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What do you tink of the US Open TV commercials

They are funny!  Love them...
6 (60%)
They are corny and I'm embarrased to be a tennis fan while watching them!
1 (10%)
Neutral.
1 (10%)
I have not seen them
2 (20%)

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Voting closed: September 01, 2008, 11:36:17 PM

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Offline jeffrx

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US Open Series TV commercials
« on: August 02, 2008, 11:36:17 PM »
OK, so as you may have guessed, I really find these commercials a bit corny.  They make tennis seem so lame.  "Road trip"!  Sports teams are always on the road, what's the big deal?  Plus, there are players in the commercials that aren't even playing this summer (Williams sisters).  I know some of them are a little comical, but I squirm to think that I am associated with a sport that thinks this something that is what people want.  I would rather see commercials based on true tennis, rivalries, examples of great points, close-ups of shots...etc.  These ads are goofy.   I hate to be a bummer, but come on....Please make it seem like tennis is at least a little tough... :)  End the road trip message and give me something cool...

What do you say? 
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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 01:38:13 AM »
I like the one that's a compilation of the players. I cracked up so much when Federer asked Andy if he'd stolen his sandwich. :shakey:



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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 09:49:04 AM »
I like them more than love them.  In Cincy, I got my pic taken in front of that bus.  I made sure to stand next to the guys because I didn't want to drool all over Ana.
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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 03:51:45 PM »
I like the one that's a compilation of the players. I cracked up so much when Federer asked Andy if he'd stolen his sandwich. :shakey:

I'm with you!  I love them.  The only thing I wish they would have done is when Roger asked Andy if he'd stolen his sandwich, Andy would answer "no", with crumbs all over his mouth! :rofl_2:  That would have been a good one. 

I also agree with the USTA to insert McEnroe in place of Justin for those spots!  So that's good! :))

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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 04:15:22 PM »
OK, so as you may have guessed, I really find these commercials a bit corny.  They make tennis seem so lame.  "Road trip"!  Sports teams are always on the road, what's the big deal?  Plus, there are players in the commercials that aren't even playing this summer (Williams sisters).  I know some of them are a little comical, but I squirm to think that I am associated with a sport that thinks this something that is what people want.  I would rather see commercials based on true tennis, rivalries, examples of great points, close-ups of shots...etc.  These ads are goofy.   I hate to be a bummer, but come on....Please make it seem like tennis is at least a little tough... :)  End the road trip message and give me something cool...

What do you say? 

I agree with you but I am sure there is research or a marketing team that has shown the commercials to be effective at this time.  I guess I feel it is the same old story where the marketing is trying to play up to the non hard core tennis fans.  Tennis must be marketable to the masses and not just the hard core fans.   Then tennis can become big-time and be totally run by the money!   ..-)   

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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 08:02:52 PM »
I like them, but I hear what you're saying.

My wife thinks they're great!
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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 10:45:50 PM »
OK, so as you may have guessed, I really find these commercials a bit corny.  They make tennis seem so lame.  "Road trip"!  Sports teams are always on the road, what's the big deal?  Plus, there are players in the commercials that aren't even playing this summer (Williams sisters).  I know some of them are a little comical, but I squirm to think that I am associated with a sport that thinks this something that is what people want.  I would rather see commercials based on true tennis, rivalries, examples of great points, close-ups of shots...etc.  These ads are goofy.   I hate to be a bummer, but come on....Please make it seem like tennis is at least a little tough... :)  End the road trip message and give me something cool...

What do you say? 

I agree with you but I am sure there is research or a marketing team that has shown the commercials to be effective at this time.  I guess I feel it is the same old story where the marketing is trying to play up to the non hard core tennis fans.  Tennis must be marketable to the masses and not just the hard core fans.   Then tennis can become big-time and be totally run by the money!   ..-)   

That's exactly what it is....

I like them, but I hear what you're saying.

My wife thinks they're great!

... case in point.  ..-)

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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 05:29:20 AM »
OK, so as you may have guessed, I really find these commercials a bit corny.  They make tennis seem so lame.  "Road trip"!  Sports teams are always on the road, what's the big deal?  Plus, there are players in the commercials that aren't even playing this summer (Williams sisters).  I know some of them are a little comical, but I squirm to think that I am associated with a sport that thinks this something that is what people want.  I would rather see commercials based on true tennis, rivalries, examples of great points, close-ups of shots...etc.  These ads are goofy.   I hate to be a bummer, but come on....Please make it seem like tennis is at least a little tough... :)  End the road trip message and give me something cool...

What do you say? 

I agree with you but I am sure there is research or a marketing team that has shown the commercials to be effective at this time.  I guess I feel it is the same old story where the marketing is trying to play up to the non hard core tennis fans.  Tennis must be marketable to the masses and not just the hard core fans.   Then tennis can become big-time and be totally run by the money!   ..-)   

That's exactly what it is....

I like them, but I hear what you're saying.

My wife thinks they're great!

... case in point.  ..-)
Personally, I like the blood & guts, glory music, highlight reel ads showing players engaged in battle.

I like seeing the off-court stuff as well, but for the soft core fan it helps to put a face with the FH by adding a little character to the playas.
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Re: US Open Series TV commercials
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 08:12:37 AM »
Good points about reaching out to the non-tennis fan and the casual fan....I still think they are really lame though!  To me, seeing Venus saying "Road trip" the way she does just does not represent what is really going on here.  Not to mention that Venus is not even on the road!   
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