The cat's out of the bag. No not that cat.

Image Credit: deadbefordeath via Tumblr
Image Credit: deadbefordeath via Tumblr

ESPN's College GameDay is coming to Minneapolis for the Big Ten West winner take all game between the Golden Gophers and the Badgers. The show features a pick'em segment as it travels across college campuses, and there is always a 'celebrity' picker that relates to the state or city they are visiting.

Since GameDay has never been to Minnesota/Minneapolis before it has some people wondering who will be the 'celebrity' guest picker. I'll give you my top-5 guesses as to who it will be in no apparent order.

1. Bud Grant - The former Vikings Head Coach is still pretty active for being in his 90s. He just bagged a huge deer, and he is so tough he generally refuses to wear sleeves in the coldest of temps. Bud is still symbolic of the Vikings, but he also attended the U of M and was a three-sport athlete, in football, basketball, and baseball.

2. Lindsay Whalen - She is the current head coach of the Women's University of Minnesota basketball team, and she is synonymous with the U of M. Lindsay cemented her legacy as one of the all-time greats to play to the U of M as she holds Minnesota career records in points, scoring average, games in double figures, free throws made and free throw percentage.

3. Bob Dylan - He attended the U of M for just a short period of time 1959-1960 but is a Minnesota icon and 2016 Nobel Prize winner. Dare I say the Gophers chances at a Rose Bowl bid are blowin' in the wind?

4. Tony Dungy - He's a Super Bowl-winning head coach, and played Quarterback for the Golden Gophers in the mid-70s. Dungy is an unapologetic Gopher football fan. His schedule could allow it as he works as a commentator for Sunday Night Football on NBC.

5. Ric Flair - WOOOOO! Flair briefly attended the University of Minnesota before he traded in his books for being a Stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun! His slogan of "TO BE THE MAN, YOU HAVE TO BEAT THE MAN!" would be a perfect fit for this game. The Nature Boy lived in Edina for a portion of his childhood and at the age of 70 is still as exciting as it gets.

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