I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen Buster Posey on a lot of interviews and he’s a really nice guy. The impression one might get from watching this commercial is that Buster’s kind of a self-centered jerk, which he isn’t. So I’m wondering;
- Who writes these commercials?
- Who decides which players get to say what?
- Are they out to get the guy?
- Are they trying to make him look impatient and self-absorbed?
To tell you the truth I’m not a huge ESPN fan (still a little testy over the 2010 World Series treatment they gave us Giants fans) and this little spot doesn’t help much. I’d like to see something that represents the true Buster Posey; something like what Amy G. does on her “Buster Knows Squat” series.
I guess we’re all a little protective of Buster Posey here in the Bay Area. I hate to say it but I’d almost rather see him doing some of those Joey Mauer commercials, you know, the Head & Shoulders thing. Not that he has dandruff or anything but it would make him appear more like the really nice guy he is.
I mean Joey gets to smile in all those shampoo commercials, and I’m sure Buster has just as much to be happy about as Joey. Seeing nice guy Buster Posey laughing and smiling on a national TV commercial after all he’s been through. Now that’s a commercial I’d really like to see. How about it ESPN?
- Buster Posey’s SportsCenter Commercial Isn’t All That Great (bayarea.sbnation.com)
- A year later, Buster Posey’s back in action (espn.go.com)
- Buster Posey Thriving One Year After Horrific Home Plate Collision (bayarea.sbnation.com)
Yeah…can’t say I’m a fan of that one. I went to FSU when he was there, and that’s the testiest I’ve ever seen him. They made Kenny Chesney look like a jerk in a recent commercial, too.
Thanks for the comment Sean. Getting a lot of traffic on this post ~ Giants fans are good at protecting one of their own.
I actually liked it because it was totally a different character than what he is playing. Plus I would have to think that’s how umpires interact with the catchers.
The buster posey commercial is acting. It’s a commercial and if buster didnt like the way he was portrayed he wouldn’t of done it