Last Updated on November 17, 2012 by Jimson Lee
Being in Canada, I am not privy to the watching American commercials live. Even though we have ABC, CBS, NBC, the commercials are replaced by Canadian ones. Watching ESPN is tough, so I usually go to a Sports Bar and watch it on Satellite.
Then again, TSN, our Canadian version of ESPN, shows lots of Dog Jumping, Poker, Billiards and Darts. I don’t know about you, but If I’m going to be seen watching pool, darts, and Blackjack, I’d rather be doing it instead.
Even the Superbowl is replaced by Canadian commercials… Yet Another good reason to go to Vegas and watch the SuperBowl on live American TV. Or simply go to the Internet and watch it there.
Eventually, live Internet streaming such as WCSN Universal Sports will be the norm.
NBC is finding more viewers are going to the web rather than television (and their PVRs!) to watch the SNL Saturday Night Live skits of the USA Presidential election.
Jeremy Wariner Training Tips
On YouTube, somebody posted the entire 8 series of the Jeremy Wariner 2008 Training Tips which were part of an AT&T promotion. These videos were shot prior to the Olympics, when Jeremy Wariner was heavily favoured to win the 400 meter Olympic Gold. This is the first time I am seeing these commercials.
So, in case you missed them, like I did, here is the entire 8 part series of Jeremy Wariner’s AT&T’s training tips. I won’t bother with embedding all 8 videos.
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.
When are elite athletes and coaches going to provide a tip of value. Those commercial were dumb. ” warm up before lifting”, shorten your gym time, 30 second rule?
It as like he was talking to soccer moms,
I know I am tired of these getting hyped up and go and listen to them speak and they talk about the importance of warming up. Then we act dumb and ask ” what do you do for a warm up?” Then they do A skips and we go , ah cool I am going to try that.
Stop the dumbness.
Jimson Lee says
@Adarian – yeah, when I saw the titles in YouTube, I was thinking, Oh Boy, some quality content. Then the clips were just simple health tips for the average and below average person, let alone athlete.
Were these videos aired on National USA TV during the games?
Eric de Jesus says
What they should give are real facts and tips. There was a study that shown results that warming up and not warming up have no difference of any sort in terms of the intensity.
What they should show is we should warm up to losen some stiff muscle and joints. Gym time would also depend on which muscle or group of muscles you’re going to work on. Another thing that’s missing from most of the internet tips in health and going to the gym is enumerating what to eat and not to eat. There are just times when people would tell anything and in turn, other believing it.