Thursday, November 30, 2006

Memorabilia

Props to Mr. D. Perkins for providing a bit of inspiration for today's post.

So, when an episode of Coach started they would play the theme song over the opening credits, which was kind of unique in that the theme song was played by what sounded like a college marching band and the credits were just a bunch of different shots of football memorabilia. I'm not sure if that song was just the theme song for the show, or if it was supposed to be the fight song for Minnesota state. It would have made a terrible fight song probably. It was a little too sit-commy.

I can't really remember much about the football memorabilia. I think it was just a random assortment of like, footballs and trophies and old black and white photos and maybe some olde-timey football helmets. I suppose this was designed to make the viewer appreciate and revere the great football tradition at Minnesota State, but I'm also fairly sure that there wasn't anything in the piles of memorabilia that, directly, had anything to do with Minnesota State. Well, maybe there was like, a pennant or something that said Minnesota State and had been faded to look all old, but I don't think the producers of Coach would have gone to the trouble to take a bunch of black and white photos of people in old football uniforms that said "Minnesota State" or make a bunch of fake trophies or anything like that. Probably what they did was just find a bunch of old football memorabilia where it's impossible to tell what team that piece of memorabilia is associated with. Then they piled it all up in some old dusty wooden room, slapped on a Minnesota State pennant and filmed it up-close with a bunch of sweeping shots.

I can't decide if this was brilliant or stupid.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Ben said...

I have been searching forever for Coach memorabilia, but have had little success.

If anyone knows where I can get some before the holidays - please let me know

12/13/2006 6:59 AM  
Blogger T-Spark said...

'Just wanted to say nice blog! I added your blog to my link list on my own.

2/05/2007 8:31 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I just thought I'd let you know, not only did the band sound like a college marching band, it WAS a college marching. From Iowa State actually. And the song was written specifically for the show.

5/05/2007 12:02 AM  
Blogger nicki said...

i am also after coach memorabilia as my partner is a coach driver ,if i find any where to get any i will let you no ben.

10/26/2008 3:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a minnesota state ball cap signed by jerry vandyke

12/18/2010 2:24 PM  
Anonymous JBird said...

I have a Coach Football that is also sponsored by 7UP if anyone is interested!

2/02/2012 3:23 PM  

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