Detroit Pistons Reinforce Sporting Mentality Stereotypes

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In what has to be the worst sports team promotion ever created in the history of sports team promotions, the Detroit Pistons are out with a video promoting Guy's Night Out. Complete with horrible acting, cheesy music, ridiculous copy and infomercial-style visuals and supers, does nothing but cement outdated stereotypes of sports-crazy idiots and their bitchy, whining wives.

One can only hope the goal of the work was to create something so horrific, it would achieve "so-bad-it's-good" status. If that's the case, though well-intentioned, the creators have failed miserably.

by Steve Hall    Nov-25-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Video, Worst   

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A link might be nice.

Posted by: MattM on November 25, 2008 12:24 PM

To be fair, the Pistons are also hosting numerous Girls Night Out games this season. While I would go to a Pistons game without any promotions, I was able to get five of my girl friends to come because of the affordable price ($30) and that the promotion came with a martini glass, $8 gift card, and a chance to meet and greet with a player afterwards. Plus, we get to see the Boston Celtics.

I can't speak for the ad itself (as I haven't seen it), but the Girls Night Out promotion did get five of my friends to go to a game when they never would have otherwise.

Posted by: Christy Hammond on November 25, 2008 12:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fojl7GRfUwQ

Posted by: Rich on November 25, 2008 12:39 PM

Thanks, Rich. I somehow forgot to add the link to the story. It's now part of the story. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Steve Hall on November 25, 2008 1:00 PM

This spot made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. You'd think that a sports team would be able to come up with some decent, creative stuff, but I've been proven wrong.

Posted by: ChicagoSleen on November 26, 2008 8:15 PM







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