Top 15 ‘This is Sportscenter’ Ads at 1:50 – Part 3

Posted: August 4, 2011 by mceagle611 in Sports
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When ESPN, the worldwide leader in Sports, aired Sportscenter – the most popular national television sports news broadcast – in September 1979 they had no idea how big it would get. Think about it, when you are having a slow summer morning and you are, at least, somewhat of a sports fan odds are you are going to take a glance at any of their morning broadcasts during that time. In order to publicize the show in 1994, they debuted a new series of advertisements now commonly known as “This is Sportscenter” ads (it is the slogan that appears at the end of every one of the commercials). So I saw one of the ads on ESPN the other day and wondered to myself what the funniest “This is Sportscenter” (a.k.a. TIS) commercials were… so I did some research and found some funny stuff.

There were far more than I expected, however, and too many to present in a couple readable amounts (which was my plan). So here on the Eastside Perspective I’m going to show you the Top 15 TIS Ads in order and three at a time; it will be presented in five parts at 1:50 PM (Thus the Title) continuing for the next 3 days, so make sure to check back as I continue the countdown which will conclude on Saturday. However, here is the catch: I narrowed down the 50 or so TIS ads by only keeping the one’s that you need to have a knowledge of sports – dealing with the plot, people, etc., in each commercial – to understand the joke in the ad! Enjoy the countdown (and the bonus ad below each threesome).

9 – The Brett Favre System – Paul Revere reveals whether or not Brett Favre will retire.

8 – An Arnold Palmer for Arnold Palmer – One of the greats fixes himself his own drink…and it’s perfect.

7 – Soccer Flop – Yes this is supposed to represent how every single soccer player gets tapped and then they pretend like they just got shot. The beautiful thing about this is that it can, also, represent the strategy of the Duke Blue Devils – shout-out to all my Carolina Fans!

Bonus Ad – Crokey! – Simply Steve Irwin at his best. While trying to get on Sportscenter he comes across the UF Mascot and they get in a tangle. He will be missed, you can call this a tribute to the renown Crocodile Hunter.


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View the previous three TIS Ads: Here

View the next three TIS Ads: Here

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