Funniest Sports Commercials of All Time
2008 National Basketball League
Basketballers give hockey players a run for their money in terms of sense of humor in this classic commercial. If you ever watched “Shazam” as a kid, you know how hilarious it is to watch Shaq act onscreen. But nothing compares with watching him intimidate two guys over a game of Scrabble, no, not even him portraying an all-powerful genie. This commercial is funny for its unadulterated mock seriousness. The logic behind the ad makes perfect sense. Shaq is a big guy, so who wouldn’t agree with him if he found some extra Q’s in the box?
Next time you watch a football game, imagine yourself next to the biggest athlete on the field, then imagine the two of you pitted against each other in a test of fortitude and strength: that’s the basic scenario for this funny commercial. Comparing professional athletes to the rest of us schmucks is an innately funny concept, but this Verizon commercial takes the potentially chuckle-worthy scenario to side-splitting extremes. It is particularly funny because of the truth behind it: most of us wouldn’t make it in pro football.