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No Merkins Allowed: High School To Host ESPN College GameDay-Style Pregame Show

From 11:00 this morning up to kickoff tonight their high school football showdown against rival Northgate, students at Leechburg high school in Pennsylvania are putting on a little performance they are calling “High School Game Day,” which is emulating ESPN’s flagship college football pregame show, College GameDay. Like all great ideas in high school, this one came about during a lunch, assumingly at a table which boasted a cross section of students: the cool kids, football players, theater dorks and of course, Lee Corso fanatics. Trust me, that old guy is huge with the high school set, although I doubt it’s because of his affinity for merkins. Or maybe it is. Who knows what’s going on with the kids today. All I know is there’s something wrong with the kids in my neighborhood and I assume it’s the same case everywhere else.

Via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

“The football guys were really supportive of (the baseball players) last season, so we want to pay them back,” said senior Austin Sipolino, one of the event’s organizers. “They don’t get the credit they deserve. We want to give them all of our support.

“We have a Kirk Herbstreit, but we’re not sure who Corso will be yet,” Sipolino said. “We’re going to play rock, paper, scissors to see who gets to be Corso. Everyone wants to wear the mask.”

I bet they do. I bet they do. On a side note, one piece of advice for all of you out there in Internetland:  if Lee Corso ever offers you a chance to wear on his patented mascot heads, don’t. You didn’t hear it from me, but the vile things Corso does in and to that mask are beyond reproach.

Leechburg students to host ESPN-style pregame [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]