Remember back when no one wanted the broadcast rights to NASCAR, so Turner took a chance and ran wild with them?
How about back when the only people who knew what NASCAR was were walking out of a screening of “Days of Thunder”? Those were the days!
Let’s count all the 1990s things in this commercial!
Hapless Atlanta basketball fan can’t sleep for dreaming of The Omni’s Highlight Factory, so he dashes down to the box office to get his season tickets.
It’s already expensive, and the scene is fractured between the “sport” surfers and the “soul” surfers (I’m in the latter category), creating a fairly high barrier to entry to the uninitiated. Mainstream popularity could be the best–or worst–thing to happen to surfing. When sports are injected with a lot of money and interest, they tend to spoil. Just look at NASCAR.
Surfing has been added to the list of sports competed in at the Olympic Games. Despite the PR puff, the reality for surfers is there’s nothing to celebrate.
Source: Why adding surfing to the Olympic Games is bad news for surfers