July 11th, 2012 01:48 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama
Tags: Bear Bryant, Bryant Museum, Jack Blankenship, UA
Allow us to state the obvious: The Paul W. Bryant Museum is a designed to draw in Alabama fans. Fans of other schools might tour the place when in town for a weekend, but a Bear Bryant museum is going to first try and target Bama fans first and foremost. Obviously.
For that reason, no one should take too much offense to the boastful new advertisement that the museum posted online yesterday:
“So many trophies, so little space,” instantly gets the message across that Bama’s football history is, well, pretty darned good. (Though it also makes the museum sound kinda small, if you think about it.) More interesting to us is the guy who makes a cameo at the end of the spot. Any SEC basketball fan will immediately recognize the bug-eyed face of UA student Jack Blankenship who became a bit of a sensation by holding up a large cut-out of his own face while opponents attempted free throws during last hoops season.
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