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Friday, August 31, 2007

Sharks fans like their beer fresh, and their Pronger flat?



Interesting advertisement from the Sharks marketing department. You might be a Sharks fan if... you like your beer fresh (check), your Pronger flat (check), you imitate a Latvian accent when you say 'Like Wall' (check), you have a pavlovian response to boo anything with the words 'Los Angeles' in it (check), you are still in denial and waiting for upcoming league nullification of Anaheim's "Mighty" Stanley Cup run (check).

But this advertisement makes one wonder, is the marketing department writing checks that the players on the ice can't cash? Mark Bell tried to flatten Shane O'Brien last season. Scott Parker did flatten George Parros with a 2-punch knockout. Ryane Clowe and Shawn Thornton unsuccessfully tried to flatten each other at the Honda Center regular season finale.

Throughout the intra-state rivalry, Chris Pronger remained relatively unflattened. Will it change this season? The San Jose Sharks marketing department believes so.

8 comments:

Earl Sleek said...

Nice, PJ. Two Sharks posts on the same day?

I hear that the Ducks had a pretty nice gimmick too, but it ended when the season tickets sold out.

RudyKelly said...

You might be a Sharks fan if...

...you prefer Smirnoff's to beer

...your hockey players can't afford to live in their home city

...you're Asian?

Earl Sleek said...

You might be a Sharks fan if...

...You own a Nashville phone book purely for random gloating

Mike said...

alternate slogan: "If you love your beer fresh, and your Mark Bell far away from your beer..."

Doogie said...

But it's still the second-best marketing campaign in the Pacific Division.

Stevens8204 said...

Heh...I like it....mmm...need beer though.

MikeP said...

Cheechoo did a fairly decent job of flattening Pronger in Game 1 of the Sharks series against the Oilers in 2006. Of course, Prongs made him pay in the same situation in Game 2.

nick s. said...

You might be a Sharks fan if...

...you send "thank you" cards to random people in Boston.

...you know how it feels to go from loving Marleau to wanting to strangle him in the space of one game.

...you remember when the team played in an arena called the "Cow Palace" that smelled as good as its name.