Sunday, January 12, 2020
Another terrible Next Gen Stats commercial
These ads are all so unintentionally hysterical. The narrator is always so nasally enthusiastic as he attempts to convince his audience that we are about to relive a truly unbelievable moment in sports- and that truly unbelievable moment in sports is always just a good catch by a guy who has been making good catches since he was in High School thrown by a guy who has been making good throws for the same amount of time.
And the lame attempts to be a dramatic wordsmith always fall flatter than last week's Bud Light- just check out today's version of OMIGOD THIS IS AWESOME AND WE'VE GOT PROOF ITS AWESOME by Next Gen Stats:
"...the only thing coming for Russell is an 800-lb PAIN BRIGADE!" Yeah, and if that "Pain Brigade" hits Russell hard enough to muss his hair, we're going to see a flag and an automatic first down. Unless Russell stops backing up to pass and becomes a runner instead, I don't think that "Pain Brigade" is going to be inflicting all that much pain..."
"He has to scramble like eggs in the morning...." Um, eggs don't scramble. They get scrambled. Stop doing this. Please.
"Nobody is open, catch probability is under 25 percent..." first, where does this stat come from? We are never told, and nobody I know who understands stats can tell me where it COULD come from. Second, you are telling us that even using your BS non-stats, there's a one in four chance that the catch will be made. How does this justify your breathless hype-fest?
And why we're at it- how does this prove that Russell Wilson is "fearless," again?
And when the catch is made, the narrator roars like he didn't expect it to happen- hell, didn't think it was even POSSIBLE, and tells us "Russell Wilson is a monster" because....he connected with his receiver, which YOU just told us he had a one in four chance of doing. Seriously, calm down, you freaking idiot. I mean, if that's even possible.
Then we get the "cutesy" conclusion, where Wilson is shown at a tea party presumably being put on by one of his children. You do a quick search and find a seriously damaged dunce who takes great offense to this part, but I think it's the commercial's only saving grace myself. Unfortunately it comes too late to save my eardrums from being assaulted by the ridiculously easily impressed loon who narrates the first 90% of this crap.