Found September 06, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Say what you will about ESPN. They’re too mainstream. They steal people’s stuff without giving credit. They protect certain sports figures. Whether you agree with the complaints or not, you have probably heard them all. But don’t you dare try to say the most recent “This is SportsCenter” commercial that the World Wide Leader released isn’t solid gold.
Since he is almost always shown from a straight-on angle, very few people realize that John Clayton has a mullet/ponytail of sorts hanging from the back of his head. The man they call “The Professor” has a hairstyle that has been a running joke among the blogosphere for quite some time now, and ESPN finally decided to get in on the fun. Thank goodness for that. Anything less than a round of applause for John Clayton the headbanger would be a drastic injustice.
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As a staunch anti-ESPN person I have to admit that the Worldwide Leader does some things better than any other network around. In fact, the problem is that they know that very well. Aside from 30 For 30, which is excellent television through and through, ESPN’s ‘This is Sportscenter’ ads have been consistently funny and clever for decades.
The latest ‘This is Sportscenter’...
ESPN does a lot of things wrong. If you read this site regularly, you know that we point them out from time to time.
But there are still many things the WWL does well. The 30 for 30 series certainly comes to mind. And the “This Is SportsCenter” commercial series certainly has been a consistent feather in the cap of the network for a long time.
And so it continues.
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The famous "This is SportsCenter" ad campaign was actually outlined in Jim Miller's best-seller about ESPN as one of the key steps toward's the network achieving world domination because of its brilliance. With quite the legacy to live up to, ESPN has delivered the best "This is SportsCenter" spot of all-time, yes, even topping Charley Steiner...
John Clayton looks like a dweeb. He also has a ponytail that you can see on a windy day at an NFL stadium. ESPN plays off that in this commercial, giving him the greatest mullet ever. This is the best one since the Y2K scare.
We all give ESPN crap frequently (and for good reason), but their 'This is SportsCenter' commercials have always been outstanding. And today, they released what has to be their best 'This is SportsCenter' commercial yet:It would've been an awesome commercial anyway, but it's even better when you factor in that people have wondered over the years if John Clayton...
What can I say about this, just awesome. ESPN does commercials well, and they hit a home run with this one. John Clayton is just ripe for the pluckin’ when it comes to funny commercials.
Enjoy your weekend friends. Awesome video.
John Clayton has always been undervalued at ESPN. Well not anymore. He is going to be so popular once this video inevitably explodes all over the web. Great analyst. Great sense of humor.
Sportscenter has some great commercials, but this one has to be right up there with the best of all time.
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Here’s an ESPN promo video for the ultra-geeky and professional John Clayton.
SEATTLE - It's Friday, so that means RATTLEHEAD is back to fark you up! Zach Mettenberger loses his lunch - literally, and Jeff Tedford and Mike Leach earn their turns too. RATTLEHEAD also puts together a classic UW gif and gives fans a glimpse into the true John Clayton. Check it out!