Remember the Pac-12 ad that aired during the USC-Minnesota game? One of the last images was that of the Trojan Warrior plunging his sword into the UCLA logo at the Rose Bowl. When I saw it, I thought, "Wow. How did UCLA let that clip get in there?"
Apparently, dozens of Bruin fans thought the same thing.
Bruins Nation posted an article titled "Attention Guerrero: You Are Responsible As UCLA Stands By While Pac-12 Belittles Bruins," encouraging fans to call, email, or fax UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero to register their displeasure and demand the clip be re-edited.
The same day, the Pac-12 complied. The UCLA Athletic Department reported:
The Pac-12 Conference was sensitive to UCLA's concerns with the clip used in the league's commercials and sizzle reels illustrating rivalries and is re-editing those assets to remove the clip.
The Pac-12 pulled the clip from its website and won't be showing it on broadcasts until it's changed. Bruins Nation claimed credit for this victory with its headline "Under Pressure From Bruins Nation, Pac-12 Removes Online/TV Ad Offensive to UCLA."
Personally, I hope the new clip will simply be footage of the Trojan plunging his sword into the Coliseum, which he does six times a year. If the Pac-12 takes out the Trojan entirely, will Conquest Chronicles lead a fax campaign against Pat Haden?