ESPN Hires Infomercial Maven, Billy Mays To Help Sell ESPN360

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Cult hero and infomercial king, Billy Mays has been hired by ESPN to do ads for ESPN360. You should start seeing them right away across all of ESPN networks, but what kind of host would I be if I didn't have a sneak peek? Here is the set of ads for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!



Hilarious. As a college student, I would love nothing more than to stay up late...umm....studying, and watch Mays try to sell everything from a Bloomin' Onion Maker to any number of household cleaning products. So great idea to utilize him in the ads. Plus the part where the girl says, "Now my job is way less soul crushing," cracked me the hell up. Bravo ESPN!

17 Comments:

What about that guy Mike who sold that shit with the little Englishman Ian...

Yes, I used to stay up all night doing...stuff.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 23, 2008, 3:04:00 PM  

Wags, don't feel bad, because I know exactly who you're talking about...and he's dead. I presume you mean the guy who hosted "Amazing Discoveries" and wore the Bill Cosby style sweaters, right?

FWIW, I can, however, claim one of my best friends works on TV with Ron Popeil.

Jim Williams said...
Dec 23, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

You also receive incessant Cowboys and Brett Favre coverage absolutely free!!*

*Just pay separate shipping and processing

Dec 23, 2008, 3:43:00 PM  

I would've liked he crack addict who does the Sham-Wow commercials. "ESPN360...It won't have you saying WOW anytime!"

Jeremy said...
Dec 23, 2008, 3:57:00 PM  

I saw that he died...googled him...

MOIKE!

Could it be he got cancer for Auri 5000 fumes?

hollywood wags said...
Dec 23, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

Fuck Billy Mays. Oxy-Clean doesn't even work. He can redeem himself though by putting Mighty Putty over Kornheiser's mouth.

GMoney said...
Dec 23, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

Saw an ad today for that.

Fucking Comcast won't give anyone ESPN360.com, and now this fucktard.

I can't win by losing, I tell you.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 23, 2008, 4:12:00 PM  

That was classic. Witty, funny and hit it right on the nose. Good work AA.

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

I think my TV will spontaneously combust if this loudmouth and Berman ever appear on a show together .....

Gregg said...
Dec 23, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

Oh yeah, as an actual college student the only thing I do is watch Billy Mays sell me Bloomin' Onion Makers until I laugh so hard I cry.....

There's absolutely nothing that that guy won't (and can't) sell.

JFein said...
Dec 23, 2008, 6:15:00 PM  

TimeWarner won't give us ESPN360 either. I suggest Billy run his pitch at them to allow it.

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2008, 6:40:00 PM  

Can we have Billy Mays replace Tony K on MNF? If we are going to have someone shill Favre, might as well be Mays. Also, beards are back.

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

Reason #456,207 not to watch ESPN.

Unholy_Diver said...
Dec 23, 2008, 11:43:00 PM  

" GMoney said...
Fuck Billy Mays. Oxy-Clean doesn't even work."

You shut your mouth...Oxy-Clean is from the Gods.....KABOOM!!!!

BIGMerle said...
Dec 24, 2008, 12:45:00 AM  

Wait a sec...who would win in a cage match?? Billy Mays vs Vince from ShamWOW.....He is made in Germany....you know Germany makes good stuff

BIGMerle said...
Dec 24, 2008, 12:51:00 AM  

I was watching ESPN News about 10:00 a.m. (MST) this morning and I watched one of his pimp jobs for ESPN 360. They're pretty funny.

Brad James said...
Dec 24, 2008, 2:02:00 PM   Apr 8, 2009, 5:40:00 AM  

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