If Timofey Mozgov has taught us one thing, it’s that big, oafish centers are a perfect fit for low-budget local commercials. So we’re very pleased to see that Spurs center Boban “Not Some Sort Of Odd Thing” Marjanovic has gotten himself into the game.
Yesterday, we learned that Timofey Mozgov starred in a fantastic local commercial in which he wore a backwards jersey and repeatedly looked off-camera, but now we know that's not his only spot. Here's another one with him talking to his "favorite day-time bartender." Timofey Mozgov has a favorite day-time bartender?
We are unabashed fans of awkward local commercials starring athletes, and this new piece of work starring Timofey Mozgov in a backwards jersey is an instant classic. Give the inspired wardrobe choice the respect it deserves, but don't let it distract you from those pained glances away from the camera.
After sharing this Thursday night, many of you shared your favorite weird local commercials with athletes. We've ranked some of them.
You've probably seen a local commercial with one of your area's athletes, and it was most likely awful and unnatural. For me, nothing will beat Dustin Pedroia's cringe-worthy Sullivan Tire ad. ("I don't believe it. It's Jim Rice.") This funny video featuring Scott Hartnell proves that there's a science to making…