Monday, June 9, 2008

"It's Looks Like One Overweight Burn Victim...."

And, while that description (which was actually overheard last night when this commercial aired during Game 2 of the NBA Finals) may be a bit insensitive (too burn-victims, mostly) and have gone too far, I think that the NBA was insensitive and went too far when they dressed up these two doughy legends in tank tops and juxtaposed their fleshy, hang-dog faces.

This commercial is far more sad and confusing than inspiring and intense. Who are the ad wizards that came up with this one? And, why do they dislike us so? This Magic-Bird Monster will give me nightmares for weeks and those ESPN Classic marathons of the 1980s Finals are now something to be avoided rather than cherished.


Michael Grandone said...

We don't know if you've caught this yet:

-from your friends at the OV

WWOD? said...

I did see it. Nice work.