The Many Emotions of Ryan Howard

If Ryan Howard is one thing, besides one of the most prolific power hitters in Phillies history, it’s affable. He always seems to have a banana grin on his face. And why not? He’s one of the most well-liked, well-respected, and well-paid players in the game. His personality and success also brought him a relationship with Subway, leading to some funny commercials.

As I don’t watch too much TV nor pay attention to the TV advertisement scene, I don’t know when this commercial was first put on the air, but it was recently tweeted to me by follower @vix183. It’s pretty funny, as Howard does a taste test of various sandwiches, demolishing the inferior choices before happily arriving at Subway’s sandwich.

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Howard Angry

Howard Real Angry

Howard Pleased

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6 comments

  1. TomG

    February 03, 2013 10:22 AM

    As someone who DVRs most things (including, usually, the first 45 or so minutes of Phillies games because I’ve found you need roughly that many minutes of padding to be able to zip through the commercials, reaching real time juuuust as the average-length game gets into the 9th), I don’t have to suffer through many commercials; but I usually do stop when I see a commercial with a Phillie in it zip by. I’m nothing if not a homer (both capital and lowercase “h” – D’oh!).

    That said, I hadn’t noticed this commercial, either, so I’m gonna say it’s new – based on that flimsy evidence alone, viz., I haven;t seen it before. (*Sigh* This is what constitutes proof these daze.) Pretty funny, even if the implication that Subway makes the best Phillie cheese steak is only slightly less ridiculous than Ben Revere’s argument that that thing he tweeted a picture of was a Phillie cheesesteak rather than some random sweepings from the floor of a pizzeria stuffed into a roll as a joke, which is what it looked like. I hope Revere didn’t eat it, whatever it was, because if he did, he’s bound to start the year on the disabled list.

    By the way, DVRing everything and zipping past the commercials won’t make you any happier in life. I now waste most of the time I spend watching shows trying to spot the product placements and then shaking my fist at the TV and cursing it, convinced that this is somehow ripping me off, thoughI’m not quite sure how. This is actually more entertaining than the plots of 90% of all TV shows I watch. (Having read those last two sentences I now realize just how sad my life sounds.)

    I spend the rest of my day yelling at teenagers to get off my lawn. (Oooh! Sadder still!)

    God, I need opening day to get here …

  2. Ryan

    February 03, 2013 10:22 AM

    Too bad Subway’s subs suck now. Wawa for life!

  3. RR

    February 03, 2013 10:40 AM

    Excellent! In one short piece BB nailed two of the intangibles that go into the FO’s assessment of Howard: 1) a consistently positive, pleasing personality that 2) translates–clubhouse presence aside–locally and nationally into a positive representation of the team.

  4. pel

    February 03, 2013 03:21 PM

    If Howard could must spend some time learning how to hit a breaking ball instead of eating horrible hoagies we would be set.

  5. Phillie697

    February 04, 2013 04:20 PM

    @RR,

    If only I can believe that’s their criteria for signing baseball players. See Young, Douchbag.

  6. Rob

    February 05, 2013 02:53 PM

    That’s one reason I’ll always like Ryan Howard no matter how much he drags us down — he just seems like a decent guy.

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