When did FSN start putting these ads up behind the goals? How annoying. Sorry if this was brought up before but i never really noticed them or if its a new thing.
also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
Not a big fan personally.
Ya it looks horrible and very cheap for the Red Wings image.
You know it's a fail when the ad is for Spartan anything. Beyond the brand, the placement and introduction of these ads really blows. I realize we are all trying to be creative in this environment, but this one is a little too much.
I hate it and will never watch the Red Wings again. Go Sharks.
it's being broadcast nationally on NHL Network
If this is on nationally, isn't Spartan Stores a regional brand? Maybe the virtual ads are channel specific?!? Not a fan of them.
Blacked out for me on Directv. Still this is ridiculous.
Took me a while to figure out what the heck was going on!! I thought for sure the first ad would be for Belle Tire though. Belle Tire!!
It took me a while to realize they were digital. Maybe because I don't have HD or because I'm an idiot. I don't think they look bad. I don't think they look great either... but they're not bad.
Tonight was the first night I can remember that the Wings have done it. I remember the first game of the season the Rangers had it on and I thought it was a real advertisement on the glass at first. Pretty much every NHL team has been doing this throughout the year.
Personally, it annoys me because I keep looking at the ad on the glass instead of watching the play.
"Pretty much every NHL team has been doing this throughout the year."
I don't think so. I watch a lot of hockey and have only seen it a handful of times.
I have NHL Center Ice and see it most of the time I tune into a game.
Just tuned in to the game this evening and noticed this for the first time. Ugh. Apparently the ads around the boards aren't enough. Makes me want to avoid Belle Tire.