Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday Evening Cartoon: NFL Rush Zone trailer

Well, after welcoming the new college football season last weekend, we got to see the NFL start its 2016-17 campaign on Thursday night, as the Broncos reminded everyone why head injuries are such a concern in American football these days.

But enough about concussions.  Let's talk superheroes!  Using NFL branding to market an animated kids' show seems like a no-brainer (see what I did there?).  What we got a few years ago in NFL Rush Zone, though...well, it turned out weirder than I would have imagined.  Being a fan of mascots who grew up in the 80s, I have fond memories of the old NFL Huddles toy line.  The market-the-mascots approach seems like a good way to go, as far as I'm concerned.  But instead of, say, an anthropomorphic Colt, we got, in the words of Kid Fenris, "an ambulatory Madball in a Colts helmet."

But who are we to judge?  The cartoon lasted like four years.  Here's a trailer...

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