Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Quick Reminder/Angelos Rant

This Saturday's Nats/Orioles game was originally scheduled for 1. It's been moved to 4:30.

It's the same situation as with what happened with the Nats game against Philly two weeks ago. Fox had intended to broadcast the game, but pulled out a few weeks ago. Since they have an exclusive broadcast window at 1, the only way the game could be televised is if they switched the game time, something the Nats chose not to do.

It's probably tin-foil-hattish for me to wonder why this is being done to televise the game when it's Peter Angelos' team involved, but when you have these interwebs of ownership and media rights, it's going to create these sorts of paranoid questions.

Still, I'll be there, sweltering in the sun, trying to stave off the clap and other diseases, hoping to not get mugged on my way back to the car. Get In On It, indeed. (If you haven't seen the train wreck that is the city's new advertising campaign, it's online here. Brutal stuff that should ensure that an advertising exec is hauled out back and shot.)


  • That ad does suck, and the FAQs are funny as well... I like the advertising company justifying dropping half a million dollars on their crappy ads as developing the Baltimore "brand"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/20/2006 4:25 PM  

  • So I watched it twice trying to get a tourist prospective and...well it still sucks. It seems that Baltimore has a nice harbor, a fort and a railyard. Maybe some sort of dinosaur museum. You don't get any sense of the sporting teams (and Camden Yards rocks), or what you can do at the harbor other than hang on the docks. The best shot of Camden Yards they could get is ground level from down the warehouse road area? You couldn't even tell they have a baseball team, and football? Yet they have soccer players featured prominantly.

    Worse, with the people singing and dancing the focus is continually on the people and not on the city or the attractions. (and it's not like they use pretty people)

    Worst part of the commercial for me is that the obvious ending, the crowd shouting "Baltimore" doesn't lead into the graphic at the end because the song leaves three seconds between that and the musical end, so you get this awkward shot of two girls dancing. I'm sure something could have been done in editing to fix that, or better yet if you are going to spend 500K make the shot of the people shouting be a crane shot and pull out to see the city. Of course now we're just fixing the makeup on the corpse.

    By Blogger Harper, at 6/20/2006 5:07 PM  

  • Stupid time change. When were they going to tell the rest of us? Luckily an alert friend spotted the change when we were making our plans for Saturday, but it's irritating. Stupid Angelos. I can't wait to get out there and alternately root for the Nats/jeer at Angelos.

    By Blogger DCSportsChick, at 6/20/2006 8:08 PM  

  • Gee, thanks for linking to the extended play remix there, buddy.

    That was like the "Maroone" ad, only bad.

    By Blogger Basil, at 6/20/2006 10:16 PM  

  • The wench serving the beer was kinda cute.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/21/2006 8:34 AM  

  • Almost anyone can be enhanced by the power of beer.

    By Blogger Harper, at 6/21/2006 9:13 AM  

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