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May 5, 2014

Commercials

Filed under: Baseball — Tags: , , , , , , — Willis @ 10:00 am

You know what’s great about baseball (and other sports) based commercials? They’re not all the same. Have you seen one of the 2 different car commercials? You’ve basically seen them all — they either swanky look at our luxury or sporty look at how awesome this car is – it can drive on a train. With commercials¬†that have a sporty focus, they can head to the humor zone.¬†And with that comes tons of potential stories and, therefore, memorable and maybe even enjoyable commercials.

Check out this ad for SportsCenter where a Pittsburgh Pirate Andrew McCutchen leads a merry band of pirate mascots on an office raid:

Another way the commercials can go, is sentimental and remember when you played the sport as a kid:

After you’re done crying, I think you’ll agree that we need to go find some auto maker ad firms and take those people outside and show them what they’re missing.

April 7, 2009

Boston Globe Red Sox Commercials

Filed under: Baseball — Tags: , , , — Willis @ 12:40 pm

A couple friends of mine are 2 of the 3 stars in these commercials for Boston Globe Red Sox Store that will air during Red Sox games on NESN this year. Check them out:


Who is the best Connect 4 Player?

These 2 feature a Boston Terrier watching the Boston Red Sox:

I love the ending of this one:

A Ball Thief is on the loose:

February 1, 2008

RJ’s Predictions

Filed under: Football — Tags: , , , , — RJ @ 11:00 am

I have been shirking my Nerds On Sports duties. There are several factors contributing to this: holiday stress, holiday travel, illness, seasonal affective disorder, excessive alcohol consumption, insomnia, hypersomnia, apathy, work stress, and an inability to find a topic that I’m interested in. In a sense, the Super Bowl is actually a poor topic for me with which to break my hiatus, because I actually don’t care that much about the game.

Football for me has always been a sort of background spectator sport. I unabashedly admit to watching just because my friends are watching, and will cheer for whomever they’re cheering for, because it ultimately makes little difference to me. It’s not like with baseball, where I will fortify myself in my living room, snapping at my roommates who want to watch Grey’s Anatomy. Left to my own devices, I will not bother to watch football games.

Instead, I watch football games with my friends, making references to The Last Boyscout at inappropriate times, yelling out advice like punting on third down or attempting field goals from the opponent’s 40, or ogling the players. (For this reason alone I was sad that the Packers and Brett Favre did not make the Super Bowl). It’s a wonder I get invited to any football parties at all.

So with that in mind, here are my predictions for the big game:

  • I will eat too many nachos and drink too much Guinness
  • Tom Brady will ignore the fact that I am trying to woo him through the television screen
  • There will be a few standout commercials, but most will disappoint
  • The Halftime Puppy Bowl will set a new record for levels of adorableness
  • I will be asked to “use my indoor voice”
  • The Patriots will win

This is the 1st installment in today’s PICKSTRAVAGANZA by the Nerds on Sports staff. Check back on the hour from 11 AM to 4 PM for more “insight” from the nerds.

May 5, 2007

A Bloggidy Linktank

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Willis @ 7:32 pm

Brady Quinn likes to touch menThere is a lot of fun stuff going on on the web. You should check some of it out.

If your wondering about the picture here and what first round draft pick Brady Quinn is doing, I think Kissing Susy Kolber may be able to explain things about the pictures and about his girlfriend.

Or perhaps you’d like to see some Drunk Athletes goofing off and having a good time. The David Ortiz pictures are funny because he has a giant smile when being kissed by 2 girls, but he’s all “oh no you don’t” to the guy.

As for funny pictures, check out some soccer plans for a few national teams.

If soccer and Shakespeare came together, a DC United fan blog has the Starting 11 that would result from such a beautiful unholy marriage.

I leave you with some David Ortiz commercials: (more…)

April 20, 2007

Papelbon’s Hummers

Filed under: Baseball — Tags: , — RJ @ 12:29 pm

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I would like to make it up to you with something substantive, but that’s not going to happen until next Thursday at the earliest. Instead, I present you with Jonathan Papelbon’s commercial for 125 Auto, continuing in the great tradition of hysterical Red Sox commercials. This one, unintentionally so:

I still find in a little endearing, despite the fact he clearly memorized his lines ten minutes beforehand. Paps, stick to pitching, ok? You’re a lot less stiff and wooden out on the mound.

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