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Friday, April 8, 2011

Go To Hell, New Era

Is the New Era cap company owned by NBC (which is now owned by Philadelphia-based Comcast)? I saw this ad a little earlier while watching the Yankees and Red Sox on MLB Network. It features two NBC sitcom stars, Alec Baldwin of "30 Rock" and John Krasinski of "The Office." trash-talking via phone about their teams. Baldwin is a Yankees fan, while Krasinski is a Red Sox fan. I don't know if these two are actually fans of those teams or are merely spouting lines because they were paid, but they're talking trash in the ad. But Baldwin's reply to Krasinski's opening jab (about Cliff Lee) is a shot at Philadelphia...

Time for another Public Service Announcement. Here's something to remember when you're buying baseball caps: if it says "New Era" it's most likely a cheaply-made, poorly-fitting piece of crap.

1 comment:

canmark said...

I think the commercial itself is good, but the Philly jab is totally unnecessary. They're supposed to be putting down each other's city, not a third city that has no one to defend it. May there'll be a follow-up commercial where a Philly fan (you, perhaps?) puts Beantown and the Big Apple in their place.