A small group of Sacramento Kings fans known as the Bubble Gum Bandits have gone the extra mile to keep their favorite team from moving to Seattle. Instead of joining Mayor Kevin Johnson's grassroots campaign, though the man is referenced, in this, these fans instead opted to make a music video calling on the team to stay in town.
Well, I guess this means that "We Are the World" can take a back seat in terms of sending a message via music.
It's clear that the Bubble Gum Bandits love the Kings, and feel that the best way to keep them in town is to make an incredibly corny video. Unfortunately, they failed to follow the most important rule: Don't create too many distractions from your overall message.
I'm sorry, but this is just too much. From the guy wearing pixelated glasses to one highly suggestive lyric, complete with a matching doofy prop, this video is bound to become more of a viral sensation than it is the reason the Kings ultimately decide to stay in Sac-town, if at all.
If anything, this video is going to give the Kings extra reason to LEAVE Sacramento rather than stay. Mayor Johnson's name comes up a couple of times and since he is heading the last-ditch effort to keep the team in the city, he would be wise to distance himself from this as soon and as much as possible.
I mean, seriously. What's next?
If a player wants to be traded or is entering a contract year, are fans going to be making cheesy and suggestive videos imploring them to stay as well? I love certain players as much as the next fan, but the difference between myself and guys like the Bubble Gum Bandits is that I actually have limits!
These fellows clearly do not, as evidenced by there...um...interesting music video. It's going to be interesting to see how some of the Kings players react to it, not to mention how fast they'll pack their suitcases by the end of the season once the move to Seattle becomes official.