The Dagger - NCAAB

It's no one's fault, really. When a person watches the exact same programming on the exact same network for four straight days, that person is going to become sick of certain commercials. Some more than others. The Dagger points out the most annoying and most pleasant of the oft-repeated commercials of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA tournament commercials that make me want to punch inanimate objects:

1. Howie Long finds some reason to degrade your method of transportation

No matter what you drive, Howie Long has a long list of reasons of why it makes you an inferior man who probably prances around in a bra and panties every Tuesday night. I've gone into this before, so I won't do it again, but I feel very strongly that Howie Long and his contempt for the man-step are the absolute worst things about the NCAA tournament.

2. The guy who rented his mother a car from Enterprise

That guy's voice annoys the hell out of me. "Mom!" If Tony Gwynn and Gilbert Godfried had a baby, that's what it would sound like. I hope you do rent your mother a car, and I hope she backs over you with it.

3. The Godfather II video game

Maybe it's a fine game, and really, the commercial doesn't bother me that much. It's just that I'd rather not hear anyone claiming that they're Michael Corleone, unless that voice happens to be coming out of Al Pacino.

4. Bud Light lovers throw a co-worker out the window

I didn't care for it when it debuted during the Super Bowl, and I care for it less even now that I've seen it 3,796 times over the last four days. And I still don't understand the concept of drinkability beyond knowing that water has it and bricks do not.

NCAA tournament commercials that do not make me want to punch inanimate objects:

1. Jordan Brand's "Become Legendary" spots

I'd expect nothing less from the Nike people, but these really are a breath of fresh air among the commercials mentioned above. My favorites are the one above and this one, but they're all tremendous.

2. The return of the Sonic's weak tot action

It's not new, but I believe it qualifies as an ad classic.

3. The guy whose armpits act as a fire hydrant

It's a rather disgusting visual if you think about it for more than a second, but I still thought it was amusing the first time I saw it. I apologize for not being able to find an English version, but you get the idea.

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