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Re .shills.  A shill is defined thusly:

 

an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.

 

By definition, someone who is the vendor or is openly paid to promote something cannot be a shill.  The definition of shill implies some dishonesty, some pretense to being a paying customer when in fact, you are being paid for your opinion.  Someone mentioning a sponsor during Super Bowl interviews, in 2016, is as much of a shill as the NPR guy who mentions that "Thanks to Moscow Pullman Toyota.  Toyota takes you where you want to go". 

 

That said, Peyton's mention of drinking Budweiser was embarassingly amateurish.  He should have just said "Thanks Budweiser for your sponsorship", which would have read a lot more real.

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This is why the SB usually sucks for actual football fans… the game is usually a non-event and not very interesting unless your team is involved. I couldn't give two shits about this SB although I'm happy Denver sent Carolina home .. Newtown can just STFU already.
Bruno Mars is terrible, just terrible. Playing the SB is now a sure sign that you absolutely suck or are just a commercial product. The mid-2000's had actual musicians such as Tom Petty, Bruce, Prince, etc… but the last 5-6 years have just been fucking garbage.
He is such an utter dumbass is those insurance commercials.

Bruno Mars is trying to be Michael Jackson in about 1985.

post #7383 of 13921
The MC Hammer references were cool for the bay.
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i can hear fireworks?

for a short stretch after the game i was v annoyed that the broncos won because all the fireworks in my neighborhood were freaking my dog out frown.gif
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Bruno Mars is a musician. I think he plays like five instruments. He started playing and performing with his parents band in Hawaii when he was very young. Personally I'd rather hear him over TP for an event like this. Plus he got moves like JB, hammer and Michael.
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Re .shills.  A shill is defined thusly:

an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.

By definition, someone who is the vendor or is openly paid to promote something cannot be a shill.  The definition of shill implies some dishonesty, some pretense to being a paying customer when in fact, you are being paid for your opinion.  Someone mentioning a sponsor during Super Bowl interviews, in 2016, is as much of a shill as the NPR guy who mentions that "Thanks to Moscow Pullman Toyota.  Toyota takes you where you want to go". 

That said, Peyton's mention of drinking Budweiser was embarassingly amateurish.  He should have just said "Thanks Budweiser for your sponsorship", which would have read a lot more real.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/peyton-manning-s-budweiser-plugs-were-a-little-self-serving-051858426.html
post #7387 of 13921
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You can't shill for your own businesses. He is a terrible pitchman though.
post #7388 of 13921
y'all arguing about peyton's boring beer choice when this happened during the postgame show

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2614853-aqib-talib-wipes-out-on-his-way-to-postgame-interview-after-winning-super-bowl
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You can't shill for your own businesses. He is a terrible pitchman though.

You have Pitchers in American football? I thought that was Baseball? These local sports confuse me smile.gif

As to anyone being desperate to drink a Budweiser, the mind boggles...
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Bruno Mars grinded for many years without much result until finally getting some hits, knows how to play several instruments, seems like a really nice person in general and has the best voice in the world right now according to Adele.

There is a plethora of mainstream artists you can complain about for various reasons, but I don't really think Bruno Mars is one of them.
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Re .shills.  A shill is defined thusly:

an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.

By definition, someone who is the vendor or is openly paid to promote something cannot be a shill.  The definition of shill implies some dishonesty, some pretense to being a paying customer when in fact, you are being paid for your opinion.  Someone mentioning a sponsor during Super Bowl interviews, in 2016, is as much of a shill as the NPR guy who mentions that "Thanks to Moscow Pullman Toyota.  Toyota takes you where you want to go". 

That said, Peyton's mention of drinking Budweiser was embarassingly amateurish.  He should have just said "Thanks Budweiser for your sponsorship", which would have read a lot more real.

Problem is people will instantly tune out of what they heard when the word 'sponssorhip' comes up, where there are a lot of ... umm ... people that fit into Bud's target market ... who will probably think that shill was just him talking about what beer he likes
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I have never listened to Bruno Mars and don't particularly gravitate to his style of music but I thought he was brilliant and stole the show.
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Beyonce was great. Crew dressed like Black Panthers
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Problem is people will instantly tune out of what they heard when the word 'sponssorhip' comes up, where there are a lot of ... umm ... people that fit into Bud's target market ... who will probably think that shill was just him talking about what beer he likes

Maybe in general, but the Superbowl is famous for the ads as well as for the game and the halftime show.

Either way, it was clumsy.
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Who's the LAD musician version of Regis? Really liking that bomber a few people picked up, but not finding many stockists
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