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Tony Kornheiser

I think we haven't had enough good commercials yet. There was the Bud Light commercial with the auctioneer and the promo for Letterman and Oprah. Other than that, I'm underwhelmed. And I'm very concerned about careerbuilder has dropped the monkeys in suits and ties. There's nothing better than monkeys in shirts and ties. What do those monkeys do now? Do they have unemployment insurance?
Now we have Vinatieri coming out and hopefully the hold and snap will be good enough to allow him to actually kick the ball.
Got it. Best clutch kicker in NFL history and the best free-agent acquisition of the year. If the Colts win, he'll have a hand in it.
Dog commercial: I like dogs. What's this for? Oh, Budweiser. Ah. Now they've got a Dalmation. Fabulous. He gets shotgun on the wagon and kisses the girl. Good.
The Garmin commercial is a spoof of Rodin and Godzilla and theoretically it's a good idea, but practically it in fact stunk.

By Tony Kornheiser |  February 4, 2007; 7:06 PM ET  | Category:  Tony Kornheiser
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TK,

[nerd mode on]

It was a parody of ULTRAMAN.

[nerd mode off]

Posted by: andy millman | February 4, 2007 07:26 PM

What the hell is Garmin again?

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:26 PM

Whoever developed that commerical for Garmin should fired..that thing was aweful.

Posted by: A | February 4, 2007 07:27 PM

I was rooting for Mapasaurus...

Posted by: Bill Lehecka | February 4, 2007 07:27 PM

Mr.Tony, what got opened? we have a bet going. We are degenerates,we bet on anything. this IS Wilbon's America!

Posted by: Kitty | February 4, 2007 07:27 PM

Garmin does GPS systems for cars and runners.

Can't wait for the Mapasaurus video game and Saturday morning cartoon.

Posted by: Chopped Liver | February 4, 2007 07:27 PM

Dave and Oprah looks like it will be the best of the night.

Posted by: DH | February 4, 2007 07:28 PM

We need more commercials with penguins dancing.

Posted by: David Vair | February 4, 2007 07:28 PM

Wow, that punt stunk.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:28 PM

The Garmin commercial was almost as good as their Christmas ones. And the Christmas ones were excellent.

Posted by: ep | February 4, 2007 07:28 PM

It just wasn't clear how far in on the joke Garmin was.

Posted by: Eric J | February 4, 2007 07:29 PM

I think we should have a post-game quiz -- for everyone who actually watched the commercials, match up the ad "concept" with the company.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:30 PM

Ok, that Doritos ad was just wrong and the Chevy ad is nightmare material. OMG.

Posted by: Kitty | February 4, 2007 07:30 PM

I'd rather see Mapasaurus washing Chevys

Posted by: Chopped Liver | February 4, 2007 07:30 PM

Dalmatian, Tony, Dalmatian

Posted by: Chris | February 4, 2007 07:30 PM

Ooof, Topless Guys... Man on Man Kissing... Wow. I guess that's considered humorous?

Posted by: Bill Lehecka | February 4, 2007 07:31 PM

This one looks good...guys in suits being attacked in a forest. Wow! I have to say I miss the monkeys, but careerbuilder came up with a good commercial with guys going over hte cliff.
Now we have a disturbing situation in the checkout line....I'm gonna be off Doritos for a while.
Naked men in a Chevy commercial! This is a GREAT commercial because of the irony of naked men and not women. This is the second great Chevy commercial. They're way ahead of the pack. They're the surprise first-half winner so far.
And it's a total monsoon out there.

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:31 PM


And the Budweiser commercial was some weird version of a Pepe Le Pew cartoon.

Posted by: andy millman | February 4, 2007 07:31 PM

My friends and I always have a bet about when the first chimp/penguin/pirate commercial (bonus points if they are in the same commercial). Careerbuilder has screwed me this year.

