Lee Corso’s Mel Kiper Jr. Mascot Head Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

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Over the course of his career, Lee Corso has absolutely dominated the headwear game. Even if you might have gotten a little too into snapbacks and five-panel hats when you were in college, you’ll never come close to matching the diverse and expansive portfolio of things the ESPN staple has put on his head since he joined College GameDay back in 1987.

If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Corso’s time-honored tradition of donning oversized headwear, the explanation is pretty straightforward: when he selects the team he thinks will win GameDay’s featured matchup during college football season, he does so by putting on the head of the school’s mascot— which he really, really hopes isn’ the Florida Gator.

ESPN aired a special edition of College GameDay ahead of last night’s NFL draft, and Corso got another opportunity to become a human bobblehead when he decided to take a slightly less traditional route to his trademark move. When Corso was asked about who he put his faith in when it comes to draft predictions, he paid tribute to oracle Mel Kiper Jr. by putting on an oversized version of the analyst’s head in a move that might make it harder for you to sleep tonight.

I have so many questions that will probably never be answered, including

  • Whose idea was it to make a giant Mel Kiper Jr. head?
  • How much does it cost to make a giant Mel Kiper Jr. head?
  • What practical uses does a giant Mel Kiper Jr. head after this?
  • Will there be a tear in space-time if Mel Kiper Jr. ever puts on a giant Mel Kiper Jr. head?

On second thought, maybe it’s for the best if we never get an answer to that last one.


Connor O'Toole avatar
Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.