Another Bad Commercial

A few days ago I asked what was the point or joke of the Jose Reyes / 2K8 commercial. FYI, I’m still waiting for someone to ‘splain.

Now there’s another commercial on SNY that is extremely bothersome to me, for a different reason: the Slingbox / police officer ad.

If you haven’t seen it, let me explain. Slingbox is a product that allows you to access your PC from anywhere in the world to watch TV. So, if you have a digital TV card on your PC at home, and you’re in, say, Paris, and you have an internet connection, you can use Slingbox to get to your PC and watch your home TV stations. Or something like that.

The commercial depicts two police officers in a squad car, with a laptop hooked up to Slingbox in the front seat of the car. The two cops are watching TV over the Slingbox while they are driving and in the process of pulling someone over. OK, am I the only one finding something incredibly WRONG with this picture? Isn’t it bad enough that there are idiots on the road who TEXT while driving? Now we have to worry about people watching television on their laptops while traversing major highways at 70+ MPH?

I know, I know … kind of off our central topic of the Mets … but I just had to get it out there.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Walnutz15 March 27, 2008 at 6:37 am
    Not to mention cops who will tell you to “post up!” when they have you pulled over on the side of the highway.

    Dumb-arse commercial….honestly.

  2. isuzudude March 27, 2008 at 8:51 am
    Commercials? What are those? Oh wait, not everybody has TiVo. Whoops, forgot.

    ^^^ Sounds like a good birthday present you can suggest to Mrs. Janish, Joe. That is, if she’s still willing to splurge on you after your St Lucie trip gift.

  3. Walnutz15 March 27, 2008 at 11:22 am
    I have TiVo — unfortunately, we’re still subject to these nuisances during live-action.

    That commercial is a masterpiece compared to some of the other garbage out there at this point.

    I wish I had TiVo Fast-Forward to see if anyone picks up Ruben Gotay off the waiver wire.