Top 5: Commercials that Need to Go Away
At the beginning of each baseball season, everything is new and exciting, especially the commercials played on FSOhio during the games. After all, who can forget JTM’s epic musical featuring Bronson Arroyo, Chris Welsh, and a single tear?
This season has been one where you never know what you can expect from the Reds. Some of these games have been so dismal that you’d rather watch the commercials than the actual game. Here are Rockin’ Redlegs Top 5 picks for commercials that are overplayed, annoying, or just need to go away.
5. Miller High Life Supports the Troops
I’m all about supporting the troops and veterans, and this is a really good thing that Miller High Life is doing. But if I have to hear that delivery guy shouting about bottle caps and pull tabs one more time at an unidentified sporting event, I’m going to go crazy. The worst part is that awkward dude sitting next to the delivery guy at the very end of the commercial. It makes me so uncomfortable every time.
4. Leinenkugel’s Tribute to Cincinnati
At first, I loved this commercial. I thought, “Hey, that’s awesome! They love the Reds and know about Cincinnati things all the way out there in Chippewa, Wisconsin!” But, after hearing that guy say “foontain squair,” “Moont Lookoot,” and “Moont Adams” a million times, I’m ready for that commercial to be pulled off the air completely.
3. The JTM Chef
We get it. JTM offers quality food solutions for my restaurant, school, or military. The problem is that there is a pretty small market for that – I don’t own a restaurant, school, or military branch. And, out of all the people I do know, only one person actually does own one of those things. Maybe I’d feel differently if the JTM chef were a jacked 6’4″ guy cooking with his shirt off, or if Ramon Hernandez popped in at the end there and ate the food. That’s not the case.
2. Jay Bruce’s Penn Station Commercials
Just buy him some subs!
Speaking of Cincinnati Reds eating food in commercials, I searched high and low to find a video of Penn Station’s most recent genius ad campaign, but unfortunately came up with nothing. For those who haven’t seen it (and I’m sure you have,) there is a series of commercials featuring Jay Bruce awkwardly eating, pimping, and creepily smiling about Penn Station’s delicious East Coast subs. His generic red ringer tee that simply says, “CINCINNATI” is the icing on top of the awkward cake.
1. Serious Lawyers for Serious Injuries
These Elk and Elk guys are everywhere, and I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love their combovers and I’m sure they’re very competent attorneys, but they also are fuel for my nightmares.
So are there any honorable mentions I’m forgetting?