Posted by: Beks | February 4, 2007 07:31 PM

I'm still amused by your Completely Naked Man story, Tony.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:32 PM

I didn't like the Snickers ad, the Brokeback Snickers ad. But I do like the topless men washing the Chevy. Because one is funny and one is disgusting.

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:32 PM

look at the rain!! ford field looks mighty good about now

Posted by: j | February 4, 2007 07:32 PM

How does all this rain look in Hi-Def?

Posted by: David Vair | February 4, 2007 07:33 PM

The Snickers ad had no punchline, that was its problem. The Chevy ad was just plain bad.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 4, 2007 07:33 PM

For all the money they spend on the rights fee, doncha think CBS could get a roll of Bounty and wipe their wide-shot camera lens?

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:33 PM

It's pouring!!!! If they can play in the rain, they can play in the cold at FedEx Field.

Posted by: Lisa | February 4, 2007 07:33 PM

Mr.Tony, do you have any friends at CBS that you can call and ask them to either wipe off the camera lens or put on those sheets like they have on the race cars that you can peel off. Please.

Posted by: Kitty | February 4, 2007 07:33 PM

Cameras need wiper blades

Posted by: Chopped Liver | February 4, 2007 07:33 PM

These commercials are the worst we have had in years. BTW, the colts are starting to pick apart da bears vaunted def...watchout Wilbon!

Posted by: chris | February 4, 2007 07:34 PM

Or get a good lens hood.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:34 PM

Cindy, How long did it take you to learn to translate a scotch and wined Mr. Tony?

Posted by: Rob in Arlington | February 4, 2007 07:34 PM

There goes Da Bears' lead.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:34 PM

Do you think CBS could spring for a roll of paper towels to dry camera lens?

Posted by: TP | February 4, 2007 07:34 PM

I'll give you the irony of the topless men commercial. But if that commercial stood alone and my palate wasn't sullied with the Brokeback Snickers commercial, I probably would've laughed a little harder.

Posted by: Bill Lehecka | February 4, 2007 07:34 PM

Hey is Wilbon asleep again?!?!?

Posted by: Matt | February 4, 2007 07:36 PM

Slap-fighting is always cool.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 4, 2007 07:36 PM

Okay - that slapping Bud Light ad was good. Hardest I've laughed tonight . . .

Posted by: PK | February 4, 2007 07:36 PM

How many school kids get detention this week for slapping their classmates during recess?

Posted by: Chopped Liver | February 4, 2007 07:36 PM

The face slap thing might become a disturbing trend that will be banned in schools later this year.

Who knew the heart had so many seedy enemies. I liked that one.

Posted by: Bill Lehecka | February 4, 2007 07:37 PM

After years of deciphering Jason LaToucanfora's writings, TK is a piece of cake.

(This is SO inside - LMAO!)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 4, 2007 07:37 PM

heart ad OK - funny way to make a serious point

Posted by: Joe Hellner | February 4, 2007 07:37 PM

Hey Tony are you Mike going hand out slaps instead of giving dap? That commercial was the best so far...BTW, Mr. Tony how is the JW blue treating you?

Posted by: Slap in the Face | February 4, 2007 07:37 PM

What else should be expected than poor quality of commercials. Ever since the Jackson-Timberlake incident a few years back the commercials, along with TV and Radio, have been progressively getting worse. The FCC has networks and directors alike terrified of pushing the limits or doing anything other than the ordinary, so, that is what we should expect.

Posted by: Chris | February 4, 2007 07:37 PM

I should take this opportunity to announce a serious blog crush on Cindy, AKA Tony's editor. She's the best. If managing the Redskins Insider blog weren't enough, running this shabingus of a Super Bowl day blogfest has put it over the top.

Mrs. Nate doesn't know this yet, but I kind of love ya, Cyn City.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 4, 2007 07:37 PM

The Bears could use Jack Bauer on defense.

I've got to say, though. That whole 'Jack gets kidnapped' story thing is old and played out. Please, '24', come up with something new.

