Bobble of the Day
Actor: John Belushi
Team: Bridgeport Bluefish
Manufacturer: Destroyer Promotional Products
Fucking John Belushi man. A lot of you young guns don’t even know who this dude is, but I’m sure you hung his poster up in your college dorm room wall. When I was at Uconn, a lot of dudes on my floor had the poster of Belushi chugging Jack Daniels with the sweatshirt that said “College” plastered on their wall and didn’t even know who he was. For those of you who don’t know, he was a famous actor who died of a drug overdose. One of his most famous movies was Animal House in which he is wearing the “College” Sweatshirt drinking the bottle of whiskey. Animal House was an 80’s movie in which a bunch of slapdick drunks got expelled from their fraternity and they caused absolute chaos. The famous scene where Belushi was drinking the booze with his “College” sweatshirt is depicted in this bobblehead.
I’ll be the first to admit, I did a lot of research and for the life of me, I do not know why the Bluefish came out with this one. From what I know, there is no correlation between the Bridgeport Bluefish and John Belushi. That being said, who gives a shit right? It’s a kick as bobble and I live 10 minutes away from the Bluefish stadium.
This bobble takes the crown here. Belushi is rocking the plaid shorts and of course the famous “College” sweatshirt. He is in a screaming pose just like the scene from the movie and it’s epic. The facial features and especially the hair are spot on! It looks very much like him. The letters are raised and extremely visible. I dig how the Bluefish added the home plate base to represent the game of baseball. The only thing that would be killer would be Belushi chugging the bottle of Jack Daniels but I’m sure that concept wouldn’t pass inspection with little kids at the game.
Sniper Rating: I am completely confused why it took so many years for any team to come out with a John Belushi bobblehead. I really am. Everyone that has a beating heart and that’s went away to college knows this image. If anyone knows why the Bluefish came out with this one, let me know as I’m highly interested. Either way, killer bobble that needs to be in your dorm room or bobble cave. Mr. Belushi scores a stand up 9.5 rating.