plenty of news about the Blackhawks and Bruins and contracts this week, which you don't get here, you get that at other blogs. instead, in honor of this news, I present something that doesn't have anything to do with any of those players, and well, you might have seen these already but no one's put them together to compare and contrast...
first up, it's Milan Lucic; I first saw this at According to Cameron Frye, who also has the recent low-budget Shawn Thornton commercial posted. I'd do a screenshot of the great fake video game in here, but you'll just have to watch:
now, seen too many places to remember where I saw it first, but I'll just randomly link to Ms. Blackhawks because she finds and posts more Hawks videos than anyone, Niklas Hjalmarsson does an ad for the Blackhawks and IKEA:
now, I like both of these, but I prefer the Boston ads. I am jealous the Bruins do fun low-budget local stuff and the Hawks...well, promoting IKEA, and Victoria's Secret via the "Sexiest Athlete" contest? do those companies need any help?
I wouldn't be bothered by a straight-up Hawks commercial FOR IKEA, but this was product placement in a Hawks ad and seemed a little weird. not that I mind watching it...Chicagoland has several infamous low-budget commercials (Victory Auto Wreckers!)...Adam Burish isn't playing right now, can't they at least get him to do a spot where he punches out Eagle Man?
anyway...I'll throw in something featuring Duncan Keith, a "spelling bee" to see if people can spell "Kelowna," where he used to play. I have a history with spelling bees (long story) (oh, and don't spelling bees actually get more airtime on sports networks than, you know, HOCKEY does? but I digress) so I had to include this one. and due to following hockey, I know my Kitchener from Kamloops from Kelowna from Kingston! well, no, I don't, but I know they're all real places and in Canada.
BREAKING NEWS SINCE I POSTED THIS (who knows when it came out, my Bloglines takes hours to get things to me): the Blackhawks-Bears commercials shot a while back have been shelved due to NFL rules. possibly another post on this later...