The New McDonald's Ad Is Bullshit

Whether you watched football or the Golden Globes yesterday, you were likely exposed to a new McDonald's ad that featured inspirational messages ("BOSTON STRONG," "HUG THOSE DADS," etc.) from the fast-food company's readerboards around the country. (We made our own, more honest version of the ad, which you can watch… » 1/12/15 2:01pm 1/12/15 2:01pm

Rape, Murder, Violent Racism: The Weirdest McDonald's Ad Campaign Ever

So 28 years ago this month, McDonald's put together a campaign that would dominate the fast-food giant's advertising strategy for years. "Mac Tonight," a ploy to redefine the restaurant as a place worthy of serving you not just breakfast and lunch, but dinner, too, starred an anthropomorphic crescent moon/Jay Leno… » 12/22/14 1:24pm 12/22/14 1:24pm

Ruben Tejada Leaves Game After Taking Fastball To The Skull

Ruben Tejada left today's Mets-Mariners game in Seattle after being hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker. » 7/23/14 5:08pm 7/23/14 5:08pm

A More Honest Version Of The Nike/Jordan Jeter "RE2PECT" TV Ad

Nike's Jordan brand released a new spot on YouTube today that has sports media outlets scrambling to heap on as much free advertising for the multinational sportswear behemoth and its retiring Yankees shortstop spokesperson as possible. » 7/14/14 12:25pm 7/14/14 12:25pm

ABC/Disney Previews Indy 500 With Creepy BDSM/Milk-Themed Intro

We're gonna assume this is some kind of viral marketing by dairy farmers, but after watching this I think I'm switching to Silk for good. » 5/25/14 12:03pm 5/25/14 12:03pm

Aloe Blacc Proves Beats Headphones Are Shit With Tone-Deaf Performance

Aloe Blacc sings that "The Man" song used in all the Beats Audio headphone commercials. Fans in attendance at tonight's NBA All-Star Game festivities in New Orleans probably wish they had some noise-canceling technology like Richard Sherman or Kevin Garnett, because Blacc's performance there was truly, truly awful. » 2/16/14 7:59pm 2/16/14 7:59pm

Summer's Eve Bodywash Is Not a Threat to Manly Masculinity, We Promise

Because Summer's Eve wasn't sure if their last Cleansing Wash advertising campaign was stupid enough, the douche company has a commercial out somehow marketing the soap as a product that's so great that men will like too. » 1/27/14 3:07pm 1/27/14 3:07pm

The Sexy Sexually-Active Men of Erectile Dysfunction Ads

It’s the middle of the football season, which means it’s the height of older male demographic TV season — which means it’s PDE5 inhibitor advertising season. » 10/31/13 1:35pm 10/31/13 1:35pm

Let's Bro-ify ALL the Woman Products So Men Won't Feel Like Pussies

We've covered at length the ways in which traditionally "male" fields and products (like pens!) are targeted at women: we ladies, weeping flowers that we are, are often offered a sanitized, delicate — often pink — version of a traditionally male product. The reverse situation is just as telling: when traditionally… » 7/25/13 11:47am 7/25/13 11:47am

Yankees Using Mark Teixeira's Sweat To Sell Pricey Legends Seats

The sales world is full of creepy pitches, but this one we got from a Yankees ticket rep hawking $1,000 Legends suite seats is especially weird. Have you ever wanted to be so close you could floss Robinson Cano's smile? (No.) » 6/21/13 2:00pm 6/21/13 2:00pm

Comcast SportsNet's White Sox Intro Video Is One Of The Worst Things…

Most discerning baseball fans go out of their way to avoid local broadcasts of the Chicago White Sox. After all, that's where you find Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, and to voluntarily listen to Hawk is to willingly subject yourself to the threat of severe brain damage. Seriously, you'd be better off huffing Chinese diesel… » 4/01/13 5:30pm 4/01/13 5:30pm

Nike Turns Michael Kidd-Gilchrist And Other NCAA Hoop Stars Into Stock…

Nike decided to celebrate Selection Sunday by tweeting out a series of stylish posters with dumb tag lines that were made for each team in the tournament. Here's one for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: » 3/18/13 1:40pm 3/18/13 1:40pm

The Fighting Illini Ticket Office Chose An Unfortunate Picture To…

Illinois's ticket office sent this email blast out to its fans early this morning—view the full email online here, while it lasts—as a Valentine's Day promotion. The team beat Purdue by 20 at home last night, and so it's trying to move tickets to its next home game, against the woeful Nittany Lions. That all makes… » 2/14/13 10:55am 2/14/13 10:55am

Kendrick Perkins Is Angrily Demanding That You Buy A Cubic…

Kendrick Perkins took some time out of his busy basketball schedule to star in a Tim and Eric sketch advertisement for a local jewelry store in Oklahoma City, Mitchener Farrand Jewelers—"the diamond guys on May" and your "official" NBA jewelry store in Oklahoma City. » 12/22/12 6:00pm 12/22/12 6:00pm

Maaco's Las Vegas Bowl Ad Was As Shoddy As One Of Their Paint Jobs

Maaco—best known as the place to get your stolen ride resprayed on the cheap—is your of-late title sponsor for the Las Vegas Bowl (née California Raisin Bowl) and, owing to this honor, had prime advertising space early in the game's ESPN broadcast. » 12/22/12 4:05pm 12/22/12 4:05pm

Here's A Radio Ad Using Smooth R&B To Sell Tactical Firearms To Women

The Paul Finebaum radio program is a must-listen on Mondays after Alabama losses, but almost as good as the panicked redneck phone calls are Finebaum's advertisers. Here's one we're told has been running a few months, from Hoover's Tactical Firearms in Birmingham. (That's the gun range that made news last week as the… » 11/12/12 5:05pm 11/12/12 5:05pm

An Online Fantasy Football Gambling Site Is Using An Impersonator To…

When your company's website features a prominent "Is This Legal?" link on its homepage, it's probably in an industry engaging in some kind of questionable behavior. But there it is on the front page of fantasy football gambling site FanDuel, in which we're told that yes, it is legal (in 44 of the 50 states). » 8/29/12 5:10pm 8/29/12 5:10pm

Lionel Messi Tries His Hand At Basketball In A New Herbalife Ad

Okay, so the punch line is kind of ridiculous and would be a clear violation in an real basketball contest. Given the one-on-one game between Barcelona star Lionel Messi and a random basketball player has a clock counting down, we're pretty sure Herbalife isn't particularly concerned with the details of how street… » 3/27/12 3:30pm 3/27/12 3:30pm