- The Beatles’ musical talent.
- Jennifer Lawrence’s acting ability.
Yes, many things in life are overrated.
People, it’s just sugar, palm oil, fake flavour, and some nuts… let’s dial our Nutella-Love down a notch, shall we?
Sports is particularly susceptible to this, as marketing departments and fierce loyalties converge.
Entire populations become irrationally certain that a particular player is the best, a certain team is unstoppable, or a particular league is the pinnacle of their sport.
But if we drill right down, we even find that particular moves can be overrated.
Despite my well-documented disinterest in both Rugby League and American Football, I admit I’m interested to see the Jarryd Hayne experiment play out.
Hayne, you may know, abandoned the NRL last year (where he was a superstar) and is currently attempting to make the NFL (where he is a no-name novelty from overseas).
You’ve got to admire his ambition and desire… even if it is a dumb sport.
So if I don’t like the sport he played or the stupid sport he’s trying to play… why am I interested in Hayne’s progress?
Because of American arrogance and condescension. It bugs me.
Hello again folks! First up: trick plays in sport normally involve doing the unexpected – lining up in a different formation or getting certain players to play different roles. Normally, however, it doesn’t involve simply walking through the ENTIRE team, but hats off to this team who pulled it off quite nicely.
Last week, we had fun bringing you the 10 Greatest Sports Commercials! This week, we are doing the complete opposite.
There are tonnes of terrible sports commercials out there that try too hard to be funny, filled with puns and stuff that doesn’t make sense. Then there are those that leave you standing there, wondering where your brain cells went. Well, we sacrificed our IQs to go through and rank ALL of them. Ok, not all of them but the 10 worst sports commercials we could find.
Otherwise, Enjoy Yo’self!
Commercials and sport are enemies, right? We hate ads during the game. And yet sometimes the creative advertising folks actually get it right. The right mix of humour, sincerity, inspiration and sport.
We’ve literally studied every single sports commercial ever from a philosophical, historical and meta-theological perspective to bring you the definitive compilation of the Greatest Sports Commercials ever made.
We know there are heaps of them out there and we tried to mix up the sports as much as we could so feel free to disagree (even though you’re probably wrong).
Leave comments on ones that you think we missed and we will amend the article if we happen to agree.
As always, Enjoy Yo’self!
Note: This post is a response to this earlier post from one of MikeOrTheDon’s less polite contributors.
I love sport. I love the theatre, I love the atmosphere, I love the sense of occasion, the triumph and despair. I love it all. In all it’s shapes and forms.
The NFL isn't ALL bad....
Note: This post sparked the anger of MikeOrTheDon’s co-editor. You can find his response here.
It's like a real sport minus the good stuff
I think America is great. I prefer ketchup to tomato sauce. I think basketball is the best sport on the planet and I think three transcendent seasons of Arrested Development completely makes up for the nine soul-destroying years of Everybody Loves Raymond.
But American Football, golden-child of the US sport scene, is hands-down the stupidest sport that attracts mainstream popularity anywhere in the world.