Why a Dallas Fan Brought a Gigantic, $800 Bobblehead to Cowboys Training Camp
Since many of us here at Promo Marketing have an undying allegiance to the Philadelphia Eagles, we definitely understand how addicted fans can be to their favorite football teams and the products that serve to market their prowess. As the Birds prepare to defend the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, they figure to receive resistance from the Dallas Cowboys, who likewise have very zealous enthusiasts. Yesterday, one such supporter fulfilled a wish to have star running back Ezekiel Elliott sign a bobblehead, with the colossal commemorative having cost the devotee $800.
That is certainly a hefty total for the product that Alex Hurtado purchased through eBay, but the autograph from the 23-year-old Pro Bowler makes the item a priceless addition to his collection and yet another reminder of American sports fans’ obsession with bobbleheads. Hurtado’s date with destiny came following a Cowboys practice with Elliott, who two seasons ago led the National Football League in rushing yards as a rookie, taking a handoff from the diehard fan and signing the enormous bobblehead.
Third year in a row for this fan at training camp to bring a large Cowboys bobblehead. He brought Tony Romo two years ago, Dez Bryant last year and Ezekiel Elliott this year ... Zeke coat him $800 on EBay: pic.twitter.com/oHhmoK6SsZ
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 7, 2018
Given that Hurtado, according to the Dallas Morning News, had brought the bobblehead to practice for “the last few days,” it is both pretty cool that Elliott acknowledged the product and made his fan’s day. The publication also noted that Hurtado owns one of only 12 such gigantic homages to the third-year performer, so thanks to the price tag and the amount of patience that he had to exhibit, nobody will ever be able to deny his fandom.
With training camp wrapping up today, Hurtado will be hoping that the autographed commodity will act as some sort of good luck charm for the Cowboys, with Elliott, no stranger to merchandise-centered success, looking for a bounceback year following a tumultuous 2017 season, and quarterback Dak Prescott, another third-year standout, hoping to lead them back to the playoffs. Since Hurtado told a reporter that the bobblehead will join his man cave, it is safe to assume that if he were to travel to Philadelphia to watch the Cowboys play the Eagles Nov. 11, the expensive product will not be joining him. Philly fans are not particularly fond of Cowboys supporters, we’ll say, and we know the feeling is mutual.