One Of The Funniest S#*$r B$@l Ads You'll See This Year Makes Fun Of NFL Trademarks

from the big-game-or-whatever dept

It's almost that time of year again, when many of us lesser beings will gather together to watch super-human men on all manner of PEDs and deer antler urine sprays smack each other around while an oblong leather ball sits somewhere in the background. We’ll leap for the pizza and chili like salmon during mating season while, between whistles, obligatory commercials with Avatar-like production budgets glow at us. That’s right sports fans, it’s [editor redacted] time!

Wait, hey! What the hell? I said it’s [editor redacted] time! Oh, come on. I can’t say [editor redacted]? Fine, what about a euphemism, like [editor redacted]? No, can’t say that either? Maybe [editor redacted]? Damn it, this is stupid. I’m talking about something that rhymes with “Pooper Hole” (heh, got you, editor!).

Fortunately for our entertainment sensibilities, Samsung decided this year to combine a distaste for trademark stupidity and our concept of advertising being content in this gem of a spot.

Pictured: million dollar passive aggression

Yes, Samsung has decided to do a game-that-shan’t-be-named commercial making fun of how the NFL is overly aggressive with their trademarks. I’d call Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd’s delivery “brilliant”, but that’d be like referring to Natalie Portman as “mildly attractive”, and even I have some damned sense, people. The NFL likes to toss around a great deal of words and pretend like they’re true even when they’re not, especially when it comes to trademarks. This spot uses the absurdity of it all to highlight how aggressive they are. Maybe it will even open up an eye or two to the silliness of the ever-growing permission culture.

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Danny (profile) says:

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Very true.

If you ever wondered what a young Andy Griffith did to merit having a TV show named for him, this is one of two things that made him famous (the other was a dark movie role of a smooth southern con man in the big city).

The routine is every bit as good as George Carlin’s comparison of football to baseball.

Danny (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: Re:

Griffith movie was “A Face in the Crowd” (1957) in which he played a disillusioned drifter (according to Wikipedia). I might have used the word grifter.

In not this in a follow on comment as multi-tasking sucks on my iPad. I’d have lost my comment draft had I tried. Which, I guess is indirectly a testimonial for the Galaxy Pad–the object behind this whole [redacted by editor] commercial post.

/not that Mike ever really redacts anything.

alanbleiweiss (profile) says:

No this is not funny

I hate when something so vile exists that I lose all sense of human capacity to find humor in a parody.

The lengths to which the NFL goes, similar to the lengths the Olympics governing bodies go, makes me want to vomit. That’s how much I get outraged over their abusive tactics. So when I watched the commercial just now, all it did was infuriate me even more…

I’m so fed up with the bullshit.

Who Cares (profile) says:

Reminds me of the world soccer cup

One beer brand had an exclusive deal. So another one shipped in a bunch of women in with a very orange dress (seeing that this was done during the a match involving the Dutch) with their logo on the back.
The amount of free exposure they got when that group got arrested for showing that logo on T.V. during the match.
Ambush marketing, maybe not that ethical but damn fun to watch (if properly executed).

Dark Helmet (profile) says:

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“Ah, it’s that time of year when every writer who doesn’t like football feels compelled to make self-righteous comments about anyone who does. Must be Superbowl time.”

As a rabid Bears fan, this is the funniest comment I’ve read in a long time. Your response proves that football in America is religion, since only religion sparks such responses….

nospacesorspecialcharacters (profile) says:

All Americans should be proud of their Pooper Hole.

It’s such a shame I am not in the US even though I was aiming for it, I’m going to miss the Pooper Hole.

I gather there is nothing quite like getting together with several burly men, to celebrate and watch a Pooper Hole.

I know Americans get very excited about their Pooper Hole, is very important to them and they like the idea of sharing their Pooper Hole with all their friends and family.

I understand that a lot of people put a lot of things into the Pooper Hole in order to make it wide and accessible to a large audience. A lot of money is also put in the Pooper Hole. Let’s hope all that cash doesn’t make it a dirty Pooper Hole game.

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