Today is Superbowl Sunday. Yes, I know that Sleestak are great at playing basketball, not football. But I was remembering memorable Superbowl ads.
One of them was for the movie "Land of the Lost". By the time of the Superbowl, I'd already known that this forthcoming movie, which I had been waiting 30 years for, was going to be pretty bad. It turned out even worse than the following Superbowl spot might lead you to believe. And yes, there are Sleestak in the commercial, for a split second toward the very end.
I also remember when an unknown non-politician named Rick Snyder went for broke and bought time to run his "One Tough Nerd" ad during the Superbowl. It worked: he was elected governor later that year
There is one commercial that shows the Sleestak in their hissing glory, and that one was one by Subway. But not during the Super Bowl:
Fed up with the Superbowl and commercials? Then go to Dog Ears Books in Northport for its "Escape from Football" tonight. Will they be serving a Tussssscan chicken melt submarine sandwich? I wonder if there are any great books on football. I know people who have read "North Dallas 40" and liked it, but the highlights they mentioned were scatalogical.
Critic George Plimpton had the "Small Ball Theory" of sports writing:
"This stated that there seems to be a correlation between the standard of writing about a particular sport and the ball it utilizes -- that the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature. There are superb books about golf, very good books about baseball, not many good books about football or soccer, very few good books about basketball and no good books at all about beach balls. I capped off the Small Ball Theory by citing Mark Twain's "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," perhaps the most universally known of sports stories, in which bird shot (very small balls indeed!) is an important element in the plot."
Click here to read more about it. After reading this, I guess I should end my quest to find great Earthball literature.
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