Any college football fan who starts Saturday on the couch knows the morning leads to one thing: Lee Corso making his pick on ESPN’s College GameDay with one team’s headgear.
That tradition turned 20 years old Wednesday.
On Oct. 5, 1996, Corso made his prediction for the Ohio State-Penn State game by wearing the head of Brutus. Watch the video here. It delighted the crowd in Columbus, Ohio, so Corso realized he was onto something – and he hasn’t stopped in two decades.
Corso was correct with his pick, as the No. 3 Buckeyes trounced the No. 4 Nittany Lions, 38-7. Corso has gone on to make more than 250 headgear picks since that day in Columbus, and it’s hard to imagine fall Saturdays without them.
Alabama has been picked the most by Corso with 24, according to ESPN. But the Buckeyes were in second at 20 picks.
Today is the 20th anniversary of Lee Corso's first headgear. The ones he's worn the most…
20: Ohio St
18: Oregon pic.twitter.com/9SzITAEvDQ
— ESPN (@espn) October 5, 2016