CFB World Reacts to Lee Corso News
Lee Corso, sports broadcaster on College GameDay, was moved to tears after a touching tribute aired live on ESPN.
In a heartwarming display of appreciation and admiration, College GameDay honored legendary sports broadcaster Lee Corso during their recent episode. This special tribute brought Corso to tears as he witnessed the recognition of his iconic headgear picks, which have become synonymous with his presence on the show. The live airing of this tribute took place in Boulder, Colorado, during the Colorado-Colorado State game, where the crowd united in a resounding "Corso" chant to express their gratitude.
This momentous occasion marked Corso's 400th headgear pick on College GameDay, a testament to his enduring passion and commitment to the sport. At 88 years old, Corso continues to shine brightly in the world of sports broadcasting, and his unwavering presence on set is a testament to his deep-rooted love for the game.
Reflecting on his journey, Corso shared his immense joy during an interview with Awful Announcing in 2016, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of his first mascot head donning:
"Can you believe it? It's truly remarkable to have such longevity in the television industry. I've been a part of this for about 27 years, and it's simply incredible. But let's not forget, during the most challenging time in my life, ESPN was there for me. When my stroke affected my speech and I struggled to communicate, they stood by my side and supported me until I regained my voice."
During his heartfelt acknowledgment, Corso expressed gratitude towards his colleagues for their enduring patience and support, as well as those responsible for orchestrating the touching tribute. Above all, he made sure to extend his heartfelt appreciation to ESPN for their unwavering loyalty and dedication throughout his recovery journey.
The college football community resonated with the sentiment of this remarkable tribute, and their reactions were swift and enthusiastic. The outpouring of support and admiration for Corso serves as a testament to his indelible impact on the sport and the lives of countless fans.
In a world where icons come and go, Lee Corso's enduring presence on College GameDay stands as a testament to his remarkable resilience, passion, and unwavering commitment to the game he loves. As he continues to delight viewers with his charismatic personality and iconic headgear picks, Corso's legacy remains firmly etched in the annals of college football history.