Avoid the creepy park dweller Barry Switzer

Adweek's Eleftheria Parpis enjoyed this cross-promo spot by Hill, Holliday for SpikeTV's Pros vs. Joes and Dunkin' Donuts. I find it creepy. Ex-college football coach and sportscaster Barry Switzer pops out from behind a tree and babbles about "ball protection" and "rocks" to a couple of young guys. He’s also carrying around a football dressed as a baby. One of the dudes IDs Switzer in an awkward fashion, perhaps in an attempt to let the audience in on the joke, but Barry still just seems like a naughty, nutty old man bugging folks in the park. Maybe he had one too many Dunkin' turbo shots before donning the red windbreaker. Those nerds he pesters would be well advised to go long before Coach suggests a huddle.

—Posted by David Gianatasio

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