Posted by: Blackaces | February 4, 2007 07:37 PM

OK, the giant virtual monitor on the field is tacky.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:38 PM

See, this is what happened against the Patriots. The Colts have been in a lot of close games this year and they never feel like they're out of it. They were down 21-3 at one point to the Patriots and won. So even with the devastating Hester return and other failures, they knew they were in it.
This slapping commercial is truly awfulNothing is funnier than high blood pressure, diabetes, overweightness, high cholesterol. Any time you can get close to death, boy, that's a winner. Whoever thought of this commerical should be put in jail. It appears to be King Pharmaceutical. They are awful and, by the way, I hope I have no stock in them.
Doncha just know Prince, after the big buildup is gonna be abysmal?

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:38 PM

Mr. Tony

Did you know that the fist bump is out? Crazy. Gotta love the face smack.

Posted by: Carter | February 4, 2007 07:38 PM

Any guesses re: whether Prince will do some old stuff or will stick with new stuff? You know everyone wants tunes from Purple Rain.

Posted by: Chopped Liver | February 4, 2007 07:38 PM

Man, I'll have to refrain from slapping my managing director when I walk into the office tomorrow . . .

Posted by: PK | February 4, 2007 07:38 PM

Wow, what a message to send to other robotic arms. Robotic Arm Suicide is going to quadruple!

Posted by: Bill Lehecka | February 4, 2007 07:39 PM

They're not kicking to Hester anymore. They're not stupid.
GM may lost billions this year but they appear to know how to make a commercial. This sad robot commercial is very good. OOOH! The robot is killing himself! It's for a 100k checkup...when did they get so good at commercials and so bad at cars?

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:40 PM

GM - yeah suicide is a real funny subject - what a loser ad

Posted by: Joe Hellner | February 4, 2007 07:40 PM

I heard the Artist Currenly Known as Prince went religious on us. That alone oughta take all the fun out of his act.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:40 PM

Robot and coke ads were excellent.

Posted by: Blackaces | February 4, 2007 07:41 PM

the robotic suicide commercial is absolutely stupid for a company laying off thousands around the country. Worst SB commercials in a long, long time.

Posted by: ducktown | February 4, 2007 07:42 PM

Colts defense flying around like... like the Bears defense

Posted by: Chopped Liver | February 4, 2007 07:42 PM

If this is baseball, they wouldn't be playing.

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:43 PM

If this is golf, they wouldn't be playing, either.

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:44 PM

What is Wilbon doing in Cleveland, his G-V diverted for that famous pan pizza?

Posted by: TP | February 4, 2007 07:45 PM

By the way, this is a really good game. It has turnovers, it has offense, it has weird plays, it has a 92-yard TD kickoff return, it has rain (second only to snow in making people watch), and it has scoring. 30 points in the first half! A two-point game. You can't ask for more. [And yet Tony is getting sleepy.]

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:45 PM

Hang tough, Mister Tony! We need you!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 4, 2007 07:47 PM

Quick, Cindy, HIDE THE CLOCKS!!! If he does not see the time, he may make until the end of the game!

and can someone please call Wilbon and tell him we promise not to hurt him and to post something.

Posted by: Kitty | February 4, 2007 07:47 PM

Tony, it's not even 8 PM yet! Resistance is not futile!

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:47 PM

Gotta hate Connectivity Dysfunction. You must always be connected to the Internet. If you're connected to the Internet for more than 4 hours, you might be a blogger.

Posted by: Bill Lehecka | February 4, 2007 07:48 PM

Wild Hogs looks like a very bad movie. But the notion of "connectile dysfunction" (the Spring idea) is clever. I wonder if there'll be a Cialis for CD soon. The Motorola ad is nothing. and the more you see of CBS' promos for their other shows, you realize there's no point in watching CBS. [He's just bitter.]
Let me also say this: Phil Simms's tie clashes horribly with Jim Nantz's and whoever dressed them has made a tremendous fashion faux pas.

