Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by Stevedude530, Sep 1, 2006.
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not bad, could have chosen less cliche music, but that's OLN for you.
I have no problem with the music. I like the promo overall, mostly because they thankfully used actual players in real highlights, instead of some ridiculous warrior story or a bunch of actors in generic uniforms in some dimly-lit rink.
"MY NHL" never included Johnny Cage
I don't understand your reply.
Actual NHL highlights in a promo? Is this a first?
Johnny Cage... the "American" fighter in Mortal Kombat.
I thought the promo was great... Rookie Orientation/Training Camp and Evgeni Malkin this week!!
No, the NHL on Fox had plenty of clips with real players and highlights. I remember ABC doing some with Roenick too, it's not like they never did anything like that before.
My failure to understand the other poster's reply remains.
Johnny Cage was an actor, that's as far as I got.
As for the promo, I like it a lot. The quick cuts really make the game seem a lot faster opposed to most commercials which make it seem slower.
FOX's commercials were funny too. That was good commercial though. Better than the myStanley Cup One's
The music was a little cliche, but its used by alot of other sports as well so I guess if its not broke....etc. Overall it got me pumped for next season, but if I look at a hockey stick during the off season, i'm ready to go for next season. Cant WAIT
...now drop the puck!
it's Beethoven's 9th - it's a masterpiece and I for one LOVE the Promo. The VS logo doesn't even look that bad...
Couldn't watch, the screen was just green...
i like it, but oln/versus needs to change they're website...then again when do they officially change to versus?
Some time in September.
I can't believe people don't know who Johnny Cage is. Mortal Combat anyone?
1) I wouldn't consider "Ode to Joy" cliche (i.e. the piece from Beethoven's 9th in the commercial). I think using Standard Hard Rock Score #6 might have been a cliche.
2) Johnny Cage is an obscure reference.
Even knowing who Johnny Cage is (now) hasn't helped me understand your original reply.
some of the early promos they had
...and thanks to some slacker at an ad agency with Protools its all chopped up.
Try updating your player. The picture was messed up for me too at first.
Those were great IMO. Very atmospheric.
Thought it was pretty good. Nice to see OLN/Versus putting a lot of effort into the hockey. I am very happy to see they are changing the name of the network, I think things are looking up for the NHL and Versus.