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SaltyPretzel
03-06-2012, 09:24 AM
:rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a9kLDdAot4

RedHeadPaleHoser
03-06-2012, 09:53 AM
That's a great commercial.

Just shows Wrigley Field will always be a soundstage for actors, never a ballpark to host a champion.

C-Dawg
03-06-2012, 10:28 AM
I think I'm going to be sick just from watching that...

Vestigio
03-06-2012, 12:22 PM
Good God that was absolutely awful

Shoeless_Jeff
03-06-2012, 12:29 PM
We've all seen that same thing happen with the White Sox... except it wasn't a video game simulation.

DumpJerry
03-06-2012, 12:47 PM
The kid playing the game is crying because he knows this is the closest he'll ever get to experiencing it.

doublem23
03-06-2012, 12:55 PM
The kid playing the game is crying because he knows this is the closest he'll ever get to experiencing it.

ooooooooh, now i get it

Jerko
03-06-2012, 01:43 PM
They did a "white out". Always trying to copy us.

Soxman24
03-06-2012, 03:07 PM
The kid playing the game is crying because he knows this is the closest he'll ever get to experiencing it.


Haha, good one.

SephClone89
03-06-2012, 03:51 PM
The kid playing the game is crying because he knows this is the closest he'll ever get to experiencing it.


Thanks for explaining the commercial for us.

moochpuppy
03-06-2012, 04:00 PM
The kid playing the game is crying because he knows this is the closest he'll ever get to experiencing it.

I assumed he was crying because his team was facing the Cubs.

What would have made this commercial great is have the kid playing the game be Steve Bartman. A great way to come out of hiding. :D:

DumpJerry
03-06-2012, 04:08 PM
I assumed he was crying because his team was facing the Cubs.
He's wearing a Cubs shirt, but he could be a "confused baseball fan."

samurai_sox
03-06-2012, 04:44 PM
Fireworks downtown?

Wiener Circle employees jumping up and down on tables?

The bridges on the river full of celebrating people?

Way too exaggerated.

DirtySox
03-06-2012, 05:06 PM
Neat.

gsang
03-06-2012, 05:18 PM
It can ONLY happen in a video game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVGAfA15U1I

(Note the flying pig at :11-:12, and the Mayan Calendar on the Cubs logo at :41)

chisoxfanatic
03-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Fireworks downtown?

Wiener Circle employees jumping up and down on tables?

The bridges on the river full of celebrating people?

Way too exaggerated.
No kidding! And not ALL of Chicago would be waiting for it! In case they didn't remember, a Chicago team HAS won the World Series in the past decade!

thomas35forever
03-06-2012, 05:34 PM
Excuse me while I go barf.

SephClone89
03-06-2012, 05:45 PM
Fireworks downtown?

Wiener Circle employees jumping up and down on tables?

The bridges on the river full of celebrating people?

Way too exaggerated.

I think that was kind of the point.

AnkleSox
03-06-2012, 05:55 PM
So that's what I saw them filming outside of the disgusting Weiner's Circle the other week.

Foulke You
03-06-2012, 05:57 PM
Hmmm...the Chicago skyline camera pan in that commercial reminded me of something that happened during a real World Series run in this city. Ah yes, now I remember :tongue::

http://www.allskyscrapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/-2341506104463820.jpg

XplodingScorbord
03-06-2012, 06:29 PM
I've always wanted to say, "Dude, what's the score?"

Thanks for fulfilling a young man's dream.

Domeshot17
03-06-2012, 07:00 PM
oh god, are people really bitching about this? The entire point of the commercial was the play on the situation. It was actually an insanely good commercial from a marketing standpoint.

SephClone89
03-06-2012, 07:06 PM
oh god, are people really bitching about this? The entire point of the commercial was the play on the situation. It was actually an insanely good commercial from a marketing standpoint.

