On the heels of Ron Stone Jr. getting the movie trailer treatment with his scoop-and-scamper for a first down on Saturday against Cal, the Washington State defensive end returned on Wednesday to star in the team’s latest uniform reveal.
This is a masterpiece on all fronts:
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Whether it’s starting with Butch looking at pictures of Carol Baskin or Stone’s insistence on fire or the reveal at the end that Stone had been usurped by walk-on Ricky Baker ... this is absolute gold.
The video gave Stone a chance to show off his range of acting skills.
Hide Yo Girl RJ
Some of Stone’s teammates also were clearly impressed with his skills.
Is that Rj Stone or The Rock?? Great actor https://t.co/8VibsDJu6k— Max Borghi (@max_borghi) October 6, 2021
I will say it forever we have the best creative department out there! Best uniform reveal I’ve seen in awhile @Rj___Stone is the only actor that could fit this role https://t.co/wzyaUf8iPC— Dallas Hobbs (@Dhobbs92) October 6, 2021
Then there were those teammates who ... well, we’re not sure if they’re laughing with RJ or at RJ.
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@Rj___Stone Certified fool https://t.co/OrphnHrCIT— Kaleb Ford-Dement (@FordDement) October 6, 2021
I’m crying https://t.co/xJ3Ui5sx2Y— BJack (@BrennanJ88) October 6, 2021
An underrated performance in the video comes from Baker, whose stoicism truly is breathtaking. He continued the vibe with his own tweet about the video:
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Anyway, the big point is that the video is fun, and sports should be fun, so we wholeheartedly endorse this lighthearted uniform reveal, which fits in perfectly with the mood of a week that began with a win over Cal. These guys deserve to have a smile and a laugh.