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ESPN drops ill-advised ad campaign

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PeteyPirate, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I don't know, I think this one had some potential (click link for a full accounting).


  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Could it be any worse than the one where the Tennessee fan was carrying a pig?
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Q: How do you get a Marquette graduate off your porch?

    A: Pay him for the pizza.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Vince Doria defended the ad....
  5. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    How do you know a toothbrush was invented in Kansas?

    Because if it was invented anywhere else, it'd have been called a teethbrush. :)
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Unreal ... someone needs to lose his job.
  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Ha. They spelled it PERDUE in the memo section.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think the spot had some potential, not for a commercial, but for an SportsJournalists.com thread.
    Texas: Dude with blonde highlights, baseball cap backward, puka necklace and two polo shirts on.
    Arizona: Overly-tanned female with overly-blond hair and overly-whitened teeth.
    Indiana: A whimpy-guy who thinks he's tough, talks a lot about the "old" days. Routes call center calls through his cell phone.
    Florida: Doesn't know anything about basketball, spends most of his time talking about the awesomeness of Tim Tebow.
    Kentucky: When not on the call-center phones talking up UK basketball or the anti-Christ that is Rick Pitino, gets into heated argument with Temple guy about students who "obviously" only got into college because of affirmative-action.
    Mid-Major guy: He's the guy who is the second "E" of the body-painting crew who spell out "Sportscenter" - he's seen after the big win over Iowa storming the court jumping into the camera range and surprised the chicks don't flock to him.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Of course, according to that memo, Gonzaga is the only college basketball team out West. I wanted the stereotypes for UCLA, dammit!
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Big, blonde and dumb.

    That about do it?
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you're going to be tasteless and dumb at least be funny, ESPN!
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    That horse sailed a long time ago. ::) ::)

    Maybe they had specific casting in mind:


    Incidentally, there's about half-a-dozen other spelling errors scattered through the memo. ::) ::)

    How do you get jobs in advertising?? I mean, is it easy for idiots to get jobs?
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