Bobble of the Day
Player: James Connor
Team: Pittsburgh Panthers
Manufacturer: Coyote Promotions
This is a “feel good” bobblehead that was manufactured by Coyote Promotions and given out by the Pitt Panthers. If you haven’t heard of James Connor you need to check yourself at the front door. This dude had several, and I mean several 200 yard rushing games in college playing for Pitt. His sophomore year, he rushed for 1,765 yards and 26 touchdowns which is unheard of in college football. Unfortunately, on Sept 5th of 2015, he tore his MCL and was shelved for the remainder of his junior season. To make matters worse, while rehabbing, Connor was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and luckily was cancer-free during the offseason. A terrible string of events for such a promising player. He finally decided to forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft and was taken in the 3rd round by the Steelers.
So, on October 14th the Panthers paid tribute to their once “stud” running back by handing out a bobblehead. As soon as I saw a picture of the bobblehead I knew it was a “must have” for any collector. The base is layered in “Pitt Panther” blue and has white raised letters on the front. Pitt’s logo is strategically placed on top of the base and is very visible. I love the fact that Coyote Promotions added so much detail to his uniform. The color combinations of dark yellow, Pitt blue and white stand out like crazy. The actual football he is holding might be the greatest designed pigskin I’ve ever seen on a SGA bobblehead.
Sniper Rating: If you Google search James Connor and hold up the bobblehead you will notice that Coyote Promotions nailed the facial features to a T. They even added a line in his short haircut which shows any collector that ALOT of effort was put forth in manufacturing this bobble.
Lastly, you literally cannot ask for a better looking box for a college football SGA bobblehead. It’s absolutely flooded with bright colors, Pitt’s logo, photographs of James Connor and a full side biography of the star running back. If you’re any sort of a college football fan, this needs to be in your collection. As previously stated, this is a true “feel good” bobble as Connor went through so much adversity to become the player he is today.
Coyote Promotions is definitely a manufacturing company to keep an eye on because if you remember the Tebow “Bobble of the Day” blog, guess who created that one? Coyote. A shit ton of detail and effort went into this bobblehead and without a doubt, James Connor and his Pitt Panther college football bobble scores a 9.5. Well done Pitt Panthers and Coyote Promotions.
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