Everyone knows that one of the best things or maybe even the best thing about college football is the fans. And for the past 20 years, nothing has given these fans a forum to express their deepest thoughts and convictions like ESPN’s College GameDay. Every week the show broadcasts from a different college campus, and every week the fans go bonkers.
Of course, the best part about the whole show is the signs the fans make and hold up behind behind the on-air personalities while they talk about the big games of the week. They run the gamut from hilarious, to lame, to offensive, to genius, to downright dirty. In other words, they’re amazing. So today we present you with 25 of the best College GameDay signs ever. I can’t say that it’s a comprehensive list, but I can guarantee you’ll have a few laugh, even if you know nothing about college football. So why don’t you take a look?
At least you don't live in Iowa? Yeah, well at least the Hawkeyes weren't fined $60 million and banned from the postseason for 4 years because their legendary coach covered up child molestation.
25. Who's Laughing Now?
Depending on the religious beliefs of the person who made this sign, this could be either an insult or a compliment to the Amherst quarterback. Either way, you can tell this wasn't a D-I college football game by the fact that they call him "the Amherst QB" instead of using his name. (Nobody in America would have gotten the reference.)
24. Insult or compliment?
He may be afraid of the dark, but he's not afraid of the big stage. McCarron was the offensive MVP of the National Championship Game last year.
23. Afraid of the dark
I should think it does burn when Sparky, the ASU mascot, pees. He is a devil, after all.
22. Mascot Insult
In 2008, USC would have been undefeated and had a crack at the National Championship if they hadn't lost to the lowly Oregon State Beavers. Hence the sign.
21. USC Burn
I don't care if Sooners QB Landry Jones is named after legendary Cowboys coach Tom Landry, this sign is still correct. The kid has a goofy name.
20. Poor Landry
If you don't know who Kige Ramsey is, check him out on YouTube. You will not regret it.
19. Tebow has anorexic
Jorts, for you less-cultured readers out there, are jean shorts. They are super classy. That's why Tebow wears them.
18. Tebow Wears Jorts
I don't know about you, but I think it's great when you compare college football to geopolitics and the War on Terror. If Notre Dame beats USC this year, does that make him the Fighting Irish?
17. Geopolitical Analogy
This is what you get when you leave the toughest conference in college football for the Big 10.
16. Urban Meyer Burn
Kirk probably wishes all his critics were this lighthearted. Apparently he had to pack up and move his family out of Columbus because some Buckeyes fans were really, really angry that he was critical of his alma mater. Yikes.
15. Kirk Herbstreit Burn
Hey, you know, not everyone is creative.
Hey, remember back in 2008 when OJ Simpson was convicted of stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint and sentenced to 33 years in prison for murdering his wife 15 years earlier? Yeah, that was great.
13. OJ Stole My Other Sign
Who knew the secret to Nick Saban's success was the shake weight?
12. Saban Uses the Shake Weight
Florida Gators fans were not pleased when former coach Steve Spurrier returned to the NCAA after a brief stint in the NFL and signed on their SEC rivals, the South Carolina Gamecocks. (I'm going to give this guy the benefit of the doubt and assume that whatever is on the front of this sign is right-side up.)
11. Spurrier Burn
Technically, Adam Sandler's Bobby Boucher played for the fictional Louisiana Cougars in The Waterboy, but that hasn't stopped LSU fans from adopting him as their fictional college football cinematic hero.
10. Water Boy vs. Forrest Gump
Which sign do you like better here? "Stoops drives a minivan," or "Bradford doesn't believe in Santa"?
Personally I like the minivan one, because minivans are lame. But really, I like all insults of the Oklahoma Sooners.
9. Two-for-One Special
Yeah, LSU wishes. They definitely didn't control the Tide in the BCS Championship game last year.
8. Funny Because It's False
I guess ethnic minorities probably do stand out a bit at Alabama.
7. Ethnic Identification
Who should be more insulted: (a) Will Muschamp, (b) Nickleback fans, or (c) Nickleback?
I'm going to go with (c) Nickleback.
6. Will Muschamp Burn
What can I say? Obviously this person doesn't think highly of ESPN's on-air personalities.
5. ESPN rules
When Tim Tebow was at Florida it really was the golden age of awesome GameDay signs. Part of me wishes he could have stayed in college forever.
4. Tebow Burn
There were a lot of anti-Corso signs to choose from, but this is without a doubt the best. I'll let you look up what a "merkin" is yourself.
3. Lee Corso Burn
Remember when Hannah Montana was a thing? Well, back then this was hilarious. (To make it more contemporary, you'd just need to replace "Hannah Montana" with "One Direction.")
2. Hannah Montana
As far as I'm concerned, any College GameDay sign that requires me to obscure the image in order to make is SFW is a winner.
1. Tiger Tea Bagging
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