Ford Ranger, Tougher than the NFL: Throwback Thursday

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Ford Ranger was the official truck of Super Bowl XXXIII, highlighted by these three commercials.

This week’s “Throwback Thursday” video comes to us from the Classic Car Channel on YouTube and it features a trio of commercials for the Ford Ranger from the 1990s. With the midsized pickup serving as the official truck of the National Football League’s Super Bowl XXXIII, it was the star of these humorous commercials.

Locker Room Talk

In the first short commercial, a group of football players are showing after a game and we see that one of the players is rinsing off clumps of mud and grass. It turns out that the player in question was a blue Ford Ranger.

Ranger in the Show

Playing the D-Line

In the second short commercial, an offensive lineman from the Dallas Cowboys lines up, talking trash against his competition. As the camera spins around, we see that the attacking player on the defensive line is the blue Ranger from the first commercial.

Imagine the Roughing the Passer penalty handed out when you run over the quarterback with a small truck.

Open in the End Zone

In the final commercial, we learn that the Ranger plays for the Detroit Lions, which is fitting, with the Ford family owning the Motor City’s football team.

This commercial begins with the beginning of an offensive play by the Lions. As the quarterback drops back in the pocket, a coach on the sidelines screams about someone being open downfield. The camera pans to the end zone, where the blue Ranger is parked with all four of its doors wide open.

Ranger in the End Zone

All three commercial end by reminding us that the Ford Ranger was the official truck of Super Bowl XXXIII, in which the Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34 to 19.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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