Monday, August 10, 2009

AiAA: Subway feat. CC Sabathia and Johan Santana




"Hey, ZZ [sic]…" Honestly, I could watch this commercial a million times and never tire of it. New York's pair of preeminent pitching talents admiring the majesty of two foot-long phallic symbols…and, that's just scratching the surface.

Santana's stilted Skinemax delivery just kills me. Why did the producers even bother to cast Sabathia? Please tell me Johan Santana does regular local commercial work and/or bad 10-second promos for drive-time New York sports radio.

It's too bad CC Sabathia couldn't mimic Santana's pretend passion. Listen to the fat man's "Yeah, it's 'playing-in-the-Majors' big" line. It comes off like a question delivered by someone who's half-asleep. Let's hope he's not mailing in performances like this during the Yanks' pennant drive.

Finally, whoever wrote the "…beating you-know-who" lines…I mean, really. It's safe to say your blood feud rivalry has become a two-team caricature of itself when used to move mediocre fast food. And, what team could Santana possibly be talking about? Atlanta? Philadelphia? Do the Mets even have a mortal enemy? 20 years ago, their biggest rival was the Pittsburgh Pirates. Are those two teams cool with each other now?

Hey, look! Joe Torre and Willie Randolph, too!


8 comments:

SHough610 said...

"And, what team could Santana possibly be talking about? Atlanta? Philadelphia? Do the Mets even have a mortal enemy?" Really, Cam? You HAD to expect me to respond.

Yes, the Mets have a mortal enemy; it's the team that's kicked their asses for two years straight. Mets fans hate Phillies fans and vice-versa.

That Bootleg Guy said...

Yeah, I figured as much, but is this Phillies v. Mets thing a product of recent history? I mean, I was serious about the Pirates/Mets wars between 1988-92. Later, I thought it was the Braves who beefed with the Mets most.

Would two years really qualify the Phillies for "beating you know who" status?

KrilDog said...

Still not as brutal as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpw-dJinzK0

Tom said...

Mets fans hate Phillies fans and vice-versa.

It's not the Phillies. Phillies/Mets should be a good rivalry, but the teams are never been good at the same time. Mets rivals are more the Cardinals (if you grew up in the 80s) and the Braves (90s). And, really, the Phillies didn't do much to keep the Mets out of the playoffs last year -- the Braves did.

Most of the hatred of the Phillies fans is carryover hate from the Eagles. No fanbase translates limited success in to more arrogance than Eagle fans..... except maybe Cowboy fans.

SHough610 said...

"No fanbase translates limited success in to more arrogance than Eagle fans..... except maybe Cowboy fans."

Actually, we tend to be a more fatalistic bunch (think pre-2004 Boston Red Sox).

You're actually right about the carryover hate; I just hate all New York sports teams.

And for the arrogance department try Giants fans. Though they may qualify more for front-runner status.

Tom said...

And for the arrogance department try Giants fans.

Except the Giants occasionally do things like, you know, succeed.

SHough610 said...

I think the Santana "you know who" being the Phillies comes from the comments in 2007 and 2008. In 2007 Jimmy Rollins said we were the team to beat, in 2008 Carlos Beltran said they were the team to beat.

That Bootleg Guy said...

Kril...that will haunt my dreams for weeks. Jesus.