TBS Thinks Dane Cook Isn't Enough And Raises You One Jon Bon Jovi

Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm not quite sure when networks started trying to out bid each other for douchebags to do ads for Playoff Baseball, but it's reached a new low this year. Dane Cook has been at it for the past month or more, and now TBS has tabbed Jon Bon Jovi to do spots for their coverage, but that's not the good news.

They're producing a 2 and a half minute version of the commercial to air in movie theatres around the Country....

TBS, home of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Division Series and the National League Championship Series (NLCS), unveiled today a new full-length promo featuring the GRAMMY® Award winning rock 'n roll group Bon Jovi. The rollicking new spot features the band performing "I Love This Town" from their new Lost Highway album interspersed with action footage of some of MLB's hottest postseason contenders, including the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees and more. The two minute 30 second spot will run in its entirety exclusively in movie theatres and select MLB ballparks throughout the country.
Ugh. Thank god Football is starting tonight. You know I was planning on seeing Super Bad over the holiday weekend, but I sure would love to know about some Playoff Baseball coverage that's over a month away! Thanks Jon Bon!!!

TBS Jams with Bon Jovi to promote exclusive MLB postseason coverage (MLB.com)

P.S.- Longest. Press Release. Ever.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:13 AM


It's bad enough that Jon became the "offical musical act of the NFL and Arena Football" because he owns one of the teams. Now he has to ruin baseball too?

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 11:05:00 AM  

Someone told me that TBS Baseball is the same company as NBA on TNT and they gave us Remember the Name, Ft. Minor. IMO we should give this one a chance.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 11:12:00 AM  

There's nothing wrong with Bon Jovi. There. I said it. To put him in the same class as Dane Cook is an absolute joke. Bon Jovi has been entertaining fans for 20+ years. Dane Cook is still waiting to entertain anyone.

GMoney said...
Aug 30, 2007, 3:43:00 PM  

I tolerate Bon Jovi. The Bon Jovi Sports Overkill Issue is the only problem I have with it.

I used to like Eddie Murphy until he made his 9th "fat person in makeup" movie. Same difference.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 4:25:00 PM  

Wow, looking up Dane Cook on wikipedia shows that while he was born near Boston, and claims to be a Red Sox fan, he is in fact a Yankees fan.

It's like his douchebag status increased geometrically.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 5:44:00 PM  

Why would TBS do this?

Better yet, why would anyone look Dane Cook up on Wikipedia?
(j/k Anon 5:44)

Next stop: Bon Jovi sings w/ The Careys!

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2007, 6:50:00 PM  

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