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:48 PM

Karril has stopped crocheting long enough to cook a flank steak. This is Elizabeth's recipe. Very very tasty. Karril also made a nice fire; we have no fireplace. [What have you done?] I'VE BEEN ON THE &^%^*$^%%(*)& PHONE! I'M WORKING HERE.

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:49 PM

Yet another turnover. That's a clear fumble. That's the Bears' third takeaway tonight....Wait. Let me shut up. Grossman just fumbled it right back. That's the second time tonight that the next play after a turnover was a turnover. This may not be a classic game, but I think we're looking at one of the great ones in terms of tension and frailty.

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:51 PM

Looks like this game's going to be one continuous blooper reel. Cue the Benny Hill music!

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:53 PM

OMG Tony had 3 posts in a row! Way to go Mr.Tony. Still paging Wilbon.

Old man coke commercial very nice!

Posted by: Kitty | February 4, 2007 07:55 PM

These "old guy" commercials are sad.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 4, 2007 07:55 PM

Six turnovers in the first half, three by each team...WOW!
Manning is too smart and too good to give up the ball here. We're probably looking at Vinatieri for a FG.
I'm leaving you at the half. Cindy wants me to come back and talk about Prince, but I won't unless he does something lewd. I like him a lot, but c'mon, he's almost 50 now.
You know what? Urlacher is really great. People who say he's overrated are insane.
Here's Vinatieri, the most clutch kicker ever....
How could never have had a Coke in his life? This is another bad Coke commercial. Coke has been the most disappointing major ad player in the game so far. [They should stick with the polar bears.]
I like David Spade, but I'm sure this new show is terrible. "Rules of Engagement" -- leave me alone.
Vinatieri has waited 25 minutes to kick this field goal. Maybe he'll miss...
Ohmigod, he missed. Adam Vinatieri never ever misses. THAT is a bad sign.
Congrats to Lovie Smith for calling timeout. Now, boys and girls, it's flank steak and red wine time.

Posted by: Tony | February 4, 2007 07:57 PM

Mmm...steak...

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 07:57 PM

I liked that old guy ad. Hoping to be an old guy someday, to annoy my young friends with old guy radio.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 4, 2007 07:57 PM

Good night Canada! Thanks Mr.Tony, you were awesome. Can't wait for the 20th!

Posted by: Kitty | February 4, 2007 07:58 PM

Love ya, Mister Tony. Thank you.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 4, 2007 07:59 PM

Prince + electric guitar + amps + downpour = ????

Posted by: Chopped Liver | February 4, 2007 07:59 PM

Thanks, Tony. Had a great time.

Posted by: Blackaces | February 4, 2007 08:00 PM

Let's go crazy,
Let's get shocked!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 4, 2007 08:01 PM

flank steak? --- I am coming over

Posted by: chris | February 4, 2007 08:03 PM

Can't wait for Feb. 20 at 8:30 AM on WTWP-1500 AM!

Posted by: Phil | February 4, 2007 08:03 PM

GACK -- That robotic arm commercial was AWFUL. For a company laying off thousands, joking about underemployment and ultimately suicide...that's in poor taste.

Also in poor taste, the Coke Great Moments in Civil Rights ad. WTF did Coke have to do with any of those accomplishments? So opportunistic as to be offensive.

Posted by: Bad Taste in My Mouth | February 4, 2007 08:06 PM

OUT OF THE WAY MAKE WAY FOR WALT....HERE COMES MAJOR F'N' WALTER ROBERTS!!!!!!!!!!!

I MAY BE FROM STAFFORD, BUT I AM DAAAAYUUUM GOOD IN THE SACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

YESIRREEEE!!

Posted by: MAJOR FN WALTER ROBERTS! | February 4, 2007 08:12 PM

Tony, where are the keys for the liquor cabinet?

Posted by: chris | February 4, 2007 08:19 PM

Best halftime show, Prince rocks the house but my kids don't have any idea who he is.

Posted by: Larry | February 4, 2007 08:22 PM

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