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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    i dun want to sound prejudice but factually, in both commercials (badminton and sheep throwing), the heros were, in a politically correct term, african american. I guess these expensive vitamin sugared water are targeted to those audience...

    this is true, but I think that the reason they have used the people that they have (Tracy McGrady, David Ortiz) is that they are famous athletes who use and endorse the product. I don't think it has anything to do with their race.

    personally I think the commercial is funny. Why get upset about it? It was a nice jump smash by "Yang" (Bach, I think). and the shuttle embedded in the leg....hilarious! (eerie repeat of the quarterfinals against OliveSnidgets???)

    I think the reason they used badminton is because Ortiz and Urlacher obviously do not play it, anyone can look at them and realize this. So putting them in that situation is an attempt at humour. We shouldnt take this as an insult at all

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    they could of easily picked something like table tennis or swimming among a dozen others, instead of badminton.
    lets be happy they chose badminton...

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    you gotta love those comments

    (I didn't do it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linus
    Seriously though, granted Bob and Howard may not know what the commercial was when they are being directed/play acting, but if they have a chance to look at the finished product, I donot think they will feel comfortable about it.

    There are other ways to sell the Vitamin drinks using badminton, this ads just emphasize of the negatives (Bob and Howards being clumsy around the net, look how they duck the first shot) rather than the positives (the power, speed and reflexes) of any good MD matches.

    Another interesting thought, if this is a American commercial targeting America market, why use badminton? Would it not be easier if they choose other popular sports such as basketballm, baseball or American football?
    I think we are over reacting to this. Anyone has a common sense will know this one is just a funny version, which does not indicate the real sport. Actually, if the famous athlete has to use the energy drink to boost up their game performance, do you think that actually proved that you need to be "better than good" in order to win this game?

    There are tons of jokes in everyday's TV, movies, ads, etc to making fun the sports, including the popular ones. Overall, no one believes some magic pills, drinks or spells can help you to win over the pros. It's just for the fun.

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    haha, I saw the commercial running during the nba playoffs yesterday on ABC. Looks even sillier on big screen tv than on small youtube window lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerby
    you gotta love those comments

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    Anonymous said...
    who are the jokers Brian Urlacher and David Ortiz?? badminton an unnecessary sport? USA dominated badminton once before but you americans gotten fat, lazy, pathetic and useless in badminton. That's why now you see badminton as unnecessary sport. Watch the trend, badminton is growing in popularity. I can't say that for baseball and football. The latters put me to sleep.

    5/07/2007 4:30 AM


    Anonymous said...
    football, baseball and bowling are the main causes of the dumbing of america. You can bank on that.

    5/07/2007 4:40 AM


    Anonymous said...
    the stupid vitamin water is perfect for the stupid buyers.

    5/07/2007 4:42 AM


    Anonymous said...
    Badminton, 2nd only to soccer (football) in popularity on the planet, is unnecessary? Most of the rest of the world thinks that our games of baseball & American football are totally superfluous

    5/07/2007 7:36 AM


    Greg said...
    It appears that Ortiz no longer shares your disdain for badminton. The following is a quote from an MLB article on Ortiz:

    ... part of the commercial involved playing some badminton. Let's just say that Ortiz isn't going to be trading in his big bat for a racket any time soon.

    "Well, you know the thing is, when they hit it to you, it comes like 150 mph, for real," said Ortiz. "So they were telling me, 'OK, here it comes,' and they hit it and I still didn't get it."

    5/07/2007 7:40 AM


    Anonymous said...
    Math 101:
    Bach + Badminton = Urlacher + Pain

    5/07/2007 1:51 PM

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    Default Funny badminton commercial

    You won't be dissapointed !

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


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    Looks like we've come full circle on this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Volts
    You won't be dissapointed !

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

    Guess perhaps u didnt realize that this is page 3 of this thread. This is the very link that started this whole discussion.


    check out this exchange:

    From an Anonymous reply:

    "Can you say "naivete"? It appears that this blooger, like many in this country, is truly ignorant of the difference between competitive badminton & the backyard variety."

    Response to that reply from original blogger:

    Can you say apathy?

    I know full well what competitive badminton looks like. And ping pong. And curling. And cricket. And blah, blah, blah. All popular sports in their respective countries. And like most Americans, I don't care.

    That's a win-win. You get to love your sport. I get to not care about it.

    See? Apathy. Not naivete.

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    Guys i think you are looking at this the wrong way.. I am an american and from my point of view it is great that they are getting badminton out there. One guy mentioned he saw this commercial during an NBA game. That means that loads of people have seen it. I have never seen a badminton commercial before and i think it is great to put this out there because it is funny in a dumb way but it also shows that badminton is growing in the USA and this commercial helps publicize badminton to America. So before you bash the commercial and howard and bob think of the good this commercial can bring. I think this will help bring badminton back into the spotlight a bit in America!!!

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    having read some of the posts i too think that it is better than it looks. for us, it may look kinda lame, but for many americans who have never seen anything more than those steel rackets with fishing strings and cheapo molded plastic birdies, seeing a real badminton court and real net can be quite an eye-opener.

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    Default Crazy adv.

    Crazy adv.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfwqSBWDW_A
    Who's the player?

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    is that Howard Bach?

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    Yes, they are Howard Bach and Bob Malaythong.

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    that was lame but it did get a slight chucke out of me...

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    Not a horribly degrading commercial, it's just really lame lol

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    boring, very boring and even more stupid

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