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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reddit helped to kill a tacky Chevy Moment in WS Game 5

Story about how a Chevy Silverado promo scheduled for the third inning of Game 5 was cancelled after a photo of the rehearsal was released on Reddit…and “strong” negative reaction ensued.

pthomas Posted: October 30, 2013 at 01:55 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bote Man sez $/yr not yr/$$ Posted: October 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM (#4589291)
Wow. You mean that even Fox executives might have a semblance of a conscience?
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM (#4589300)
Wow. You mean that even Fox executives might have a semblance of a conscience?


No, they feared embarrassment after negative criticism when the idea was leaked online.
   3. SY Ruined School Lunches! Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4589339)
I'm surprised they didn't accidentally blame Chevy Chase for this
   4. RMc and the Acevedo Naysayers: Reunion Tour 2016! Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM (#4589352)
   5. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM (#4589378)
I'm disappointed if the fans were actually going to do this. Not because of the 'strong' thing, but because of just giving in to that sort of advertisement attempt.
   6. Morty Causa Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:41 AM (#4589380)
"Boston Srong"? What ever happened to "Red Sox Forever"? That's much better.
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM (#4589383)
I'm disappointed if the fans were actually going to do this. Not because of the 'strong' thing, but because of just giving in to that sort of advertisement attempt.


Where are the Cal Tech students when you need them?

   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM (#4589388)
Leading into the top of the third inning, fans in attendance at Busch Stadium in St. Louis were supposed to hold up white placards on their seats, which were going to spell out “Silverado Strong” in large letters that could be seen from the sky.


As a fan, why the #### would I do that? What's in it for me?
   9. base ball chick Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4589390)
lots of people will do anything to get on tv, even rich ones

and fox has no "conscience" just sensitive to negative publicity and to positive $$$
   10. The District Attorney Posted: October 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM (#4589391)
Reddit helped to kill a tacky Chevy Moment in WS Game 5
Reddit then suggested replacing the tacky moment with upskirt shots of adolescents.
   11. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: October 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM (#4589410)
Oh, Reddit: where unpopular opinions are downvoted to oblivion and JP Arencibia is an above average defensive catcher.
   12. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: October 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM (#4589442)
As a fan, why the #### would I do that? What's in it for me?

The Best Fans in Baseball were going to do it simply out of their helpful altruistic spirit and moral superiority to other lesser fanbases.
   13. Publius Publicola Posted: October 30, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4589453)
   14. Rusty Mitchener Posted: October 30, 2013 at 05:05 PM (#4589775)
I was at the game. I thought it was going to be an American Flag, because you could tell there were red, white, & blue signs.

The signs definitely did not make it clear to the fans that they were just going to be pawns in a Chevy ad. Perhaps that would have been made clear had it gotten to the point of the actual event.

Pretty tone-deaf by Chevy, in multiple ways.
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 30, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4589795)

Reddit then suggested replacing the tacky moment with upskirt shots of adolescents.


This deserves some recognition. RDF.

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