Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has a statue in the "Cradle of Coaches" display at his alma mater, Miami University, in Ohio. Now Miami season-ticket holders can have a pint-size Harbaugh in their house.
The RedHawks are offering a miniature replica of the John Harbaugh statue in an effort to boost season-ticket sales for the upcoming football season. Harbaugh had a full-size statue erected for him in April, placing him alongside legends like Bo Schembechler and Paul Brown. Miami created a video to advertise the statue, receiving help from Harbaugh himself.
John Harbaugh was the voice of his "Mini-Me" in the commercial, which opens with shots of the actual statues with birds chirping in the background. Then "Lil' John's" voice is heard off screen, trying to grab the attention of the camera.
"Psssst. Over here. No, down here,” Lil' John says. “Have you bought your Miami football season tickets yet? If not, you're missing out on an opportunity to bring me, Lil’ John Harbaugh, into your home."
The RedHawks official Twitter page promoted the video with this tweet.
— Miami Athletics (@MiamiRedHawks) July 21, 2014
If Baltimore fans want a statue, they will be disappointed to learn that the statue is only available with the purchase of a season-ticket package, which costs $95.
It has been a busy off-season for Harbaugh, who helped a newly engaged couple celebrate outside the Ravens' team facility in June.