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    Its Freakin HammerTime!!! C_Heath's Avatar
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    Merged: All the Versus Commercial threads

    You guys ready for a Solid Month of these Bogus Commercials?

    My god, last year I was sick of them.

    And that guy running over the wood with the nail in it and the scene froze as he got out to explain how his tires was da bombs! "Well, I guess Ill be on my way"


    aaaackk

    lol

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    F F W D & D V R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzlobo View Post
    F F W D & D V R
    Yup

    Even better is a DVR that strips out the commercials

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    Jeez, I can't hardly wait! (roll eyes) Don't forget the Honda motorcycle commercial where the guy sprouts giant red wings & flies up out of the traffic tunnel or the never-ending promos for those lame MMA fighting events, etc.

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    Saab: Born from jets

    A failed marketing gimmick to try to inject some testosterone into a car driven almost exclusively by upper middle class housewives and guys that are so delicate they make Michael Stipe look like Dirty Harry Callahan.

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    Is it just me? Seems like all the commercials shown during the TdF are products that don't fit the cycling lifestyle. Maybe I am not the typical viewer. I do not have an interest in ATV's with power steering, Tires for people to stuffy to touch a wrench, Motorcycles that give you freedom, Cars marketed to blue hairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper Storm View Post
    Saab: Born from jets
    who the hell did they build jets for, the freaking Luftwaffe?

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    The older I get the better I used to be.

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    Watching the end of the Tour de Suisse, I was surprised to see Specialized still running their Tom Boonen "I am Specialized" spot. This was post-cocaine positive, BTW. I'll chuckle this year when the excluded Tornado Tom flogs his bike during every other break in the "clean Tour" broadcast...
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    ANybody catch the Autozone commercial?

    "At least now when I go to Autozone, I don't have to ride my bike"

    Is there a worse place to run that commercial than on the TDF telecast?
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    It just further proof that marketing execs are comic geniuses.

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    I saw it, they're stupid. The kid would rather pay for gas for some ****box junker car than ride his bike? Bogus.
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    Advertising is very largely revolting--on many levels. Like "reading" history (which includes visiting museums, historical sites, and viewing documentary films), it requires much sifting and critical thinking in order to not simply be propaganda or worse.

    Having said all that, I did like the Lance/Trek commercial right after the (broadcast) end of the stage. Trek's interests are served in touting a lifestyle that looks for alternatives (including bicycles of all types, of course). And as far as I undertand it, it's also a message that Lance himself is fully behind (guess it's nice that Trek will pay him to say what he really thinks, )

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    The Trek commercial was nice. The takebackthetour commercial is already old....kinda like the Mitchum commercials from the past couple of years.

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    What about the small problems of Title & Insurance? Only in maybe Mississippi or Mexico can you just fix the first car you find on the side of the road & claim it as yours.

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    SPOILER:






    There weren't any of those born from jets commercials in today's stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by embankmentlb View Post
    What about the small problems of Title & Insurance? Only in maybe Mississippi or Mexico can you just fix the first car you find on the side of the road & claim it as yours.

    Hey!! That would be Alabama. Just kidding.

    What I love about this ad is the kid is broke so he fixes some old Ford that gets 10MPG. Well this is going to work out well.

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    It was a Gran Torino. Looked like a '75, probably with a 351m or 400m. Total junk.
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    GOOD !!!!!!

    I liked the Trek Commercial

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    The Cervelo ads have improved since the founders stuck to the back office.

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    I don't care how bad the commercials are, I don't have to watch them if I choose not to. I am just glad there are sponsors still willing to put up their cash so I can watch this race every year (and cycling is not exacly holding up their end of the bargain with all of the questionable bannings). It is a damned sight better than not having those commercials, or a race to watch.
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    I love Saabs, although have yet to own one. And I've certainly heard worse taglines than "born from jets". After all, the twelve guys who designed the first Saab (and a few models thereafter, say the 92 through 96 series) were aeronautical engineers. Saab is first and foremost an aviation company. And the car division is part of General Motors, which is why the last 13 years worth are rather vanilla compared to their predecessors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Heath View Post
    You guys ready for a Solid Month of these Bogus Commercials?

    My god, last year I was sick of them.

    And that guy running over the wood with the nail in it and the scene froze as he got out to explain how his tires was da bombs! "Well, I guess Ill be on my way"


    aaaackk

    lol

    Look on the bright side-each Saab from jets commercial is time spent away from the Bob for Enzite commercials.

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    Versus Commercial ... again

    I'll be honest .... it's difficult for me to get through this year's TdF already due to this abomination of a commercial.

    Do they think we all have a cycling IQ of 4? Should we hate the riders who got caught or admitted to doping yet love the dopers who skirted the tests? That seems to be the implication.

    Versus ... we know the current riders are still doping. Stick your foolish message where the sun doesn't shine, and just cover the race.

    Shame on you VS ... shame on you.

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    The Saab ad this year repeats the same line 3 times in each ad.
    They must be shooting for everyone to be 3 times more sick of them than we were last year.

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