:gulp:

Bobby Thigpen
03-06-2012, 07:30 PM
oh god, are people really bitching about this? The entire point of the commercial was the play on the situation. It was actually an insanely good commercial from a marketing standpoint.
The ghost of Hangar lives on!!

bestkosher
03-06-2012, 08:44 PM
the best of the whole commercial to me was the guy cutting off his beard with scissors.

doublem23
03-06-2012, 08:45 PM
oh god, are people really bitching about this? The entire point of the commercial was the play on the situation. It was actually an insanely good commercial from a marketing standpoint.

Oh no, posters on a White Sox message board are harmlessly poking fun at the Cubs... THE HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORROR

gobears1987
03-07-2012, 06:45 AM
Hah! It's never going to ****ing happen.

gobears1987
03-07-2012, 06:48 AM
This commercial shows that MLB12 can be just as much of a fantasy world as Skyrim. I think Skyrim might be closer to reality though.

ChiSoxGal85
03-07-2012, 06:42 PM
:rolling:


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03-07-2012, 07:41 PM
:rolling:


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I saw it on CSN's Facebook page! Two thumbs up to Chuck Garfein.

gobears1987
03-07-2012, 08:34 PM
I'll bet Kaplan had a stroke when he saw that on CSN's website.

RedHeadPaleHoser
03-08-2012, 07:58 AM
I'll bet Kaplan had a stroke when he saw that on CSN's website.

He's probably still upset he didn't get the part of him crying those tears with a controller in his hand.

Chez
03-08-2012, 09:00 AM
Objectively speaking? That's a great commercial.

SOXSINCE'70
03-08-2012, 10:09 AM
Two comments:

:whocares

And comment # 2::puking:

Soxman24
03-08-2012, 10:39 AM
I was watching CTL last night and they aired the Sox version on the show. Kaplan had a good laugh about it.

cub killer
03-08-2012, 02:41 PM
The sad thing is that many flub fans don't understand that it's a parody. That the commercial is mocking them with its exaggeration and camp. Many flub fans thinks its some kind of meaningful piece. lol

Lip Man 1
03-08-2012, 03:03 PM
This sign at the 2005 World Series said it best:

The Bears in 85'
The Sox in 05'
The Cubs?
(only in a dream...)

:D:

Lip

Mendoza Line
03-08-2012, 03:13 PM
For some reason the "So Real it's Unreal" tagline reminds me of that old video game commercial where Sosa says something similar... and proves he's the worst actor in human history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NOtoeI55ls

RKMeibalane
03-11-2012, 10:48 PM
For some reason the "So Real it's Unreal" tagline reminds me of that old video game commercial where Sosa says something similar... and proves he's the worst actor in human history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NOtoeI55ls

:shammy

"High Heat is so real!"

Ironic, since Sosa was anything but.

RadioheadRocks
03-13-2012, 01:40 AM
I just Looooove Science-Fiction! :smile:

thomas35forever
03-13-2012, 01:47 AM
:rolling:


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Excellent.

PatK
03-13-2012, 11:46 AM
You know it's a bad commercial when the Tribune runs an article saying that it's painful to watch

http://www.chicagonow.com/as-i-see-it/2012/03/mlb12-the-show-chicago-cubs-world-series-commercial-is-criminal/

SephClone89
03-13-2012, 12:19 PM
You know it's a bad commercial when the Tribune runs an article saying that it's painful to watch

http://www.chicagonow.com/as-i-see-it/2012/03/mlb12-the-show-chicago-cubs-world-series-commercial-is-criminal/

It's a pretty good commercial, though.

DSpivack
03-13-2012, 01:39 PM
You know it's a bad commercial when the Tribune runs an article saying that it's painful to watch

http://www.chicagonow.com/as-i-see-it/2012/03/mlb12-the-show-chicago-cubs-world-series-commercial-is-criminal/

That's not the Tribune.

TDog
03-13-2012, 03:34 PM
It's a pretty good commercial, though.


I agree. I saw it for the first time last night. I'm not the target audience for the it because I have no interest in playing baseball on a game console or computer, but I don't think it's a bad commercial at all. If in 2005, the Cubs had won the World Series instead of the White Sox, the team featured in the commercial probably would have been the White Sox, as the baseball team with the longest championship drought. Play this game and anything is possible, even if your team hasn't won in more than/almost a century. I don't see why this commercial should bother White Sox fans, other than the implication that the city of Chicago hasn't had a baseball championship since 1908.

