Oh Jim L. Mora (not a junior; he does not enjoy the bold flavor privileges afforded to people who call-call-call him Junior), you so crazy. Dutiful comrades of the highest calling, Bruins Nation, bring us this gem of a marketing campaign. Imagine it in a dramatic movie trailer voice, if you may: "In a world where fear knows no bounds. Where darkness reigns unopposed and chianti floods the river thames, only one man spare us from the slings and arrows of outrageous boredom. *record scratch* [cue whacky voice] JIM L. MORA! From the people who brought you 'THE FOOTBALL MONOPOLY IN LOS ANGELES IS OFFICIALLY OVER', comes this year's feel good hit of the winter: 'MORE GRIT. MORA FOOTBALL.'"
So let's talk about what this poster does well:
- It is a poster.
- Jim L. Mora is wearing an appropriate polo.
- The Rose Bowl logo adds an element of class as though to signify an impossible dream.
- The conviction with which Mora holds the football says "I really thought you'd like this officially licensed football for Christmas but I couldn't quite remember if you still liked football or not. Don't worry; there's a gift receipt taped to the ball underneath my hand."
- 2012 Season Tickets sound more like judicial sentencing than an incentive to use disposable income.
- UCLA lost the two games pictures in the photo stills by a combined infinity points.
- The only believable character in the whole damn thing is Hailee Steinfeld as Jim L. Mora's quarterback.
- "uclaBruins.com" is a maddening mix of proper capitalization, improper capitalization, and pissing caution to the wind. Seriously: What. The. Hell.
- The complete lack of 'Deal With It' sunglasses.