Corso and ESPN Reach Two Year Deal

October 26, 2012 at 5:31p    by Chris Lauderback    


cajunbuckeye's picture

One of these day's, Lee is going to fall and break a hip. I really think having him on the set raises some safety concerns.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

dja.ohio's picture

I think Herbie crosses a line being touchy-feely with a stroke-addled senior citizen.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Two more years of "Closer than the experts predict"

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Menexenus's picture

"Not so fast, my friend!"  I admit that I am fond of Lee Corso, but let's all face it: he's way past his prime.  I'm surprised to hear that ESPN extended his contract.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

LouGroza's picture

I feel sorry for the guy when they give him more than two sentences. I always turn the channel when either he or Desmond start talking. Life is too short.

jestertcf's picture

It's not that he's good. It's that there is no replacement readily available.
Can we get a Ryen Russilo please?

~Because we couldn't go for three~

johnblairgobucks's picture

umm, Russilo........ The SEC lovin, Big 10 is boring, nothing is cool unless I think it is, Robin to Van Pelt's radio Batman???
IMO he is a:

jestertcf's picture

yes he is all of those, and it is easy to hate on the Big 10 this year, as it is a dumpster fire.
However (comma) I do like his veiled sarcasm, and wit.
He has a wealth of knowlege and puts the work in, also i am tired of schtick and the three stooges this show has become.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

johnblairgobucks's picture

Russillo hasn't been hating on the Big 10/OSU just this year, his snarky/veiled sarcasm has gone back many years.  I recall distinctly having issue with Jim Tressel and OSU, because, as he put it:
         when we (ESPN) go to all these campuses, they always hook us up with free cool stuff, but when we go to a certain Big10 campus they act like they are doing us a favor by letting us do our show there, and they make it hard to get interviews with their players and coaches, plus we never get any stuff.
back in that time, roughly 4 years ago, ESPN was really only going to OSU and PSU, because Michig@n was struggling with Rich Rod.  Russillo never had much snarkyness with PSU back then, but OSU, he sure as hell did.
He has said watching OSU this year was like looking at a knee scab... really?
I get a chance to listen to the radio a bunch, while at work, and for the most part, I'll listen to a Sports Radio Station, instead of music.  Had many opportunities to hear Russillo give his opinion, and the guy is a petty, no skill hack.... JMO.

Matthew's picture

Ahhh, FUCK IT.

Class of 2010

Chris Lauderback's picture

Haha! I forgot about that slip of the tongue. Awesome. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

The downvoter clearly doesn't get the joke.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Alhan's picture

Anyone else want to yell "no touching" like the guards in Arrested Development when they see this on Gameday? :-)

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Doc's picture

Corso is at least entertaining unlike some others on that set.

I'm hiding baby and I'm dreaming
I'm riding down your moonlight mile

johnblairgobucks's picture

anyone know Corso's prediction accuracy with his mascot head?

Poison nuts's picture

He's pretty good - like 70% or so..

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

SPreston2001's picture

I actually like Corso! He's entertaining! Glad the old guy will be around for another two years! And the "Ahh Fuck It!" was classic!!!! Lol 

klfeck's picture

Corso is by far the best part about the show. He is funny, entertaining and knowledgable. I'm not sure how well the show will do when he lis gone. And BTW, he is a better speaker post stroke that Desmond will ever be.



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