Week 2 College GameDay Guest Picker Odds: Texas at Alabama

Week 2 College GameDay Guest Picker Odds: Texas at Alabama
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Few traditions signify the arrival of fall quite like ESPN’s marquis college football pregame show. Come Week 2 in mid-September, Rece Davis and company will return to Tuscaloosa for the 55th time, in advance of the Crimson Tide’s home showdown against the Texas Longhorns at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  

With more than 400 former Alabama players having made their way to the NFL since 1936, there’s no shortage of former Crimson Tide members to choose from for the show’s weekly “guest picker” role on the morning of Sept. 9. BetAlabama.com, your home to Alabama sports betting, broke down the hypothetical odds on who could be the next picker in Tuscaloosa, with everyone from Super Bowl champions to PGA Tour golfers and actors making the cut.  

Who Will Join The GameDay Panel?

Guest PickerPercentage ChanceOdds
Channing Tatum, Alabama fan10%+900
Justin Thomas, Alabama alum9.1%+1000
Joe Namath, Alabama alum7.4%+1250
Gucci Mane, Alabama fan7.4%+1250
Courteney Cox, Alabama alum6.2%+1500
Julio Jones, Alabama alum5.4%+1750

Channing Tatum Could Be Alabama’s Next Guest Picker?

The leader in the clubhouse to be the next picker in Tuscaloosa hails from Cullman, as longstanding actor Channing Tatum is our No. 1 pick to join Davis, Pat McAfee, Kirk Herbstreit and others on Sept. 9.  Tatum, who played football at Glenville State College in West Virginia, beat out PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas (+1000), Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Namath and rapper Gucci Mane (+1250 each) and a host of other Alabama alums as the top pick for Sept. 9.  

Whether Tatum or anyone else will exceed the all-time correct pick percentage of 61.4% remains to be seen. What we do know is that there will be no shortage of well-known candidates to hit the stage with ESPN’s pregame college football show when it arrives in Tuscaloosa on the morning of Sept. 9.  

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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