Would Erin Andrews be in the new ESPN College GameDay commercial? (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
ESPN relaunched their College GameDay Commercial Contest this morning with a few minor changes. You have to log in via Facebook; they didn't try to repair their broken e-mail system. If you don't have a Facebook account (or don't want to expose your Facebook information to ESPN), you can't participate.
A "captcha" is now in place for each vote; it's one of those things where they show you a scribbled word that you have to type in. That will slow down any robots as well.
The biggest change is that they will only release vote totals once a day at noon. If someone tries to hack the system, you won't be able to tell. And if you try to hack the system, you won't know if you were really successful. It's a smart move by ESPN, as it keeps everybody guessing. I've never understood why people show live voting in these contests; it would seem to serve cheaters more than the legitimate participants.
So the vote is on... If you want to share your Facebook bio with ESPN, start voting now!