After a Ferndale recycling company gained national recognition for destroying a Ford Bronco before the 2014 Super Bowl, owners Brian and Lisa Parberry knew they needed an encore this year.
With the Seattle Seahawks set to play New England in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, Scrap-It recycling service concocted its own “Legion of Boom” and hired a Bellingham video production company to capture the explosive moment it destroyed a “Patriots” bus.
Scrap-It crews painted a shuttle bus in blue and red and added a Patriots logo on the doors. They also painted the words “Legion of Boom” on a wrecking ball and set up some pyrotechnics to go off at the moment the “Patriots” bus was destroyed in the company’s yard.
The company’s shear — a giant metal scissors that employee Tobias Campeaux painted with the Seattle Seahawks logo — made an encore and helped rip apart the bus. A blue-and-green claw then grabbed the heap of metal and dumped it into a designated “Hawks Nest.”
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A video of the Scrap-It shear ripping up the Bronco was replayed on Seattle TV stations and ESPN before last year’s Super Bowl. It proved a good omen, as the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 43-8.
At a video shoot Wednesday, Jan. 28, Chad DeRosa of Chad DeRosa Photography recorded this year’s Super Bowl-inspired event. The video was released Friday on Scrap-It’s YouTube channel.