October 25, 2008
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This is not the first time this has happened: the last time Kirk Herbstreit brought out a couple Li'l Herbies when the GameDay set was in Columbus a few years ago, the younger of the kids was justifiably terrified by the screaming chaos around him, especially the man to his right in a suit and freakish cartoon head, and proceeded to cry his little eyes out on national television. Awkward, man.
Fast forward to this morning: the Herbstreit clan of Aryan miracles has multiplied to four, and Kirk decided to give his spawn another shot at national exposure. The result: another round of helpless, frightened tears and at least one attempt (by the young'un in Herbie's lap) to literally crawl inside his father's suit for protection before being turned around and forced to wave at the bloodthirsty masses surrounding him.
At least GameDay found its next rising star: in a brief, fluffy picks segment, LeBron James thoroughly out-analyzed Desmond Howard. Seriously: right now, between Des and Bron, who would you rather have reading fake questions from "blogs" and demonstrating how to come down with a jump ball? It's not close, really.