Sports Announcer Lee Corso Lends Voice to Team Baby8 Nov, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey
When Greg Scheinman, CEO and founder of Team Baby Entertainment, asked Lee Corso to do voiceovers and be a spokesman for NCAA-themed DVDs, he said it was an easy call. So did Corso.
“When I studied the project, I knew it was perfect for me,” said Corso, star of ESPN's Saturday “College GameDay” show and one of the top college football analysts in the country. The decision was even easier when the Florida State University alumnus found out he'd be doing the voice work on the Baby Seminole DVD.
“I do have some background there,” he joked. Corso graduated from FSU in 1959, still resides in the area, is a member of the university's hall of fame and met his wife there. Two of his kids graduated from the university.
“It's an absolute pleasure,” he said of doing the narration on the DVD.
Team Baby Entertainment has released dozens of the sports-themed baby DVDs, giving die-hard fans a chance to indoctrinate their children early in their team's colors, fight songs and stadiums. Corso is just the latest talent the company has reeled in to do work on the DVDs: Regis Philbin did work for the Notre Dame Baby Irish DVD and Matthew McConaughey worked on the Texas Baby Longhorn DVD.
In addition to the FSU DVD, Corso did the narration on the Penn State University and The Ohio State University DVDs (Baby Nittany Lion and Baby Buckeye, respectively). He said he got little guff from GameDay co-host and OSU alumnus Kirk Herbstreit for doing the Baby Buckeye work.
“It's an educational thing,” Corso said of the 30-minute DVDs. “These are great presents for kids and grandkids. Also they're [good for] brainwashing! You see Brutus the Buckeye, and you see the Horseshoe (OSU's stadium).”
Corso has already taken a step along those lines for his family. “The first thing my grandkids got: Baby 'Noles!”