The US was never able to find Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, but I may have just stumbled onto Auburn basketball’s next weapon of mass entertainment… and I’m not talking about Bruce Pearl.
Two nights ago, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, Jon Sirico, tweeted a picture of this massive wooden box from FX in Motion.
It’s always exciting to receive giant containers from @FXinMotion. Our fans will enjoy this one. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/bwHkWvHJPW
— Jon Sirico (@JonSirico) August 25, 2014
I naturally began to wonder “WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!” so I took a look at the @FXinMotion Twitter feed. What I found was multiple tweets and retweets containing pictures and videos of a humongous t-shirt Gatling gun.
The arsenal is ready for deployment. Prepare to deploy T-Shirts! #tshirtgatlinggun pic.twitter.com/Z7M8xfHWhN — FX in Motion (@FXinMotion) October 17, 2013
I then took took to FX in Motion’s website to get a little more info. There I found a huge list of the products they provide for fan entertainment. Based on the size of the box, I’m pretty sure it’s a huge t-shirt Gatling gun in the box. I guess it could be a Ball Blaster, but that’s a big box.
At first I thought this may be something for football, and I guess it still could be, but I know Jon Sirico works with basketball a lot and I don’t see how you’d roll that gun around the grass at Jordan-Hare. I guess we’ll find out if it’s dual-purpose in 3 days.
Anyway, that was a lot of work for a t-shirt gun, but if you show me a box, I’m gonna try and figure out what’s inside. Do you like the idea? I like t-shirts.
Update: previous versions of this post were all centered around this gun being in Jordan-Hare. I switched it to Auburn Arena because all of the pictures of the gun were at basketball games. I can prove it if I need to, but bottom line: my investigative blogling got that scoop. Hard-hitting stuff.