Friday, March 27, 2015

March Madness 2015: Pop Culture Thoughts

1. Zaxby's 

I had never heard of this place before, but they paid a lot of money to show commercials during March Madness because they're always on.  Apparently it's quite popular in the South, and seems similar to Chick-Fil-A.  All I can think of when I see Zaxby's is chicken full of beard hair because they use the Duck Dynasty people as spokesmen.  I prefer my chicken hair free.

2. Buffalo Wild Wings Commercials 

Buffalo Wild Wings tries so hard to make you think it's cool that it's a little sad.  If the restaurant were a person, it would be that person that randomly walks by people until he hears someone talk about sports then butts into the conversation and says he loves sports.  He drones on until you and your friend try to escape while he goes to the bathroom

The restaurant has moved away from its normal we're going to illegally sabotage sports games so you stay here and drink more advertising campaign to one featuring Kevin (Steve Rannazzisi) from the TV show The League.

I can't knock Rannazzisi for taking Buffalo Wild Wings' money, but these are horrible commercials. They're poor imitations of scenes from The League, and just as annoying as actually being at a Buffalo Wild Wings.

3.  Fundamental White Guy Returns to Prominence

White guys with fundamentals are the new black in March Madness 2015.  In a tournament lacking some star power, they have been the breakout stars.

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky,  Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton,  Xavier's Matt Stainbrook, and Arizona's T.J. McConnell have all been lauded for their toughness and fundamentals as their teams made the Sweet 16.

Many other code words such as heady,  scrappy, and solid were used to describe them as well.  In plain English, they're just guys who happen to be playing well.

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