March 26, 2004

Random Thoughts from NCAA Watching

POST #    892

Thought #1:
I'm sitting here watching the Texas/Xavier game, it's close, it's great. Did the NCAA really need to mark their court with a huge blue dot that says NCAA? I'm almost positive that everyone watching is aware that the NCAA tournament involves the NCAA. Watch out, we might get the product confused with the NBA, since players are paid...wait, that wasn't the thought process the NCAA wanted us to go through, right? And if they were going with the dot, couldn't they tune down the brighness of the dot? It's almost glowing. Maybe a navy blue dot instead? Where are those Queer Eye guys when you need them?

Thought #2:
I love how in the regional quarterfinals (aka the sweet sixteen), there are four groups of fans representing the four schools that play in one night. In the Texas/Xavier game, it seems like there are plenty of Duke fans present who are cheering for Xavier, since that would give them an easier game in the next round (assuming they win their game). Gotta love that.

Thought #3:
If I have to watch and listen to one more Capital One ad, I'm going to hurt someone. Lucky for them, I'm watching alone. I mean, how is an advertisement with the theme from Dirty Dancing supposed to connect to the viewers that are watching this programming? I assume it's mostly men, and I don't personally identify with the ad that much. It's semi-amusing the first time you watch it, but after about 1000 times, it's rather painful. You know the ad - it's the one where the guy says he'll be right back to his new flame, but hs doesn't come back for several years and she shoves him in the water. What ever happened to the ads where there is something that's about to kill the person with the high interest credit card? Needless to say, I won't ever be signing up for a Capital One card. I wonder how many people actually change the channel when these ads come on.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 9:11 PM



addendum #1:
what is up with the color scheme in the box? it's like a weather map or something. right below the foul line, it's 100°, but at the baseline, it cools off to about 70°. strange.

Posted by: tien at March 26, 2004 9:28 PM

The NCAA Dot. It is so very very blue. It DOES glow.

Also, re: Capital One ads, I like this Bill Simmons observation: "How many more times do we have to see the Microsoft Office guy celebrating in that commercial? 500? 1000? 10,000? Give me a rough estimate so I know whether to hang myself or not."

Posted by: russell at March 26, 2004 9:30 PM

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