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 Esskay was there..., for the Ripken years.
Bark
Posted: Aug 27 2007, 06:57 PM





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Does anyone else think these commercials are absurd and completely pointless.

If you haven't heard them on the radio they go something like this (I am not making this shit up).

1. Esskay was there, *we were there*, for the Ripken years. From a rookie to a legend, we followed his amazing career. "I was given the opportunity to endorse several products. Of course I was approached to do the hot dog ad and the milk ad, but I was also asked to do an underwear ad. You know, it wasn't by chance that I chose the milk and the Esskay because those were more comfortable. " Esskay was there.......

2. Esskay was there...... "People ask me what it was like to play with my brother. At the time I didn't think much of it.... I guess looking back it was kind of special" Esskay was there....

Ok seriously how does this sell hot dogs and/or make him sound like a great person? I wonder if they were going for something like the Burger King ads where they create word of mouth by way of people's disbelief and curiousity.

(Now I am totally making this shit up)

Here are the next two Ripken spots:

1. Esskay was there...... "I remember the day I ended my streak. Kelly wanted to try something new the night before and made this curry dish for dinner. Needless to say I had to put a trapdoor on the back of my uniform that day." Esskay was there.....

2. Esskay was there...... "I remember when I lost my virginity. It was during an away game and Larry Sheets was looking pretty good. Esskay was there....

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stanhouse
Posted: Aug 27 2007, 07:22 PM





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LOL

I've been annoyed for years by those radio spots (old and new versions).

"2. Esskay was there...... "I remember when I lost my virginity. It was during an away game and Larry Sheets was looking pretty good. Esskay was there...."

Maybe this explains Cal's later friendship with Rafael Palmeiro. Both he and Sheets had that debonaire moustache.
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Bark
Posted: Aug 27 2007, 08:04 PM





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QUOTE (stanhouse @ Aug 27 2007, 08:22 PM)
Maybe this explains Cal's later friendship with Rafael Palmeiro. Both he and Sheets had that debonaire moustache.

I'd love to make fun of the 80's Tom Selleck type mustaches, but I'll be damned if I can grow one that awesome. embarassed.gif
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osfan58202233
Posted: Aug 28 2007, 12:55 AM





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ugh...now i've got that song in my head...hope it's gone when i wake up, tho i guess it could be worse


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Puma170
Posted: Aug 28 2007, 07:39 AM


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I was talking about these spots with a friend the other day and we both agreed that we would love to see them run alot differently.

How about instead of the stupid jingle they simple say "Here is another Ripken Baseball Moment." Then they play the original radioi call from some great moment and then Cal shares his memories of the event.

I would much rather hear Jon Miller and Cal talk about these things.

PUMA


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Career200
Posted: Aug 28 2007, 08:53 AM


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These ads are like nails on a chalkboard to me. I change the station for about 30 seconds when it is on.


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osfan58202233
Posted: Aug 28 2007, 12:50 PM





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and as predicted, i wake up today with that song in my head....acchhh laugh.gif

i love your idea puma...they've got a booth on Eutaw where they give away stuff; you should tell one of em next game you're at.


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Jupitertoo2
  Posted: Aug 28 2007, 09:13 PM





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((((((Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh)))))))))) IF I EVER HEAR THE WORDS "ESSKAY AND RIPKEN" IN THE SAME SENTENCE EVER AGAIN.... AND I MEAN EVER as in FOREVER.... I'M GONNA DROP KICK A PACK OF ESSKAY HOTDOGS RIGHT THROUGH...CAL....(WHHOOPS, I ALMOST DID IT.). right through #8's livingroom window. Splat!!

'xcusssse me.. I think I listen to "HFS" 105.7 fm a little too much. Therapy is in the cards. Jupitertoo2 said so.[COLOR=red]


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stanhouse
Posted: Aug 28 2007, 09:34 PM





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Somehow the google image search "esskay ripken" yielded this beauty:

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Jupitertoo2
Posted: Aug 29 2007, 01:15 PM





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Well now..."Mr. Fullpack"... you've found a gem. lol... If i wasn't an Oriole fan..and I didn't know the history behind the "Catch it" phrase.. I just might like this cartoon. Jup-2 said it


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