Top 15 ‘This is Sportscenter’ Ads at 1:50 – Part 4

Posted: August 5, 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 2 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).

6 – Ocho-BLINK-o – The brightest light in the NFL let’s some of the Sportscenter Anchors give him Endzone Dance ideas. The Best line without a doubt was, “BOOYAH…hah…..booNO.”

5 – The WiFi Password – Matty Ice has the privilege of setting the password that Josh Elliot tries to get from him. Nice cadence.

4 – The Throne – Classic chair switch in an office setting, except this time it’s a bit more obvious than another real-world situation for King James.

Bonus Ad – Sportscenter Sayings – This is just absolutely hilarious…no other way to describe it.


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View the previous three TIS Ads: Here

View the next three TIS Ads: Here

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