MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – In tonight’s Ransom note: will ESPN choose 901? I sent out a tweet before the Tigers’ first loss suggesting that if both SM and Memphis keep winning their football games, don’t be surprised if ESPN chooses to bring its big College GameDay show to Memphis for the game November 2.
Fans got pretty excited about the prospect, then came the loss to Temple, but then came the impressive win against Tulane.
Now, both teams are in the top 25, and fans are talking about the prospect again.
Over at The Daily Memphian, sports columnist Geoff Calkins lists ten reasons –some tongue in cheek, others more serious– why ESPN should come, but there is a distinct possibility.
ESPN likes to mix it up. They don’t always choose an SEC or Big Ten campus, and if the Tigers and SMU win their games this Saturday, my bet is ESPN will choose us. We’ll likely know by Sunday. Then the only question will be who will be the guest picker? Justin Timberlake or Penny are popular choices. Look, it’s just fun having a football team where it’s a strong possibility.