Lee Corso is set to make history ahead of the Week 9 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and undefeated Los Angeles Rams. According to a report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Corso will make his famous headgear pick before the Saints-Rams game marking the first time in the 33-year history of NFL Sunday Countdown that Corso will appear.
Corso, who will be in Baton Rouge for Saturday’s game between LSU and Alabama, will be joining the Countdown set outside Manning’s Bar & Grill in New Orleans.
This is a unique weekend of football coverage for the sports network with the Sunday NFL show going on the road for only the third time — this being the third year in a row it has taken the show on the road. The last time was for a Week 15 game last season in Pittsburgh between the Steelers and New England Patriots for a game that ultimately decided home-field advantage though the AFC playoffs.
The Countdown show will include an essay read aloud by Wright Thompson that focuses on New Orleans and its connection to the Saints at the top of the three-hour show, which starts at 9 a.m. Central time. Also during the show, features reporter Jac Collinsworth will make appearances around the city — mainly in the Quarter — to show some of the usual local flavor to a national audience: Cafe du Monde to get beignets for the studio crew, along with a stop somewhere on Bourbon Street.
Last year, Corso had a 10-7 record picking games.
We will have to see whether Corso is able to come out with the right prediction this weekend when he makes his NFL debut.
Kickoff between the Saints and Rams is set for 4:25 p.m. ET at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The game is set to air on FOX.