The commercial would probably be seen differently if the White Sox were being featured, though. I don't think it would resonate solidly with the White Sox fan base. When the team isn't winning, White Sox fans as a group remind me of the goth kids in South Park.

DSpivack
03-13-2012, 03:38 PM
I agree. I saw it for the first time last night. I'm not the target audience for the it because I have no interest in playing baseball on a game console or computer, but I don't think it's a bad commercial at all. If in 2005, the Cubs had won the World Series instead of the White Sox, the team featured in the commercial probably would have been the White Sox, as the baseball team with the longest championship drought. Play this game and anything is possible, even if your team hasn't won in more than/almost a century. I don't see why this commercial should bother White Sox fans, other than the implication that the city of Chicago hasn't had a baseball championship since 1908.

The commercial would probably be seen differently if the White Sox were being featured, though. I don't think it would resonate solidly with the White Sox fan base. When the team isn't winning, White Sox fans as a group remind me of the goth kids in South Park.

:rolling:

PatK
03-13-2012, 04:11 PM
That's not the Tribune.

My mistake, but I found it on the front page of the Trib's website.

DSpivack
03-13-2012, 04:16 PM
My mistake, but I found it on the front page of the Trib's website.

Fair enough.

Soxman219
03-15-2012, 10:23 AM
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Sockinchisox
03-15-2012, 12:18 PM
I don't care for the Cubs but it's absolutely a fantastic advertisement.

Foulke You
03-15-2012, 01:34 PM
I don't care for the Cubs but it's absolutely a fantastic advertisement.
Keep in mind that this is a national TV spot that is designed to sell this video game to all MLB fans. Who does this TV spot appeal to other than fans of the Cubs? Will seeing this syrupy fantasy of blue clad Cub fans dancing in the streets of Chicago strike a chord with fans of the Phillies, Mets, or Royals? I don't believe that it will. I think the spot would have been better with a little humor injected at the end. A Cards fan or Sox fan shaking his head in disgust at his friend crying over the fake championship he won. All fanbases can relate to rivalries and smack talk amongst friends. Subject matter aside, I just think the TV spot was too over the top and doesn't appeal to anyone other than Cubs fans.

soxnut1018
03-15-2012, 02:39 PM
Keep in mind that this is a national TV spot that is designed to sell this video game to all MLB fans. Who does this TV spot appeal to other than fans of the Cubs? Will seeing this syrupy fantasy of blue clad Cub fans dancing in the streets of Chicago strike a chord with fans of the Phillies, Mets, or Royals? I don't believe that it will. I think the spot would have been better with a little humor injected at the end. A Cards fan or Sox fan shaking his head in disgust at his friend crying over the fake championship he won. All fanbases can relate to rivalries and smack talk amongst friends. Subject matter aside, I just think the TV spot was too over the top and doesn't appeal to anyone other than Cubs fans.

Apparently they had a shot of a Sox fan, but the Sox rejected it.

DumpJerry
03-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Keep in mind that this is a national TV spot that is designed to sell this video game to all MLB fans. Who does this TV spot appeal to other than fans of the Cubs? Will seeing this syrupy fantasy of blue clad Cub fans dancing in the streets of Chicago strike a chord with fans of the Phillies, Mets, or Royals? I don't believe that it will. I think the spot would have been better with a little humor injected at the end. A Cards fan or Sox fan shaking his head in disgust at his friend crying over the fake championship he won. All fanbases can relate to rivalries and smack talk amongst friends. Subject matter aside, I just think the TV spot was too over the top and doesn't appeal to anyone other than Cubs fans.
It appeals to anyone who is a fan of the 20 or so teams that don't have a realistic chance at winning the World Series. It is telling those fans that if you play this game, your team will win. Yes, even the Cubs can win with this game.

doublem23
03-15-2012, 03:24 PM
Keep in mind that this is a national TV spot that is designed to sell this video game to all MLB fans. Who does this TV spot appeal to other than fans of the Cubs? Will seeing this syrupy fantasy of blue clad Cub fans dancing in the streets of Chicago strike a chord with fans of the Phillies, Mets, or Royals? I don't believe that it will. I think the spot would have been better with a little humor injected at the end. A Cards fan or Sox fan shaking his head in disgust at his friend crying over the fake championship he won. All fanbases can relate to rivalries and smack talk amongst friends. Subject matter aside, I just think the TV spot was too over the top and doesn't appeal to anyone other than Cubs fans.

