|Wednesday, August 30
Lightning strikes Corso's rental car
College football's preseason is over, and thank goodness nobody got hurt. At least not too seriously. The biggest casualty after five weekend "classic" games appears to be ESPN broadcaster Lee Corso's rental car, which was struck by lightning Sunday night during violent thunderstorms that forced postponement of the BCA Classic -- Georgia Tech at No. 11 Virginia Tech. ESPN aired video of a red car being hit by a bolt of lightning in the parking lot at the north end of Lane Stadium. Corso, ESPN GameDay's analyst, was not certain the car was his until he left the stadium and tried to drive back to his hotel. "It started up, and he drove it a little bit before it just died and he realized it was his car that got hit," Chris Fowler, GameDay's host, said Monday. "Lee got out, hitched a ride with some fans, and the car-rental people brought him a new car." The lightning strike came right after the GameDay crew went off the air, with Corso having just predicted Virginia Tech would win and score at least 45 points.
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