Would you like to have a toy Texas A&M Swaggcopter?
Unfortunately, this commercial by the Bryan-College Station Eagle is fake but it's absolutely fantastic. The Swaggcopter is the helicopter loaned by a booster Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin uses to visit recruits. And honestly, we're half-surprised the idea of a toy Swaggcopter hsan't been thought of before as a real toy.
The fake toy even has "#WRTS" on the bottom, which stands for "We run this state," the hashtag Texas A&M has adopted.
In November of last year, Sumlin said the helicopter was undefeated when it came to securing recruits' commitments. And it was perhaps an impetus for Texas coach Charlie Strong's "gadget program" comments.
Hopefully the Eagle had at least a dozen toy Swaggcopters made. That way the paper could send one to the Austin American-Statesman. We're all about starting newspaper rivalries with toy helicopters.
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