Move over Ron Jaworski, another colleague made an “uh oh”. ESPN College Gameday’s Lee Corso issued an apology for using an “expletive” shortly after their pregame show ended on Saturday.
Corso, a guy known for his emotions and character, allowed it to get the best of him when he gave his pick for the SMU-Houston game. After getting fed up with a horn he was attempting to blow, Corso said, “F*ck it.” He followed that up by putting on the Cougars’ mascot head.
It was one of those situations where you say, “Wait, what did he just say,” while in the midst of rewinding the footage. What gave it away even more – it was easily understood – was how his partners said, “Glad there is a delay,” and simply by their reactions.
You know something big happened if it is instantly trending on Twitter. In today’s technology age, not even a simple mistake let alone a colossal error will be overlooked by social media. It didn’t take more than a few minutes to blow up on Facebook and Twitter.
Corso seems like a respectable guy but people must realize that mistakes do happen. Corso has made mistakes before. It doesn’t matter if it is at the professional level, college level or high school level – it will happen occasionally. You get the feeling that Corso feels pretty bad about what happened. I’m sure he won’t allow it occur again.
You can’t watch this without laughing. ESPN won’t be laughing, however, after the FCC gets in touch.