Sunday, April 29, 2007

"Yeah...Click-Clack"

Christ, Spurrier can't even get excited for an Under Armour commercial he gets paid big bucks for? And, honestly, I can't imagine a more overwhelmed coach in a draft room (if he even showed up during those two Skins drafts).

[Hat tip, The Sporting Orange]

29 comments:

Mark said...

He ran what? I told you he could go.

And why, exaclty, does Spurrier ahve a draft board in that commercial?

TJ said...

It is a very confusing commercial indeed...and the ol' ball coach has some trouble enunciating.

Geoff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZBJTXyDL7g

This accurately sums up the Spurrier era in DC.

A.R.P. said...

Maybe "Click Clack" is ball coach slang for "Be sure to slap him lovingly on the ribs before he commences the bench press exercise."

Mark said...

Good point. That seems like it would be a hindrance to maximum bench press efficiency.

TJ said...

I need more details on this immediately:

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Marquis Grissom and Delino DeShields are putting together a barnstorming tour-dubbed "Oil Can Boyd's Traveling All-Stars"-of exhibition games this spring and summer through America and Canada.

Andrew said...

Maybe it's because I'm white, or maybe it's because I never played football, but what the hell does "click clack" mean? This isn't the first time I've heard it used on a really confusing Under Armour ad.

Mark said...

Those are the supposed sounds that cleats make whilst walking on concrete. Click Clack.

The Sporting Orange said...

Thanks for the link love.

A.R.P. said...

From Urban Dictionary:

1.)The sound of a pistol being cocked, or the sound of imminant death.

This is just a brutal validation of Spurrier's coaching philosophy: fun and gun indeed!

rob said...

nice to see the urban dictionary keeping it real on the spelling tip.

TJ said...

That Spurrier clip Geoff posted gets funnier each time you watch...how in the hell did that guy last two years at the helm of a NFL team?

Geoff said...

The Spurrier stories that seeped out long after he was gone are the best. Things such as the fact that they had "no game plan" for their last several games under the Ball Coach really leave you wondering. What do they mean by no game plan? No team meetings, no film sessions..."we'll just go out there and call some ball plays." Spurrier was apparently no where to be seen at Redskins Park the final two weeks before his departure. "I'll see y'all on gameday!"

Mark said...

That's awesome, and not totally shocking. I mean, for anybody other than SOS it would be, but I can legitimately see him deciding he wasn't putting in gameplan time when he knew he was gone.

"Oh, I'll just draw up some ball plays early Sunday morning. Click Clack."

Freehawk said...

That is not a draft board, that is the Process Panel at the nuclear power plant in Springfield where Homer Simpson works. They filmed the commercial there.

Note the nice big screen iMac that Spurrier has turned around. He doesn't use it for football, only for storing country music for his iPod.

Fear not Redskins fans, now they have the usual anal NFL coaches who work around the clock and have fluorescent tans. Although the results are not much different.

Geoff said...

But now the Skins lose 9 or 11 close games, as opposed to the blow out losses under SOS. See the distinction?

TJ said...

OSAKA!!!

Timothy said...

TJ,
Do you have a link to the Oil Can story? Are they going to get Billy Dee to reprise his Bingo Long role?

TJ said...

Wow, if Crazy Carl is involved, I need to see this:

Lots of people have paid lip service to the diminishing presence of African-Americans in baseball. Now a group of former big-leaguers is committing itself to helping end the trend.

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Marquis Grissom and Delino DeShields are putting together a barnstorming tour-dubbed "Oil Can Boyd's Traveling All-Stars"-of exhibition games this spring and summer through America and Canada. They're also in the early stages of trying to put together a new independent league, tentatively called the Urban Baseball League, to start play next year.

"I'm sick of the rhetoric," DeShields told the Boston Globe. "If we want more black kids playing baseball, if we want more black people in the stands, if we want more black people running baseball teams and in positions of power, then we have to go after it ourselves. We have do something about it, and not just talk about it. Oil Can, Marquis and I are going after it. We're trying to change things as businessmen and as baseball players."

The hope is the UBL will have franchises in cities with large African-American populations, preferably with prominent African-Americans in ownership positions, and will help sell and teach the game to inner-city kids. Chicago seems a natural for the league, although the saturation of pro teams in the area creates a challenge for a new enterprise.

Derek Bell and Sam Horn are among the former big-leaguers who have committed for the this summer's tour. The organizers are hoping to land Carl Everett, Pokey Reese and Bernard Gilkey, among others.

Whitney said...

They'll come out in droves if only for the young Red Sox geeks to see Sam Horn play.

Timothy said...

For a team calling themselves the Traveling All Stars, there aren't many all stars on that squad.

Is the tagline, "If we made it to the big leagues, you can too!"?

Mark said...

Bernard Gilkey is a star, now and forever. At least that's what Ray Lankford told him.

TJ said...

And Lonnie Smith.

TJ said...

Whit, welcome back to the grid. How's that liver?

Whitney said...

Like a medicine ball, only bigger and heavier.

TJ said...

To be honest, I thought he was a decent addition to the NFL Draft coverage:

Veteran wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson was released by the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

"They said they wanted to get younger," Johnson told the newspaper. "That's fine with me. I'd like to go somewhere and help someone win another Super Bowl."

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