Looking at the Press release for this one, I’m not sure who to blame. It’s either an original series by Yahoo! sponsored by Bud Light, or a Bud Light commercial on Yahoo! Sports. Either way it’s about as dumb and lowest common denominator as it can come. Two guys pretend to be fans from a team that is facing their rivals that week. They proceed to “invade” the home teams turf. For example when the Pats and Colts played, they showed up in Colt outfits and caused trouble in Boston.
I almost don’t want to give them the link and the three people who will actually follow through from here to there, but for those of you who are masochists here you go.
The problem is that it is so convoluted. It’s the same two guys every week, it’s obvious that the guys don’t care about whatever team they are dressed as. The other problem is that they have a professional team with them. This means a television crew, probably security too, making sure that no one would really attack these guys. My one ex had an Uncle who was a Dolphins fan in North Jersey. So of course he dressed up the kids in Dolphins stuff and brought them to a Jets – Dolphins game in the Meadowlands. Of course they had to leave early sometime in the 3rd Quarter after people were spitting and pouring beer on them and threatening to attack them. The aunt of course blamed the fans, not the fact that they showed up wearing the other teams stuff. So these two guys would probably be skinned alive if they went into a stadium without protection and pulled any of this stuff.
But the ones I’ve seen were incredibly dumb. They were beyond stupid. In Pittsburgh, fans going to the game actually take a barge across the river to the game. Well these guys decided to pull up alongside the barge in a speedboat dressed in Baltimore Ravens gear and flags. They taunted the fans with a megaphone, while the fans were angry. This went on for a good 2 minutes before I finally stopped watching it. There was almost no point to the whole thing. It was a joke without a punchline.
They show up to this “Worlds Biggest Pats Fan” house to pretend to interview them. Meanwhile they had one of their members dressed up as a Colts fan (it was Pats Vs Colts) causing trouble around the house. Meanwhile the woman of the house is wearing a sweater which says I Hate Peyton Manning. I just don’t have words for it at all. It almost makes What If? On Spike TV seem like a legit program.
I just get annoyed when stuff plays down to football fans. There are an awful lot of very bright football fans around. There’s so much going wrong that you can’t suspend your disbelief. I don’t know why the segments exist, as they don’t specifically promote Bud Lite, but they are created by Yahoo! to do what exactly? I can’t see anyone with half a brain recommending his friends to check these videos out. Even if you are a complete idiot, your friends would probably yell at you for wasting five minutes of their time with it.
In the end it’s either an excuse for Yahoo to get a little extra advertising money, or, please feel free to give your answer in the comments, I am dumbfounded by this practice in futility.