A lot of it is that, only here, on our side of town, are the Cubs viewed as an annoying lot of drunken buffoons hopelessly chasing the horizon, nationally, the Cubs really are the "lovable losers."

aryzner
03-15-2012, 03:36 PM
I think it's a pretty good commercial.

And by the way, this game kicks ass.

Foulke You
03-15-2012, 04:53 PM
A lot of it is that, only here, on our side of town, are the Cubs viewed as an annoying lot of drunken buffoons hopelessly chasing the horizon, nationally, the Cubs really are the "lovable losers."
Sadly, this is likely true. However, I do know that most NL Central teams loathe them. Go on a Reds or Brewers message board and ask what they think of the fans of the lovable losers. The reaction will be largely negative. However, outside the midwest, I'm sure it is a different view. I get the point you are trying to make though and you might be right. I still don't particularly think it is a good ad but marketing is all subject to opinion.

TDog
03-16-2012, 12:55 PM
Sadly, this is likely true. However, I do know that most NL Central teams loathe them. Go on a Reds or Brewers message board and ask what they think of the fans of the lovable losers. The reaction will be largely negative. However, outside the midwest, I'm sure it is a different view. I get the point you are trying to make though and you might be right. I still don't particularly think it is a good ad but marketing is all subject to opinion.

Feelings towards the Cubs in other NL Central cities is a rivalry thing, though. What I have found out West over the years is that people look at the Cubs favorably and hold the White Sox in the sort of contempt that White Sox fans hold for the Cubs and their fans. Of course, some of that may be rivalry too because the White Sox spent so many years in the AL West. But a few years ago, I saw a national bandwagon for the Cubs when people believed they had the talent to get to and win the World Series. I don't believe there was any sort of national bandwagon for the White Sox in 2005.

RKMeibalane
03-17-2012, 11:03 PM
Sadly, this is likely true. However, I do know that most NL Central teams loathe them. Go on a Reds or Brewers message board and ask what they think of the fans of the lovable losers. The reaction will be largely negative. However, outside the midwest, I'm sure it is a different view. I get the point you are trying to make though and you might be right. I still don't particularly think it is a good ad but marketing is all subject to opinion.

Reading this reminds me of this rant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky9Kso9q_Ws) from the 2008 season, during a Reds-Cubs contest at Wrigley Field.

Ironically, the balls were thrown onto the field after an Adam Dunn home run.

Wsoxmike59
03-18-2012, 11:28 AM
It can ONLY happen in a video game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVGAfA15U1I

(Note the flying pig at :11-:12, and the Mayan Calendar on the Cubs logo at :41)

A coworker of mine is friends with a guy who worked on the commercial, and he's a Sox fan, and he threw those digs in at the Cubs as hidden messages.

Also the lone guy celebrating on a rooftop several blocks away from Wrigley was suppose to represent Bartman in exile.

You've got a good eye spotting the flying pig and Mayan Calender. I didn't see them until the guy at work pointed them out to me.

Foulke You
03-20-2012, 05:55 PM
Reading this reminds me of this rant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky9Kso9q_Ws) from the 2008 season, during a Reds-Cubs contest at Wrigley Field.

Ironically, the balls were thrown onto the field after an Adam Dunn home run.
I remember that rant. Classic. Cubs fans are the kings of littering the field with garbage when something doesn't go their way. I remember the huge amount of trash that came pouring on to the field after a game on 7/1/06 with Dempster on the bump trying to close it out. This usa today article even mentions the 5 minute game delay due to trash:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/games/2006-07-01-whitesox-cubs_x.htm