Winter Classic TV Spot

5 Dec

The NHL debuted the first Winter Classic ’11 commercial during Sunday Night Football [Video].  To quote the greatest movie of all time:

“I know you can be overwhelmed, and I know you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?”  “I think you can in Europe.” – 10 Things I Hate About You

Frankly this gives your average American zero inspiration to wake up at 10 AM (damn you, west coast) after a night of partying to watch what may not even be a hockey game.  It looks like a commercial for a 2-hour delay at my high school.

Rain and snow and Sidney walking all weird at the beginning.  Ovi looks particularly squinty – shouldn’t he be a pro at freezing rain and snow?  Don’t they play pond hockey in Russia?

Sid wears a little Pens lapel logo while they’ve given Ovi the biggest Capitals insignia this side of a game jersey.  I particularly like this screencap because it looks like a boy band music video.  In fact, this commercial feels like an *N Sync vs. BSB staredown and we all know who the Justin Timberlake is.

I’ll be awake of course, texting madly with Dawn or we might just have to Skype for the whole game.  Everyone else will wake to 2011 with the sound of my screaming and not even know what I’m yelling at.  So just like every other day of the hockey season.


13 Responses to “Winter Classic TV Spot”

  1. Erica December 6, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    Sidney = *phowar*
    But this commerical is lame. You can’t even show them actually PLAYING hockey. If you don’t know who they are, then you have absolutely no clue what this commercial is about.
    It sort of looks like an ad for Storm Force coverage on the Weather Channel.

    I feel like I need to get Dawn’s cell phone # so I can send her mad texts during the game…like every time the refer to Ovi and his Russian-ness. BOOM!

  2. Cassy December 6, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Oh good Lord no – is it worth my searching online for or should I be relieved for once that I live in the UK LOL? On another note, was rewatching TIIMMMMMMMAAAAYYYY getting the Vezina and nearly crying. Got quite choked up. Rly. Love the blog, ladies, I check in about a million times a day to see if anyone’s updated. Awesome.

  3. Pants December 6, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    Cass – There’s a link there in the first paragraph. It may not inspire my mom to watch a hockey game, but it’s worth watching for Sidney’s usual, ridiculously attractive self. The boy does not disappoint.

    Plus, I kinda like Ovi’s hair. Can I say that?

    • Cassy December 6, 2010 at 7:34 am #

      I thank you – BTW you like my stalking? This the other email rofl (you know me from FB, Yahoo Canuck Hockey FF…)

      • Cassy December 6, 2010 at 7:44 am #

        That was poor. And you know me; so damn hockey deprived I’ll take ANYTHING! Even Ovie. Yes you can say that about his hair. He almost looks like a little good-looking in this, with the water and all, but then I suddenly totally developed a crush on MAF.

        Time to get to the opticians?

  4. Pants December 6, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    I love your stalking – it’s what we do best! I was thinking the same thing about Ovi for 5 seconds. I just scrolled back up to Sid for safety and let my brain absorb the light.

    • Cassy December 6, 2010 at 8:40 am #

      Did you get the email about the video I found? 🙂 It’s prob a bit of a rehash LOL. Also found too many pictures to mention of my uber-honey, but this list of guys on my crushing/stalking list is getting a bit ridonkulous…

  5. dawncherrie December 6, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    There is nothing wrong with Ovi … he IS HOT. You guys are just now realizing it. 😉

    • Cassy December 7, 2010 at 9:08 am #

      Dawn, I ❤ you, I really do, but

      NO NO NO.

      For me that would be like crushing on Avery *shudders*, Hossa (HISS – actually I feel nauseous) or, EVEN WORSE Hartnell and Carbomb (someone dial 911 – I think I need a doctor!)

      Can I just stick to Bergy, TIMMMMAY, Maxime, LePretty, Sid, baby Jordy, Sharpie (it's a hair thing), Ryder, Hunwick (OK most of the Bruins roster) and now…Fidget and Laichs (all you guys' fault)??? I'm not picky.

      I asked for Bergy or Sid for Christmas. I am not being greedy; one will do. But I think Pants has dibs on that hunk of hawtness from Cole Harbor.

      But I will admit there are SHORT MILLISECOND MOMENTS in the Winter Classic ad where Ovi looked ALMOST cute.

      (Look, I am admitting to a teensy crush on Fidget and his bromance BF Brooks and I NEVER thought that possible. Isn't that enough? 'K? ;))

      Wubs ladies xxx

      • dawncherrie December 8, 2010 at 11:47 am #

        It starts with a milisecond and then it grows. I’m just sayin’. You’ll be ordering #8 jersey’s and dreaming of Russia very soon. Trust me. 😉

  6. Cassy December 8, 2010 at 11:50 am #


    Fidget and Laichs is quite bad enough thank you. I’ll leave Ovi all for you…

    • Pants December 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

      Dawn and her propaganda. She’ll be making grainy black and white videos and gluing up Anti-Crosby posters any day.

      • Cassy December 9, 2010 at 12:20 am #

        …And you and me will be right behind her and her wallpaper paste ready to rip them down and release a pro-Crosby commercial globally… 😀

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