Posted by Double M
Turns out I love football. My job used to require me to watch football film all day and now I just make sure that I keep teams happy. All-in-all, it's a pretty sweet gig. In any case, the only thing that makes football better for me is having a stake in it. It can be either be that I'm watching one of my teams or that I have an alternative stake in the game - and since I don't like to bet on football, fantasy football is a great alternative. Because I play in a few leagues, I will almost always have a legitimate interest in the outcome of just about every game.
But I digress. One of the best parts about football is Monday Night Football. MNF is great because I can sit down and burn away a few hours while still getting something accomplished (and to be honest, some of my best posts have been written during MNF). Well, ESPN has MNF and they definitely promote the shit out of it. In fact, their promos for this year just started running last week. You might have missed them because you don't watch ESPN, or, like me, you have been obsessed with the Olympics. Fortunately, for you, I've included a video with the 2 commercials I've seen below. They are actually pretty funny.
After ESPN called MC Hammer and said we want to use you in a commercial, how long do you think it took him to respond? 1 second? .1 seconds? Not very long I guarantee you that.
In any case, since I'm showing you a couple ESPN commercials, here's a couple good ESPN commercials that always makes me laugh. The first came out right after ESPN made ESPN Deportes.
The second isn't really for ESPN (it's for ESPN magazine) but I can't resist posting it. It may be my top 5 favorite commercials all time.
Have a good week.
H/T on ESPN commercials: Awful Announcing