So I just got home from the gym. I have a little time to kill before work, so I figure I'll watch last night's Barstool Rundown and get a quick game of madden in beforehand. Then this commercial came up on Youtube.
I could've clicked away after 5 seconds, but I'm a big hate watcher so I decided to give it a chance. Mainly so I could bash Flacco afterwards.
If you know anything about me you know I hate the Ravens and Flacco like poison. I could talk about how they ruined my 2012 Christmas present by beating the Pats in the AFC Championship game but I don't want to think about that day. Even after winning a Super Bowl it still hurts.
However what these bastards at Pepsi and Tostitos did is arguably worse; they made me for a few seconds not hate Joe Flacco. Where do I go from here? I feel so dirty. Now in fairness that could be because I still haven't showered after the gym, but I'm not here to get to the bottom of that. I'm here to write crappy blogs that my mom's Facebook friends read.
I hate the mixed emotions of not despising Joe Flacco. If even for a brief moment in time in this commercial. Maybe it's because as a former party pooper myself (literally) I understand how it feels to destroy a party (and stranger's home). Maybe it's because I love dry humor. (I was a huge Ron Swanson guy) which Flacco killed in this ad. Yes, he's boring as vanilla ice cream in this commercial but that was on purpose (I think). I love that he made fun of himself with the whole "elite party guest" line. Maybe I was just hypnotized by his perfect haircut (I'll give credit when due, dude has decent hair) But damnit that was not that bad of a commercial for an athlete I hate. Yet again, I am being the bigger more honorable man and admitting that this was not that bad. Congrats Flacco, you may not be Elite but you are alright at making commercials that run a little too long for soda.
P.S. If you bring soda to a Super Bowl party you're a loser....Unless it's for mixies.