Is there a more popular giveaway in sports than a bobblehead? It's where marketing departments can flex their creative muscles and create a very memorable giveaway that will decorate fans' desks or bookshelves.
This season, the San Jose Sharks gave away quite a few bobbleheads in both ticket packages and to every fan in attendance. With the final bobblehead of the season being given away at tomorrow's Fan Appreciation game presented by SAP, sjsharks.com has decided to rank this season's Sharks bobbles.
6. Brent Burns Camo Suit Bobblehead
The fact that Burns's amazing camo suit bobblehead - complete with hairy beard and removable hat - is at the bottom of these rankings is a testament to the strength of bobbleheads the Sharks marketing department came up with this season.
5. Joonas Donskoi Bobblewaist
In a casual polling of Sharks players by a local news station, it quickly emerged that Joonas Donskoi was far-and-away considered the best dancer on the team.
Which meant that when the Sharks marketing department was brainstorming ideas for a Donskoi bobblehead, his robot-inspired moves had to be featured.
4. Captain Joe Pavelski Bobblehead presented by Solar4America
Joe Pavelski is American. And he's captain. And he captained Team USA at the World Cup. Therefore, he is Captain America, and this bobblehead just reaffirms it.
3. Logan Couture AR Bobblehead presented by Western Digital
This mid-celebration Logan Couture bobblehead is a pretty standard one as far as sports bobbleheads go, until you find out that it has an augmented reality feature that unlocks an exclusive video of a day in the life of Logan Couture.
2. Barbershop Bobblehead presented by SAP
First of all, two bobbles are better than one. Second, it's based on the iconic and hilarious Emmy-winning commercial spot featuring Joe Thornton and Brent Burns. And because all that wasn't enough, it incorporated the AR feature introduced with Couture's bobblehead.
Only one thing could beat this bobblehead, which was…
1. Shirtless Jumbo Bobblehead
The man. The myth. The legend. The… lack of shirt. How many bobbleheads do you know feature a shirtless future Hall of Famer? With this beauty, at least one. Which is why this deserves to be at the top of these rankings.
Obviously, these bobbleheads will be hard to top next season, which is why we're asking for your help to design next season's SAP Fan Appreciation Night bobblehead. Click here to submit your idea.