Good grief, am I the only one who can't get that link to work? I've tried it in FireFox and Internet Explorer and can't get anything to load up....
The Cyclone could totally whip all of those mascots. Maybe not a hurricane though...
I always wondered what the boulder was too.
I only saw the second one on tv...is it bad I found it funny even though I didn't have a clue what it was about?
The rock is from Slippery Rock University in PA (at least that's my best guess). Their mascot used to be a rock (hence the rolling rock in this commercial) but I think now its a Lion called "Rocky II" :)
I think that the rock is a representaion of a Georgetown Hoya. I remember several years ago during the NCAA BB tournament that the term "hoya" was defined as Latin for "what rocks!". Excerpt from Wikipedia attached below.
Main article: Georgetown Hoyas
See also: Georgetown Hoyas basketball http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d4/Hoya.jpg Jack the Bulldog
The school's sports teams are called "the Hoyas". Many years ago, students well-versed in the classical languages invented the mixed Greek and Latin chant of "hoya saxa", translating roughly as "what (or such) rocks!" Eight years after the foulding of The Hoya student newspaper, a campus sports writer began to refer to teams as the "Hoyas" rather than as the "Hilltoppers".
The "rock" is definately the Buckeye from tOSU.
This brings to mind of a conversation I had once. What mascot would win a fight. Dan Patrick talked about it last year during March Madness but the Cyclones weren't included. Who could beat a Cyclone?
I don't think Heisman and Georgetown or Slippery Rock are usually mentioned in the same sentences.
I had trouble seeing the cyclones, too. In the first one, the camera cuts to a wide aerial shot right at the end, showing the whole chase scene. On the other side of the road (the top side) a cyclone springs up from the mesquite, and can be seen in the next shot on the left half of the screen (immediately before and after the voice-over says, "Who wants it?").
In the second ad, it's mostly in the background of the shot since it's so huge. It's somewhat visible in the first and third shots, and more visible against the sky in the gap between the skyscrapers front and center.
Funny commercials. I like the Mountaineer and the Volunteer constantly ambushing each other. What are the yellowjackets representative of? Wasps? Hornets?
Would a Cyclone be able to beat a Devil?
Georgia Tech Yellowjackets, I think, ornry?
Good point, CTAClone. It's a little like the whole, "Who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman?" debate. I'm never great at those, either. (Mostly because I don't read comic books, but I digress...)