“The Bear” is awakened for College GameDay

ESPN senior researcher Chris Fallica has been a staple of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot’s weekly road show to college campuses across America for 17 years.

Charged with digging through stats and historical information for schools, teams, players, Lee Corso mascot picks and game and GameDay sites, Fallica – known to most as “The Bear” – has his plate full week in and week out during college football season.

Now, in addition to being the go-to “ace researcher” for the show, Fallica has his own on-air segment during GameDay called “Fallica Facts.” His on-air turn has him sharing insights with the GameDay announcers once per show whether it’s keeping them honest on facts they’ve cited or adding context to further the conversation on a given topic.

Recently, GameDay’s family and Fallica himself gave Front Row their takes on what “The Bear” brings to the show.

Video produced by David Scott

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