ESPN in Trouble For Showing Controversial ‘GameDay’ Sign

During an appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was asked a ridiculous question.


ESPN’s College GameDay is headed to Tucson on Saturday for UCLA’s visit to Arizona, a battle of unbeaten teams with major implications in the rugged South Division of the Pac-12. A fan-created sign featured Auburn coach Gus Malzahn with the caption: “If this crap keeps up…I’m gonna fake a heart attack and go join the Big 10”. She said the sign and tweet were “not amusing AT ALL” and “VERY classless” but added that her husband was going to ignore them.

You mess with one Meyer, you mess with all Meyers. The year before he checked into a local hospital following the 2009 SEC Championship due to chest pains.

Urban Meyer’s wife and daughters did not appreciate a sign poking fun at the Ohio State coach’s health. Meyer cited health issues as his reason for leaving Florida following the 2010 season and, following a year working for ESPN, then filled Ohio State’s head coaching vacancy in 2012. In a sense, this is the nature of the beast.

However, the responsibility falls on ESPN to determine which signs are appropriate to display and promote and which ones are not.

Makes me sick. “Appropriate” my a**.


ESPN has done a great job encouraging fan participation and the signs have become one of the most engaging parts of GameDay.

Urban Meyer Gameday sign