Thursday, December 09, 2004

Stupid Ads

There's an ad for a big screen TV that I've been seeing a lot since I've been watching sports. It has a ref in a football game looking at the instant replay, then finally calling his wife at home to find out what she thinks as she's watching the TV. At the conclusion of the ad, the ref says that the player was out of bounds... then he says "first down!" Now, it's probably just me, but I seriously cannot think of any situation in football when you would call a first down after saying a player was out of bounds. There must be one.

You'd think that whoever wrote the ad would do a bit more research to make the call after "out of bounds" a little more logical and normal. Or maybe they want people to say, "Huh?"