Most Annoying Commercial of the College Football Season: Nelly or Pitbull?

Submitted by hart20 on January 9th, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Throughout the college football season, we've sat through far too many commercials during frustratingly long TV timeouts. Some have been funny, some meaningless, some mildly annoying, and some have been so mind-boggling, terrifyingly annoying that it should be considered a crime to play those commercials on televison. When I think of that last category, two commercials come to mind: the Nelly promo song for ESPN or the Pitbull Dr. Pepper commercial. 

If you have repressed your memories of those commercials, you are not only exceedingly lucky but I'm also about to ruin your day. Tough luck. At this time, I'd like to say that if you choose to watch the videos below, your ears will be raped. Also a disclaimer, if you choose to proceed, neither MGoBlog, Brian, the mods, nor I are responsible for the medical fees when your ears start bleeding. You have been warned.





Nelly, you haven't put a song out worth listening to for a long, long time now. Do you seriously need the cash so badly that you have to create terrible music for ESPN? Just go pull a Lindsay Lohan and find the lady version of Hugh Hefner. As an aside, Lindsay, why couldn't you pose for Playboy when you were hot and not rotting from all your meth and cocaine use?





Seriously, Pitbull, who parties under a damn overpass? And partying and dancing with Dr. Pepper in hand? WTF? Is this 8th grade again?  Who gets dressed up to go to a club, goes to an underpass instead, and drinks Dr. Pepper instead of alcohol? What kind of party is that? You know what would happen if someone tried that? The cops would come and arrest everyone for public intoxication, only to realize that no one was drunk except for that weird homeless guy, and then arrest everyone for subjecting their ears to Pitbull. How does he not understand that releasing the same song with the same beat over and over and over again is not making music? The only good thing about that video is the hot women.


Come on! (I had to find some way to link to an Arrested Development video.)


Anyways, fellow MGoBloggers, what do you think was the worst commercial of this otherwise great college football season? It can be one of the above or it can be one not mentioned. Let everyone know down below.



January 9th, 2012 at 1:57 PM ^

Pitbull, and it's not even close, IMO. It makes me sad that I like Dr. Pepper, because I don't want them to see their bottom line and assume their advertising and marketing is good, but OTOH I'm not going to stop drinking it.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:44 PM ^

It's no contest for me. Pitbull has always just annoyed me and I've seen that commercial so many times now that I want him to overdose on Dr. Pepper. The Nelly commercial/song/promo by ESPN isn't that bad to me and the few times I have seen it only lasted what seemed like a few seconds in a transition to commercials. In conclusion, Pit Bull sucks.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:00 PM ^

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/transcription of Pitbull Ad. But seriously. I just transcribed it.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:06 PM ^

Also, not t be a stickler, but you forgot that "now it's time for a one of a kind party."

I hate myself for knowing that.  On the other hand, I now know what that jiberish in the middle of the song was.  And I still hate myself.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:04 PM ^

Pitbull of the two. Worst of all is the ATT 4G commercials, particularly the one of the two office girls. I ended up using the "C" word in front of my wife because of that one.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:46 PM ^

Inifiniti is doing this too... ads comparing the G series to the 3 series. Where both drivers are just douchebags, they throw snow at each other, cut each other off, and in one instance the inifiniti driver makes a giant snowball that destroys the BMW. I don't get it at all. Your neighbor drives a BMW? get your kid to pelt him with snowballs!


January 9th, 2012 at 3:04 PM ^

My dad has a saying: "Our customers are idiots!  If you're an idiot, you can be one of our customers too!"  It's truly astounding how many commercials fit that profile.

And yes, the HTC commercial with the two smug, extremely slappable bitch-women is the worst of the whole football season.  At least the Dr Pepper commercial is mutable.  I still have to look at the horrible smug faces of those awful people even with the sound off.

Blue since birth

January 9th, 2012 at 5:25 PM ^

"Not that bad"?

A marketing campaign that immediately alienates an entire gender and then proceeds to alienate anyone in the remaining gender who has a triple digit I.Q.?

"Are you a man that likes garbage "B" action movies?... Then you'll love this product! If not?... Fuck off!"

I say it's a toss up between the Nelly and Pitull songs. Both make me want to throw something at the tv. It's only going to get worse... I don't see the likes of Immortal Technique getting any air time in the future.

"When you call me, you call me the champ... Of the world" *sigh*


January 9th, 2012 at 3:18 PM ^

/Serious mode

It's because the main consumers of diet soft drinks are women according to their market research team.  They found that men shy away from diet drinks as they are not "macho enough".  So, they decided to create an ad that is completely obvious (so obvious that it's a joke) in it's attempt to capture more of a male market.

By being so obviously sexist, it's generated a huge amount of attention, even among women.  Supposedly 40% of their new consumer base is now women.

/end serious mode

Catch phrase!!!


January 9th, 2012 at 2:08 PM ^

blackout entire town so one dude can drink and eat chicken. also, sprinkler guy ruining one team's season so a bunch of adults can continue drinking beer and eating chicken.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:11 PM ^

On that topic, I've never heard anyone say "the only thing that could make this game better is overtime". No, if M is down by eight with four seconds left, I'm hoping we score, get the two and ND fumbles the return and we win it on special teams. You'll never hear a fan say that the game would be better with overtime.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:28 PM ^

Upon further review, I think you're wrong on both counts here. He's wearing the same jersey as one of the teams, and is sitting with a woman at the bar (although maybe that's some sort of scandal of its own...). Please now excuse me as I try to figure out what went so horribly wrong in my life that I'm sitting here dissecting BWW's terrible commercials, and exposing the rest of the board to this embed.


January 9th, 2012 at 3:44 PM ^

someone with the morals to cheat on his wife would not have a problem being in a sports bar after the sports have ended and therefore would not have any need to plead for the sprinkler guy to cause overtime.

my other beef with this game is that the endzone clearly reads "DETROIT" while the little graphic on the screen reads Detroit then St. Louis. everyone knows that in graphic form, the home team is always the second team shown. i am not sure how they did not catch this and change it.


January 9th, 2012 at 2:11 PM ^

I also dislike those commercials. If I was watching that game I would be pissed. It can't be the worst, though, because it is redeemed by the soothing sounds of a Gus Johnson play-by-play.

Laser Wolf

January 9th, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

Could there be anything blander and more shamefully soulless than those Pitbull lyrics? If he spent more than 30 seconds coming up with that song, he spent too much time. He might as well have "Let's go and do some stuff, let's go and do some stuff."