It's Official: Desmond Howard to Ruin College Gameday

Buckeye CommentarySenior Analyst IAugust 28, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  NFL player Desmond Howard attends the 'Power Of The Game' after party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel during the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

The first sign that Gameday was deteriorating was, undoubtedly, when Nick Lachey appeared and did this.  But one could view that as an isolated indiscretion.  After all, that was a correctable, one-off event.

Now, however, something far more insidious is taking place:

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And then, there is this gut-wrenching announcement:

The song, “This is Our Moment,” captures the passion and dedication of the players to perform at the highest level each week with the understanding that every game counts.

It will be used during game and studio telecasts and during promotions of upcoming programs and show elements across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN360.com, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN International. On select occasions, the song will be accompanied by a video montage of Chesney performing at a recent concert, along with college football highlights.

If that was not awful enough, the Big & Rich traveshamockery reveals that Desmond Howard is now a full-fledged member of the Gameday crew.  Ick.

I could go on but I will proxy my disdain to Orson and Hinton.

[HT: Doc]