An email from Jeff:
Every time I think they’re starting to figure it out, the folks at SNY drop a Derek Jeter regional Ford Ad on the fanbase.Â I caught this for the first time this season last night.Â (It may have happened sooner, I had to watch the SF feed over the weekend).Â As an influential website charged with the task of protecting the Mets from themselves, I would assume you have strong feelings on the matter.
Hmmm. Â I really don’t. Â If I am SNY I am in the business of making money. Â At a personal level I don’t worry about the Yankees too much. Â I will root against them for 6 games this season (and maybe even 10 to 13 if we are all so lucky) but in a random game against the Tigers, I hope they win. Â Yankee games in October are programming for me. Â I loved 2000 when there was playoff baseball on TV every night for a month.
I can’t even remember what product Jeter is selling. Â Cars Something I think. Â If the Car Company offered me money to have a Jeter ad on Mets Police…wow that’s tough….I probably wouldn’t do it for little bucks, but for a decent amount I bet I would.
Back to being a viewer – I’d rather Jeter than some of the very annoying car commercials I hear in my travels (the LOUD SCREAMING ONE and the other one where the man thinks his dirty jokes are funny).
What does everyone else think?