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ABC chief meteorologist wants to be guest picker on GameDay

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ESPN’s College GameDay has had some pretty big names on as guest pickers this year. The names this year have included stars in the sports world like John Stockton and Draymond Green to more obscure ones like The Philly Phanatic this past weekend.

One pretty strange name we have seen on the show this year was The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, who was on hand for the Clemson/Notre Dame show.

Now, it seems one more meteorologist wants to make an appearance.

According to Yellow Hammer, ABC Chief Meteorologist James Spann wants to appear on the show this weekend when the crew rolls into Tuscaloosa once again for the Alabama/LSU game. It would make some sense being that Spann is a legendary weatherman from the state and a diehard Crimson Tide fan.

From Alabama fan site, Bama Hammer:

“James Spann is a damn treasure to the state of Alabama and don’t you dare say otherwise. James Spann is the weatherman for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, but more than that, he’s Alabama’s Al Roker.

“There is no one in Alabama who doesn’t love James Spann, he’s the guy who is there for you during tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and when it snows a half inch. He gives you the information you need while comforting you like an old friend. Simply put, James Spann is the greatest weatherman to ever live.

“Spann may have gone to Mississippi State, but he’s devoted his life to protecting Alabama from bad weather. He’s always been there for us during inclement weather, let’s be there for him!

“More than that Spann loves the state of Alabama and Alabama loves James Spann, you think we are the only ones with this idea?”

Earlier this year, Spann took to Twitter saying how he would love to be a guest picker on the show.

After the article about bringing Spann onto the show dropped on Monday, he responded saying that he wouldn’t disappoint.

I mean, if a horse (American Pharaoh last year) and a fictional mascot can be guest pickers, why not an Alabama legend?

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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