knives of ice wrote:i could care less if people like it or don't. if you like it thats great... people in pittsburgh were dumb enough to think colby armstrong was a great player on the penguins too
this promo started at the first game though before the players came out and they play it each game. maybe i'm crazy, but i much prefer promos before the team comes out that really hype the fans and the team. take for instance the promos during the playoffs last year, or promos other teams run like "this is where we fight" ripping off 300, etc. i just don't prefer a flowers and rainbows sappy promotion and i could care less about a promo that shows "fans" i care about the team. i think the other night was the first time they showed the promo on fsn... your telling me this commercial is going to be great by the end of the season playing it each game? not to mention they play it on nhl network between segments as well.
to me the big problem with that promo is their is no hunger for this season. i think the promo this year should be about unfinished business and being 2 wins away. the fact that we were that close last year but we didn't win while showing the greatness of last year. that there is room for improvement and last year was nice, but this year needs to be better. this promo is the easy way out and the romantic comedy of promos.
yeah, it may be nice for a viewing... but a season long promo commercial? for nhl hockey? have fun watching this sappy promo every fsn game and during nhl on the fly...oh and at each home game you attend.
geez... where is the picture of the team running through the daisies and daffodils ? how about some little kids eating ice cream at the game with their ol' pal iceburg rubbing their little head? those images would seem to fit right in for this promo.
What's interesting, to me, is realizing you've had waaaaay more exposure to this commercial than I have! That can make a difference. You have other reasons you dislike it aside from your exposure to it, but I can see how you could be really sick of it, especially
since you don't like the theme or song.
Being in and from So Cal, I've got Center Ice. Sometimes, I get the Pens feed, sometimes I don't. My cable company doesn't carry NHLnetwork. My only exposure to that commercial is when/if it's the Pens feed.
With my limited exposure to it, I couldn't have imagined how any Pens fan could ever get tired of seeing it. Even though I love it, if I saw it as much as you I may feel differently. I can't say for certain.
I am certain that I can't see enough of it now, though!
As you said, to each his own . . .
. . . and now we've come full-circle.