Budweiser’s Tribute To #2, Derek Jeter

On Sunday, New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter will have his #2 retired by the team. The Yankees have had such a long and storied history that there will be no single digit numbers that haven’t been retired (except for 0). Whether you’re a Yankees lover or hater, Derek Jeter’s impact as a baseball icon cannot be downplayed. So Budweiser’s new tribute ad, fittingly called “This Bud’s for 2”, pays homage to Jeter. The spot opens with his final at-bat at Yankee Stadium in 2014, where he struck a walk-off single. A storybook ending, truly. The ad goes on to show various locales in New York, where the number 2 is being removed, and replaced with his #2 Yankees decal. We see various highlights of Jeter’s career, while the city honors him. It’s a stirring ad from Budweiser, created by VaynerMedia.

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Yogi Berra Confuses The Aflac Duck

New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra died last night at the age of 90. Although he was a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest catchers of all time, Yogi is probably best known in pop culture for his Yogi-isms. And here in this commercial, he totally befuddles the Aflac Duck at a barbershop. RIP Yogi Berra.

Gatorade Shows Derek Jeter Saying Goodbye To The Bronx

It’s the end of the baseball season, and with the New York Yankees soon to be mathematically eliminated, Derek Jeter will play his last games. This isn’t a surprise; Jeter announced in February that this would be his last season. All year, Major League Baseball, the Yankees, and opposing teams have honored Jeter in various ways. At times, the lovefest has seemed interminable, and cynics could make the point that the Yankees used Jeter as a marketing chip for a mediocre team. But Derek Jeter has been an iconic baseball player (probably the face of baseball) for nearly two decades, and you can’t argue with the impact he’s had on the game. In this fantastic Gatorade commercial, Derek Jeter takes a stroll thought the Bronx around Yankee Stadium, interacting with fans. It was shot in July before a home game, with a few blocks around the stadium being roped off. Jeter suggested the spot’s premise and musical backing of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, which makes it even better.

Overrated Baseball Players Debate Shaving

If you’ve ever wanted to see Jonathan Papelbon and Nick Swisher argue about whether the Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D is better for wet or dry shaving, this is your lucky day.

For more information, you can visit greatshavedebate.com. I was about to make fun of anyone who visited that site, but it has a coupon and a sweepstakes contest, so it might actually be worthwhile.

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