Monday, February 15, 2016
This NBATickets.com commercial bugs me so much
The above ad irritates me for several reasons:
1. "The Andersons" are already at "the game" sitting in their seats at what appears to be a crowded arena, so it's likely about to start. This other family is just leaving the house now--how are they ever going to get there in time? It'd be one thing if they lived across the street or something, but the husband says "grab the keys" so I'm assuming they're driving. Just the time it'll take to park and get through the gates alone at a sold-out NBA game will make them late, regardless of how long their ride is.
2. This game is sold out and is a big enough deal that it's referred to simply as "the game" (so it's probably either the playoffs or a matchup with a major rival), but nobody in this family cares enough on their way out the door to grab a single item of clothing that represents the team they're cheering for?
3. This is the worst of all, what kind of moron is this dad who thinks he can't get tickets because the game is sold out? Is this commercial actually from 1987 and nobody told me? Or maybe he's never once been on the internet before until the second his son shows him NBATickets.com?
Nice work NBATickets.com, you just solved an issue that hasn't actually been a problem for decades.
posted at 1:41 PM