ESPN's College GameDay has become as big as college football itself. Some wouldn't consider you a true college football fan unless you wake up bright and early to watch the show every Saturday morning. There is plenty of entertainment, insight, interviews, predictions and special guests to keep everybody entertained.
Speaking of special guests, some of the big names who have appeared on the show include LeBron James, Lance Armstrong and Will Ferrell. That's an impressive list, but none is as iconic as the two names ESPN is considering bringing on board this season.
According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, Tiger Woods and President Barack Obama would like to scratch College GameDay off their bucket lists:
For once, LeBron is no longer good enough. Woods and Obama would be the biggest special guests by far. It doesn't get much better than arguably the best golfer of all time and the most powerful man in the United States of America.
ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Lee Fitting told SI that both legendary figures have shown mutual interest in making this plan happen, per the report.
The President has expressed interest and as crazy as it sounds, he might come whenever he can fit in, said Fitting, who has produced GameDay for the last 10 years. It sounds crazy to even talk about, I know. Tiger has also expressed interest and we have talked to his agent, Mark Steinberg. He just has to work it into his schedule. We are talking about going to Stanford for it.
Obama is likely the only guest for whom ESPN would change the schedule in an instant. Short notice or not, just give the word and America's president will be on your television discussing college football. Obama has always had a passion for sports. He threw out the first pitch of the 2009 MLB All-Star Game, plays pick-up basketball every now and again and makes sure to fill out an NCAA bracket every year.
Obama still finds time for sports in his busy schedule.
Woods is also big on college football and always keeps a close eye on his alma mater, Stanford. He was even named honorary captain for the Stanford-Oklahoma State BCS Fiesta Bowl in 2012.
It looks like College GameDay is going to outdo itself yet again.