So before we get to our 2012 review, it's time to get caught up on a couple of commercials + one sketch that I've been meaning to highlight for a while
First up Cam Newton. This guy is funny. I don't understand how people can hate him. I mean, how can you actually, legitimately, despise him? Sure you could say he's cocky, but I think his bravado comes from a good place. He just likes to have fun. Here, take a look at the "this is sportscenter" ad he shot earlier this year.
Still not convinced? Ok, check out this hilarious spot he filmed with a kid for the NFL's play 60 initiative.
Shifting gears for a second, perhaps slipping under the radar was Jamie Foxx hosting SNL on the 8th. There were a couple of solid sketches. I really enjoyed the "Maine Justice" courtroom sketch in which he and Sudeikis essentially act ridiculous for a few minutes. But I think the standout for me was Jamie being interviewed as the Hostess snack "Ding Dong" during weekend update. It's classic Jamie being Jamie. (Is there anyone more talented on the planet?) I also love that you can see Seth enjoying the banter.
Finally, this is absolutely one of my favorite commercials of 2012. This Chris Paul / Cliff Paul spot stands out for two reasons. 1st. Chris Paul just seems like a great dude in general. 2nd. Turns out dude is pretty damn goofy. Statefarm is at the top of their game when it comes to athlete commercials. It's a minute long, but it's worth it.
Alright. When I come back it'll be with Part 1 of my favorite things of 2012 post. Remember how much fun last year was?