Let he who roots for a school without an embarrassing video cast the first stone
Surely you’ve seen the wonderfully terrible Ecokat video by now. If you haven’t, take a look-see. I’ll wait.
There is already a fake Ecokat Twitter account, who, apparently, counts the Morris twins among its 300-and-counting followers.
My biggest beef with this video is not that it exists but that it exists without any evidence of the fine folks at K-State realizing how ridiculous and hilarious the whole thing is. Funny’s great, but it helps to be in on the joke.
(I asked a friend — HUGE K-State fan — what he thought of Ecokat, and, as it turns out, he’s less than enthused:
“I am almost at a loss for words. Embarrassed, mad, confused, and worst of all not even turned on by the girl. At least make her smokin’ hot and then people can’t say crap. I mean how do people sit in a meeting and come up with this idea, create the design, and then all look each other in the eye and think, ‘I think we nailed it. Issue the release of EcoKat immediately. This is a lock!’ This makes whoever came up with the power towel idea a genius.
“Sadly enough, apparently we need to bring back that marketing guru. Who would have thought we would have missed the power towel marketing guy so badly? I wonder why K-State fans have so much inferiority complex? We fight all year long for respect and then we have to deal with this crap. I can only hope that this is all a sick joke.”)
All that being said, it’s probably not even the most cover-your-eyes of K-State videos and also not the worst video made about a local school.
In reverse order of what-the-H-were-you-thinking, and with the help of the fine folks on Twitter, here goes:
No. 4: Have you seen Norm Stewart rap? This would be worse, but, you know, it was the 1980s.
No. 3: Somebody should’ve punched Quin Snyder here. It’s amazing he didn’t win more games.
No. 2: Apparently KU fans need a tutorial on how to clap. This is just uncomfortable, for everyone.
No. 1: The K-State power towel video, starring Ron Prince and Josh Freeman. It’s just hard to believe this is real.