Warning: As the title suggests, the following video contains a word you cannot say on television. Viewer discretion, etc.
ESPN has allowed Lee Corso pretty free rein over its GameDay set over the last two decades, up to and including firing off guns in a crowded setting on more than one occasion . But an on-air F-bomb? Shame, shame, shame.
Hamming it up as usual to close this morning's show from Houston, Corso pulled a fairly standard fake-out: First, he brought out a megaphone emblazoned with the logo of visiting SMU, briefly extolled the virtues of the Mustangs, then quickly discarded it for a foam Cougar head belonging to Houston's mascot, Shasta, to the delight of the home crowd. Typical stuff — except that today's delivery got unexpectedly salty:
"How can you pick against SMU? Look at that one there — red, white and blue. [Picks up SMU megaphone] U-S-A! … Ah, f___ it! [Tosses megaphone offscreen, dons Shasta head]"
Duly scandalized, colleagues Chris Fowle...