ESPN filmed a promo for it’s “College GameDay” show in College Station yesterday. After winning an online poll for the right to have the spot shot at Kyle Field, 3,500 Aggie fans turned out to take part.
ESPN’s Chris Fowler was impressed:
“They were camping out in 100-degree weather. I said they were loyal; I didn’t say they were smart. But that’s what you do when you’re passionate. This (scene) doesn’t really surprise me, because it’s well known around the country, and particularly around football, the level of passion and loyalty here.
We’re flattered, (but) we also know this is more of a statement of what they think of their program than it is our program. The lure of being on camera is pretty strong for a lot of them, too.”
The A&M/ESPN spot will begin airing by the start of football season.