Though I didn’t fill out any brackets or place any bets on the outcome of the NCAA basketball tournament, I am a fan. I like college ball sometimes even better than the NBA because the game isn’t about a team’s superstars. It is more about fundamentals and well executed team play. That, however, is not the subject of this post.
I do not watch very much TV and what I do watch is usually pre-recorded on my PV-R (or as they say in the country to the south, DV-R). The result of this is that I don’t watch many commercials. This is a benefit to my life, in general. I don’t care about beer commercials, I don’t care about the latest invention at the local fast food place, and I don’t generally need to know what toys I am not going to buy for my friends’ small children.
Today though, I am sitting on the couch happily taking part in the March Madness and all I want is to see the same commercials as the people watching in the USA. I don’t entirely understand the reasoning, I just know that in Canada the advertisers don’t pay for the air time in the same way so the commercials here are completely repetitive. I have been a couch potato for most of the day and I have seen the same commercials probably in every 3 commercial breaks.
Does anyone else find this annoying? Is it just me?
Oh and because I need to prove I have been reading other things all day, this is a great op-ed.