ESPN's "Face of the Program" rolls on, and oh what a twisted, unpredictable path they weave! Did you know they picked a crazy night scene of Tiger Stadium at night as the face of LSU's program, and not a raging Cecil Collins looking in through a woman's window? And did you drop jaw to floor when they chose the "U" logo for Miami, and not any one of a host of promising competitors filled with what we regard as the true spirit of Miami football?
We'll just let one of ESPN's ace commenters take it from here to explain their avant-garde choice:
There's really a few images. Above all what the image is the the U ... That logo says all you need to know.
Strange, but they like to keep you on your toes at the WWL. Look, they split up John Anderson and Scott Van Pelt! ARE THEY MADMEN OR GENIUSES?
We continue our feeble attempts to give programs the faces they deserve, even if the WWL is busy astonishing us all by making their quirky, unpredictable choices. You go crazypants madballs all you like: we'll just stick with the predictable, traditional ones, man. It's what we here in Blogfrica do.
Florida International. Ma, I'll be there. Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad - I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready. An' when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise, and livin' in the houses they build - I'll be there, too."--Ned, October 14, 2006.
And they never caught him, did they?
USC Fight on, Inappropriately Cheering USC Trojan cheerleader. Even if you can't decide what or when to cheer, exactly.
Florida. Hey, ESPN's got its curveballs, we've got ours. Old and busted, jean shorts; new hotness, Don't Tase Me, Bro.
All illustrations courtesy of LSUFreek, a national treasure and certified genius.