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You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of years without a championship, but what I said was: Give me all the years without a championship you have.
New Era may have just made the biggest popular culture coolness upgrade ever by following up last season’s “The Rivalry” Red Sox and Yankees campaign featuring Alec Baldwin and John “still Jim after all these years” Krasinski with a Chicago-themed rivalry between White Sox fan Craig Robinson and Cubs fan Ron freaking Swanson. Well, actor Nick Offerman I guess, but Ron Swanson.
We wrote about the story when Offerman ended up on the Internet in a Cubs hat, but here’s the first commercial in the series. It’s exponentially more entertaining than Alec Baldwin saying “Bill Buckner” and Krasinski making derp face at the camera. Check it out after the jump, with a Woman Of The Year-quality hat tip to Big League Stew.
Outstanding. All we need now is a cameo from Aziz Ansari as “Tommy Woo-Woo”.
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Just like last season, when two characters from NBC comedies took separate sides in a heated MLB rivalry, New Era has once again chosen to go the same route in order to promote the upcoming MLB season. Last year, it was Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock and John Krasinski from The Office who put their [...]
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Ron Swanson and Darryl Philbin may not hail from Chicago, but the actors that play them do. Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman and The Office's Craig Robinson both grew up near the Windy City, but take opposite sides on the Cubs-White Sox rivalry. In a new commercial from New Era -- which played on the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry last year with John Krasinksi and Alec Baldwin...
This video should require no qualifiers other than the title to suggest to you how awesome it is.
Last year it was Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski debating Yankees/Red Sox. I’m delighted they left the east coast and came home to the midwest for this year’s series.
If the one-liners are as good all year as the ones here, this is going to be great.
Baseball is back and with it...dawns a new era of, well, New Era cap commercials.Last year's batch showcased the rivalry between Boston Red Sox fan John Krasinski and New York Yankees fan Alec Baldwin. This year...the cap company is taking their commercials to the Windy City and feature Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson.Question...what is with only casting NBC sitcom stars in...