Veteran broadcaster Lee Corso made a decidedly amateur move when he uttered one of those words you can’t say on TV on Saturday (Nov. 19).
During a live broadcast of ESPN’s “College GameDay,” the 76-year-old Corso was ready to announce his pick to win the SMU vs. University of Houston game. The prop-happy analyst first picked up a UH megaphone before saying “F*** it” and then donning the giant Houston Cougar costume.
The slip caught Corso’s sidekicks Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and guest Carl Lewis completely off guard. The three began laughing uncontrollably.
“Glad there’s a delay,” Lewis says. The only problem…there isn’t one.
Fowler follows with, “Shame on you. Wash that mouth out.”
About 30 minutes later, Corso issued the requisite apology.
“Earlier today on ‘College GameDay’ while picking the SMU-Houston game I got a bit excited and used an expletive that I shouldn’t have used. I apologize and can promise it won’t happen again,” he says.
Here’s the video. As you can expect, it contains profanity…
And here’s the apology…