Really ESPN? The Jonas Brothers On The LLWS Intro???

Friday, August 15, 2008

ESPN is pulling out all the stops for their promos these days. First they amazingly pulled MC Hammer from his busy schedule for a Monday Night Football ad, and now this. The Little League World Series is underway and The "Leader" has gotten its hands on one of the hottest and most popular bands in the world. No not U2 silly, it's the Jonas Brothers! ROCK!!!

I'm obviously not a teenager, and I'm just guessing here, but I'm pretty sure that they're missing their target demo just a bit with that choice. I mean, back in the day NKOTB was the biggest band on the planet, but there wasn't a male on the face of the earth that would admit to liking them (no matter how cool that leg swinging dance they did in the "Hanging Tough" video was). They would have been ridiculed mercifully in school.

I'm pretty sure there aren't many twelve year old girls watching the LLWS, but I could be wrong. Also, let's take a look at the lyrics of that catchy tune....
I'm slippin' into the lava
And I'm tryin' to keep from going under
Baby, who turned the temperature hotter
'Cause I'm burnin' up
Burnin' up for you baby
Hmmm. For a baseball game? Okay....if you say so.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:16 PM


Depends... is the baseball game being played IN AN ACTIVE VOLCANO???

Heef said...
Aug 15, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

The Jonas Brothers are involved in several Disney projects, hence the cross-promotion

Anonymous said...
Aug 15, 2008, 3:29:00 PM  

the winning team gets to go to Camp Rock!!

Anonymous said...
Aug 15, 2008, 3:51:00 PM  

Kids are idiots.

And I believe it was "Hangin' Tough". Because you get more street cred for throwing an apostrophe in there instead of using correct spelling.

GMoney said...
Aug 15, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

wow espn is putting the two things i hate the most together. little league baseball and disney bands. good job!

when will people realise that theres alot better forms of youth baseball other then little league.

Anonymous said...
Aug 15, 2008, 7:43:00 PM  

Wonder if Dan Patrick watched the opener. We all know about his concert visit to the Jonas Brothers.

Anonymous said...
Aug 15, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

we do?

Anonymous said...
Aug 15, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

can we all please band together and declare that the pouring of the popcorn... RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA NO LESS was pretty badass?


thank you

Michael said...
Aug 16, 2008, 9:41:00 AM  

The Jonas Brothers are just one of several examples of what is wrong with music in America today: Disney finds an act that they decide should be popular. Pretty soon this act appears everywhere. Teens and tweens fall in love with this act. Act becomes hugely popular.

Nowhere in that sequence is any consideration of whether the act is actually talented at writing or creating music.

Anonymous said...
Aug 16, 2008, 11:13:00 AM

Anonymous said...
Aug 16, 2008, 7:31:00 PM  

I'm pretty sure there aren't many twelve year old girls watching the LLWS, but I could be wrong.

If you think they aren't into LLWS you obviously haven't taken a walk around the stadium here in Williamsport. It's like a SEA of tweener girls.

Anonymous said...
Aug 18, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

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