The folks over at Merriam-Webster dictionary define a bandwagon first as “a usually ornate and high wagon for a band of musicians especially in a circus parade.”
But college football fans are probably more familiar with Merriam-Webster’s second definition, “a popular party, faction, or cause that attracts growing support —often used in such phrases as jump on the bandwagon.”
Well, the Mississippi State Bulldogs broke out a literal bandwagon to invite college football fans to join the metaphorical bandwagon.
The official Mississippi State football twitter account shared a magnificent video of Mike Leach on a bandwagon surrounded by members of the Famous Maroon Band.
There’s a customized pirate flag, some cowbells, and just a ton of fun. You need to watch this:
It’s just so absolutely beautiful.
I have no clue if this video was made before the LSU game or not, but after beating the LSU Tigers 44-34, embarrassing the defending national champs on their home field, in Mike Leach’s first game as the head coach of the Bulldogs, this is certainly the best time to break this video out.
And of course, to go with the phenomenal bandwagon video, Mississippi State also has a custom link in that tweet: “hailst.at/Bandwagon“
If you click on that, it takes you to an application to join the Mississippi State bandwagon. If you fill it out, you’re then set up to get a free Mississippi State decal.
Seems like a pretty good deal to me.