Friday, April 12, 2013

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" Giants ask in "Animal House" homage

The latest commercial for my favorite sports team, the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, has had me laughing all morning.
Outfielder Hunter Pence and his inspirational-speech ability is recast as "Bluto" Blutarsky's memorable, motivational Delta Tau Chi battle cry from "ANIMAL HOUSE."
Several Giants, notably Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum and Madison "What're we supposed to do, yuh moron" Bumgarner play key roles in the "Animal House" homage.
Pence's real-life inspirational words seemed to have helped propel San Francisco to an improbable playoff run last year, culminating in the team's second WORLD SERIES title in three seasons.
I'm preparing to listen to the Giants on the radio now, still chuckling over this latest commercial -- and the hysterical film inspiration.