patch, but this is my personal blog. I'm on Twitter (@bsteve76), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. See ya 'round!
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