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04-14-2011, 04:55 PM
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PR battle: Caps Vs. Pens

Am I the only one who feels that the media tries really hard to play up ovechtrick and the capitals?

The Pens/Caps rivalry is centerstage for the NHL and the Pens have actually won when it counts. It seems that the media beats the drum for ovechkin and the caps to make up for the difference in success.

Anyone else see this?

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04-14-2011, 05:00 PM
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Am I the only one who feels that the media tries really hard to play up ovechtrick and the capitals?

The Pens/Caps rivalry is centerstage for the NHL and the Pens have actually won when it counts. It seems that the media beats the drum for ovechkin and the caps to make up for the difference in success.

Anyone else see this?
Not really. Verizon has a commercial they pimp the hell out of during hockey games. That's really it. This is like saying "the media" beats the drum for Joe Beninati over Doc Emrick and Mike Lange because they play that Geico commercial constantly.

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04-14-2011, 05:05 PM
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Do you ever watch ESPN?

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Do you ever watch ESPN?
I'm pretty sure you're talking about PTI and they talk about Ovechkin and the Caps because they are in Washington and don't know a whole lot about other teams.

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04-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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Capitals and their whole management and fan-base are obsessed with the Penguins. Its really quite sick.

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Whats the new bank commercial featuring Ovie and randomly, they have him hit a penguin with a puck?

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04-14-2011, 06:18 PM
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That's the only thing I don't get. Why do all of their commercials have some sort of penguin reference in them? It's kinda weird.

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04-14-2011, 07:30 PM
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No, I don't get that at all actually. The Pens were featured in a couple commercials. The Flyers and the Caps are now.

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04-14-2011, 07:55 PM
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That's the only thing I don't get. Why do all of their commercials have some sort of penguin reference in them? It's kinda weird.
Its quite simple...they're OBSESSED!!!!

As much as they'll never admit it, we're the team they dream about becoming.

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Uhhh we are playing the lighting? Who gives a crap about the Caps?

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They are still butt hurt about the 09 Game 7 when Crosby shoved it up their arse...

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Both Crosby and Ovechkin are overexposed. But that's how they're trying to draw in more fans. Hopefully, the stars make people take a look and they become a fan of the game itself.

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04-14-2011, 09:32 PM
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the capitals and their fan base really are obsessed with hating us. i live right across the river from the district and i see/hear a ton of penguins hate.

take this local commercial for instance... just wait for it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNcRvkJ76ws

ps. bruce is literally in about 1 out of 3 local commercials too.

its really is rather sickening but also kinda of funny in a sad way.

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04-14-2011, 09:39 PM
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Seems like common sense to me that the league would want to emphasize the caps since their star is still playing. Do you think for one second that if Crosby was healthy and playing that the Pens games wouldnt be on Vs?

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Capitals and their whole management and fan-base are obsessed with the Penguins. Its really quite sick.
I've noticed that the Pen's fan-base is picking up the habit. Caps fan's obsession with the Penguins is lame and annoying. I hope we can avoid doing the same thing.

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I hate the Flyer's perfect season commercial more than anything.

"Did that just go off his beard?"

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Who cares?


You know these sorts of threads make it seem like we're obsessed with them.

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04-15-2011, 08:02 AM
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I assume folks in Pittsburgh, given the clever playoff avatars, are aware that people in other markets believe the league and networks "overplay" the Pens? Hates the Caps sure but don't go on about supposed bias. Agree with Big LMcH - who cares?

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Both Crosby and Ovechkin are overexposed. But that's how they're trying to draw in more fans. Hopefully, the stars make people take a look and they become a fan of the game itself.
And yet still you hear the tired old "The NHL doesn't market its stars!"

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I hate the Flyer's perfect season commercial more than anything.
The fact the game 82 is a win over the Jackets just makes it even worse...

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Unless the Pens are playing them, they just don't matter.

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those commercials were made for the D.C market. the Pens are their biggest rival.

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I've noticed that the Pen's fan-base is picking up the habit. Caps fan's obsession with the Penguins is lame and annoying. I hope we can avoid doing the same thing.
Why would we wanna obsess over a team of chokers whom are coached by a man with "television Tourette's" whom also has an addiction to Haagen Dazs ice cream? Until they pass round 2 of the playoffs I don't really consider them that much of a threat. They can have all their regular season success, and put little "sorry Penguin" jabs at us in their commercials all they want if it makes them feel better. Because the fact of the matter is, we've beat them when it matters.

Just my $0.02

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Unless the Pens are playing them, they just don't matter.
As far as I'm concerned I would say this sums it up perfectly.

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That CapitalOne commercial up there is pretty cool, I think.

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Uhhh we are playing the lighting? Who gives a crap about the Caps?
Why do you have to be mean?

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I hate the Flyer's perfect season commercial more than anything.

"Did that just go off his beard?"
Clearly non-hockey fans make that stuff up. Madison Avenue is often confused.

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