‘College GameDay’ Signs in Athens for Georgia-Arkansas Did Not Disappoint

by Jennifer Shea

The Arkansas Razorbacks took on the Georgia Bulldogs at College GameDay this weekend. But here’s the important question: Which team’s fans had the best signs?

The second-ranked Bulldogs are facing off against the eighth-ranked Razorbacks at Athens, Georgia’s Sanford Stadium today. Georgia’s former offensive line coach, Sam Pittman, is now leading the Arkansas team, according to Dawgs Daily. And he’s engineered quite a turnaround for his new team.

Meanwhile, as the game kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, photos of the best signs were going viral on the Internet.

‘College GameDay’ Signs Run the Gamut

From the goofy to the sincere to the polished to the tinsel-fringed, the best signs showed a lot of thought or effort.

Here’s a collection of the top contenders for best sign:

Florida State fans have it rough this season. One Seminoles fan showed up to Athens to see a winning team, and will likely get what they came for.

Another fan put a new spin on the classic Step Brothers movie poster, featuring the Georgia and Arkansas quarterbacks.

And then we have this fan below, who is looking well beyond football season already.

GameDay fans really got into the signs, too. They responded to photos of the signs with GIFs, emoticons, comments and judgments on the signs’ messages.

Choice of Golfer As Guest Picker Signals Sport Is Back in ESPN’s Good Graces

Georgia Bulldog Harris English, who helped the U.S. Ryder Cup team coast to victory over Team Europe last weekend, was selected as a guest picker this time around, per USA Today.

His selection may signal a more prominent role for golf on ESPN, which recently agreed to a nine-year digital rights deal with the PGA Tour. The deal should allow ESPN to gain a wider audience and broadcast more video content.

“Think about the Tour being promoted on ESPN and their digital families, which is north of 50 million unique viewers from what we have today,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said when the news was announced.

ESPN has a track record of ignoring sports it lacks a financial reason to boost. So that deal combined with the newly raised profile of golfers on the network suggest ESPN has seen the light when it comes to golf, and will find ways to incorporate the sport even into SEC football games.