There was also Poona Ford that wasn’t included. But seriously, a kid’s name is Lion King?
This post is inspired by this list by Deadspin.
Iconic image for a young basketball fan in me.
I think everyone can agree that John Tesh’s “Roundball Rock” is the greatest sports television theme of all time. The NBA on NBC is synonymous for this theme. It gives everyone the warm fuzzies who was privileged to watch the NBA during that time period.
The praise for this song is well-deserved. It’s catchy, it’s simple but it’s so powerful. It’s not so loud and in your face but it pumps up any fan of the game.
But why do we love this song so much? Is it just because it was the theme during a period where we got to see Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller and numerous other NBA stars in their prime? Or is it because of something else?
The way I see it, at least for me, it had everything to do with the presentation. And we can pinpoint that right to Bob Costas and Marv Albert.
It’s a fun joke the show tweeted out. But people actually believe that it is true. Yes, in the 2005 episode “Bonfire of the Manatees,” Homer was watching a game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. However, that is it. Nowhere in the episode did they predict that it was a Super Bowl. If you actually watch the episode, or read the script, they stated that the game was played at the Broncos’ home stadium. Also, Homer bet on another game later in the episode.
But people decided to run with it as if it was real.
There had been discussions about this for some time. I had heard it but wouldn’t believe it until I saw it happen. I didn’t expect that the announcement would feature so many great things. Is this for real?
As a WWE fan, I can say that what the WWE Network is offering is a dream come true. I’ve always wanted easy access to everything WWE at my own convenience. Not only that, I want to learn more about the history of wrestling. I can watch classic matches that shaped my fandom of wrestling.
I can see old matches of Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, Stone Cold, Roddy Piper and all the legends. I can see classic ring entrances of DX, The Undertaker and even Shawn Michaels coming down the cable in Wrestlemania.
I suppose if you want to portray the image that the headphones blocks out the outside noise, it works. Although I would think that the fans (who are wearing Seattle neon green) would be a bit more civil.
But of course, you wouldn’t be selling and marketing something well if you weren’t over the top, right?
Well, at least one thing is for certain: This commercial alienates the Seattle market. But I’m sure they’ll find a way to make it up to them.