Replace the racquets with lightsabers, and badminton becomes Force-tastic.
WATCH VIDEO: Badminton Jedi
The Super Bowl isn’t just about football, it’s about great commercials. This year Volkswagen created an adorkable ad about a young Star Wars fan dressed as Darth Vader in the search of Force powers.
WATCH VIDEO: Volkswagen Commercial: The Force
Here’s a selection of sites where you can show your Star Wars pride by voting for the ad in Best of the Best Super Bowl Commercials polls.
Super Bowl Spots 2011 – Voting Sites:
Yoda’s wisdom isn’t just for Jedi. The San Diego Padres seem to have adopted a new green mascot, which can’t hurt gaming odds.
Recently, Yoda was spotted with the Padres as they played against the Florida Marlins. Of course, Yoda does have another connection to the Padres. Actress Ashley Eckstein, who voices Jedi Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars animated series and created a new fashion line for female Star Wars fans called Her Universe, is married to Padres’ infielder David Eckstein.
(AP/ Photo/J Pat Carter)
San Diego Padres player Ryan Webb wears a Yoda backpack on his back before the Sunday, June 27, 2010 game in Miami against the Florida Marlins.
Earlier in the week we blogged about University of Mississippi hoping to replace their old school mascot with none other than Admiral Ackbar, and now finally we’ve given an official statement about our beloved Mon Calamari as a possible mascot.
New York Times reports:
While a student committee to propose a new mascot is still in the early stages of formation, Lucasfilm, which produced the Star Wars movies, has given a (tongue-in-cheek) endorsement to Ackbar’s candidacy. In a statement, the studio said:
Lucasfilm is flattered that our Star Wars fans at the University of Mississippi are considering electing Admiral Ackbar as their mascot. The last time we checked in with Admiral Ackbar he was leading the Rebel Alliance Fleet on a critical mission so it will be difficult for him to show up for the games!
Read the full article here:
College Campaign for Star Wars Mascot Is Fully Operational
Read more here:
Ole Miss Mon Calamari Mascot?
University of Mississippi is looking for a new on-field mascot and they have their eye on Admiral Ackbar. While some fans think it might be “a trap,” students are very serious in their quest to replace their old mascot Colonel Reb with the beloved Mon Calamari.
According to the site urging for his promotion — Notatrap.org:
We here at Notatrap are in full support of Admiral Ackbar for the new Mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels. Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?
There’s also a flyer to download in case you want to show your support.
You can also follow them on Twitter here.
Anyone who can draw a connection from Luke Skywalker to Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby is aces in our book.
Check out this fan’s guide to the Stanley Cup Finals where he compares the Galactic Empire to Detroit, the Rebel Alliance to Pittsburgh, Darth Vader to Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg, Han Solo to Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin and C-3PO to sports commentator Pierre McGuire, among others.
Click to read the entire guide:
(some language not suitable for Jedi younglings)
Star Wars Guide to the Stanley Cup Finals
Just in time for summer, here’s a nice selection of Star Wars and surfing connections. I have to admit the airbrushed Star Wars art on surfboards is all kinds of rad. I’m beginning to think that the teachings of the Force aid with finding the perfect wave.
Top 10 Star Wars Surfing Crossovers (via GalacticBinder.com)