Why should ESPN GameDay pick Tempe over Tucson?

Posted at 10:09 AM, Sep 19, 2015

Call it the Territorial Cup of Television.

It's far from official, but it appears that the battle to host ESPN College GameDay next Saturday has come down to Tempe and Tucson.

GameDay emanates from a different town each week during the college football season, and ESPN tends to pick places that will host a significant game later in the day -- typically between two teams ranked in or near the top 25.

That's why the two most likely candidates next weekend are Tempe, where the Arizona State Sun Devils will host No. 6 USC, and Tucson, where the No. 20 Arizona Wildcats will host No. 10 UCLA.

GameDay is hosted by longtime football analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, the latter of whom picked ASU to advance to this season's College Football Playoff and compete for a national championship.

So: Why should GameDay choose Tempe over Tucson? One tailgating Sun Devil family made a direct appeal to ESPN before Friday's game against New Mexico.

Check out the above video to find out what they had to say.