"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
OT: It wasn't crazy to have Admiral Ackbar as your mascot, it was just sports
That commercial was pure win. I wonder how much they paid George Lucas for it.
about as much as they paid Jacksonville state to lose...
The conviction is what sold me. Glad we wouldn't have to play a team with Ackbar as a mascot.
all mascots are stupid. I am very happy M doesn't have a stupid person dressed in a costume.
In fact im now going to buy the mgoshirt with the wolverine on top of all the stupid mascots.
I suggest everyone do the same
I'm surprised people negged you for this. If I wanted to see someone in a big furry costume, I'd watch Sesame Street.
(Live animal mascots are pretty cool, however.)
They wouldn't have lost to Jacksonville State. He would have warned them that it was a trap.
Jacksonville State...IT'S A TRAP!
Totally made that joke to my roommates the second that commercial ended on TV and someone beat me to the punch here.
Great minds really do think alike.
That blonde cheerleader is hot
That was an epic commercial
So you want to be a mascot. Ask the kid in the Duck suit at Oregon this week after he had to do 500+ push ups after the all the points they put on New Mexico.
I have a friend who was the Texas mascot and said that they usually switch out personnel in the mascot suits every quarter because they get hot; so it wasn't one individual person doing 500+ push-ups, but each person probably had a lot to do.
I never could figure out the Admiral Ackbar connection to Ol'e Miss...duh...Ackbar was the leader of the REBEL fleet.
...I didn't catch that one either. Must be getting slow in my old age.
You are a part of the rebel alliance and a traitor.
...TAKE HER AWAY!
Anyone else notice that all the normal looking girls didn't want Ackbar and all the kids that looked, we'll call it "program-y," did want it? Do average 18 year olds even know who Ackbar is anymore?
I got a Rebel for them:
...This is what the Admiral would be saying:
[edit - pic removed due to server FAIL]
Anyway, the pic was of Ackbar saying "Our defense can't repel dilithium of the magnitude!"