LSU has confirmed it though, so it looks to be official.John. Freaking. Goodman.See ya tomorrow for @CollegeGameDay! pic.twitter.com/RTLi6weJp6— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 11, 2019LSU hosts Florida this weekend, in a matchup of SEC teams ranked in the top seven. It is the second straight week that Florida will be involved in the game featured on the show. Florida beat Auburn in Gainesville last weekend after hosting College GameDay.Earlier in the week, there were rumors that one of the most famous new New Orleanians, Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson, would get the nod. That was shot down pretty quickly, as fun as it would have been, given how he’s taken NBA Preseason by storm in recent weeks.Goodman is a pretty great selection though. He’s a bona fide A-lister, he has a football background, he has a connection to the area, and he should be a very entertaining picker.He also has a pair of things to promote, one of which is a Disney property. John Goodman stars in the ABC sitcom The Conners, a spin-off of Roseanne, which is currently in its second season. He is also on HBO’s Sunday night comedy The Righteous Gemstones, which wraps up its final season this weekend. NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: Actor John Goodman of Roseanne attends during 2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront at Tavern On The Green on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)One of the most famous Louisianans in entertainment will be in Baton Rouge for ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning. Superstar actor John Goodman will be the guest picker.Goodman grew up in Missouri, and was a college football player himself. He earned a scholarship to play at Missouri State.He’s lived in Louisiana for a long time now, and he’s pretty ingrained in the culture of New Orleans. He’s a pretty natural fit with the show making its way to the Bayou.GameDay made the announcement moments ago, but somewhat strangely deleted the tweet minutes later.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo by Dani Ceballos, but the Arsenal loanee considers Alexandre Lacazette to be the best player at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners are well-stocked when it comes to fearsome frontmen.Aubameyang has been their most potent attacking weapon since arriving from Borussia Dortmund, with a share of the Premier League Golden Boot secured last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream He has been leading the way again this term, netting three times in four appearances, with a prolific strike rate being maintained in north London.Ceballos is impressed by what he has seen from the Gabonese, having previously witnessed Ronaldo’s stunning goalscoring exploits at Real Madrid, and has lauded the firepower on offer to Unai Emery.The Spanish loan star told The Guardian: “We’ve got a very good, compact side and the three up front really make the difference.“You can compare Aubameyang to Cristiano when he was at Madrid in the sense that he plays close to the goal he lives for scoring. He’s very important for us, fundamental. “[Nicolas] Pepe is very direct. And Lacazette, for me, is the best player: he understands the game perfectly and, if he’s 100 per cent, he’s going to give us so much.“Fitting all the players together must heat up the manager’s head. I don’t think the míster repeated an XI in four games, which keeps us alert.”Ceballos is another creative influence that Emery is looking to find a position for in his starting XI.The 23-year-old has caught the eye, earning comparisons to fellow countryman and Gunners legend Santi Cazorla, and admits to enjoying his football again in England.He added: “I love the city, I love the Premier League and love Arsenal. I’m just really, really happy to be part of this great club.“I’ve hardly noticed any difference in size between Real Madrid and Arsenal. And the fans are very passionate, they love the players.“It’s much easier to adapt because they make you feel like you’ve been at the club forever. I love the way everyone’s treated me. They’ve put a lot of faith in me.”Arsenal will return to action after the international break when they travel to Watford on Sunday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Extraordinary Growth Surpasses Expectations for Avoya Travel Network Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – February 12, 2018 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative travel brands, celebrates January as the best month in company history with over $50 million in booked sales. Avoya’s 2018 growth is a result of the company’s latest innovative programs and strategies that are successfully reaching and connecting more travelers with Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ to plan more vacations than ever before. Avoya’s January 2018 sales represent over a 25 percent year-over-year increase over January 2017, which was previously Avoya’s best month ever. The booking increases continued to show strong growth in the ongoing trend of customers booking further out, with an increase in 20 percent for 2018 departures and over 50 percent for 2019 departures. In addition, January sales from Independent Agencies newly affiliated with the Avoya Network have doubled compared to last year. Avoya is poised to continue record sales through 2018 due to the company’s ongoing investment in technology, marketing, and support for Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network. “While Avoya Travel has continued to break year-over-year sales records, January 2018 was an extraordinary new milestone for us,” said Jeff Anderson, Executive Vice President of Avoya Travel. “Our sales increases indicate that the platform we’ve implemented is helping more Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network reach new levels of success for their businesses and we are optimistic that this momentum will continue through 2018 and beyond.” About Avoya TravelAvoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, and one of their largest sellers of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Cruise lines and travel partners recognize this, as Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more. Today, Avoya is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with support offices throughout the United States. Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.