Eye of the Hurricanes From the Page 2 mailbag

ESPN commentator Lee Corso found himself in the center of some Miami Hurricanes after their Rose Bowl victory over Nebraska last week.

We weren't sure what was going on with Corso and, from left, Joe Fantigrassi, Cornelius Green, Carl Walker and Al Marshall, so we asked you to help us by sending an explanation.

You obliged by filling our in box with nearly 1,000 e-mails. Here's a look at some of the best caption suggestions:

"OK , gentlemen, just sign here, here, and initial here, and I'll promise never to pick Virginia Tech, ever again."
Kevin
Miami

Now for the real BCS championship game, the Lee Corso Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!
Johnny B.
Tampa, Fla.

Thanks for showing up.
-- Miami
Sean Wilson
Aston, Pa.

"OK, Lee, but this is the last time. First, simplify the syncoptic notation by applying the Pythagorean theorem to your integer and carry the 6 ... "
Eric Blankenship
Richland, Wash.

Miami players signing Lee Corso's petition to the NFL to have the current Hurricanes replace the Carolina Panthers.
Marlton, N.J.

After Lee Corso is hindered by a sudden case of writer's cramp, Miami Hurricane Brandon Strickland helps Corso finish signing his daily stack of Kirk Herbstreit promotional photos.
Stephanie
Denver

"See, if you use a Sharpie, rather than a No. 2 pencil, you can read your predictions better."
Scott Jones
Valparaiso, Neb.

"Excuse me, Mr. Brooks, I just loved 'Young Frankenstein.' Would you please sign my program?"
Sean Boardman
Westbrook, Conn.

"OK, Lee, 5 Down is 'Anna Karenina.' I had a class on it this semester. I didn't go to the class, but I did get an A."
Lynbrook, N.Y.

"Dammit, Mr. Corso. Let me show you! Take the strength of schedule, divide the quality wins by the square root of this column ... What?! Nebraska is still No. 1?!"
Denver

Sorry to correct you Lee, but where we're from, we spell "yo!" with an exclamation point.
Nick Wesner
Johnstown, Pa.

In what turned out to be the better game, X took the center square.
Jim Green
Chesterton, Ind.

Lee Corso and the 'Canes are seen re-enacting their favorite scene from the film "1776."
John M.
Overland Park, Kan.

Corso finishes the contract, signing his backup band on the new MC Corso album, "Please Corso, Don't Hurt Them."
PJ Keane
Chicago

"Lee, I like what you've done with Herbstreit's picture, but personally, I would put an eyepatch here and then give him buck teeth and a ..."
Mark Brown
Royal Oak, Mich.

"Sure Corso, I'll sign your book ... 'Lee, it's nice to finally have you on the UM bandwagon after picking us to lose virtually every single one of our games this season for one reason or another, signed C. Green .' "
Santa Clara, Calif.

To Lee,

We wish you well in your new endeavor, which certainly will be a change from whatever it is you do now.
Bill Carpenter
Niagara, Wis.

"See, Mr. Corso, doesn't it look prettier when you stay inside the lines?"
Jarama Lateef
Washington

"I , Lee Corso, solemnly swear, that I will not predict another football game ... ever."
Buffalo, N.Y.

"You need a three letter abbreviation and the clue is: Flawed College Championship Formula? First letter B and last letter S? We have no idea what it could be."
Marc Imrem
Chicago

"Wow! Tony Bennett! Can I have your autograph?"
Scott
Cleveland

"What's power of attorney?"
Matt Legin
Somerville, Mass.

And here is the real caption from The Associated Press: ESPN commentator Lee Corso is surrounded by happy Miami players after their 37-14 win over Nebraska in the 88th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 3. Corso had picked Nebraska to upset the Hurricanes during the week prior to the game. Players, from left, are Joe Fantigrassi (68), Cornelius Green (98), Carl Walker (38) and Al Marshall (25) (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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