The other day, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco jokingly complained to the local media that his coaches were being too conservative with their play calling and that he could use some help in criticizing his coaches so they would open it up some more. Then everyone laughed and someone in the back of the room yelled, “Dude, you are the worst fantasy football QB ever!” It might have been me. But I digress.
Flacco’s comments, while made in jest, were still true, and his offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, agreed that he was being too conservative, and then offered his own joke response to the Baltimore media.
“Number one, I’m not going to listen to anything you guys say,” said Cameron in his weekly talk with reporters. “But no, we’ll listen to what Joe has to say. I almost thought of telling Joe, ‘Those words are hurtful. You’re not coming to the pancake social.’”
(Via the Baltimore Sun)
In case you’re one of the few lucky people who don’t get that “joke”, Cameron is referring to the Geico car insurance commercial in which the caveman character loses to Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo in a game of Scrabble. While breaking down commercials is more of a Warming Glow thing, I can’t help but point out a few things about this tired, terrible commercial theme that my car insurance provider keeps choking us with.
1) I love how they have to specifically introduce Orakpo in every commercial since nobody has a clue who he is. Yes, we obviously know that he’s a Pro Bowl linebacker, but John Q. Fenderbender doesn’t and that makes me giggle for some reason.
2) Why doesn’t the caveman accuse Orakpo of cheating? He uses an 11-letter word! And then he plays Geico, which isn’t a word, without letting the caveman take his turn. He’s worse than people who use the Lexical Word Finder website to cheat at Words With Friends and then pretend like they’re awesome.
3) Who turns down a pancake social? Pancakes are f*cking delicious.
4) I always wonder why Geico keeps making these commercials – and how anyone could have ever thought a TV show based on them was a good idea – and then Cam Cameron quotes this commercial for humor, and even worse, I read some of the comments on the YouTube page. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I look forward to Idiocracy being real.