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With baseball just getting underway and the NBA playoffs in full swing, it’s hard to get publicity for the NHL playoffs. So ESPN decided to promote the NHL playoffs by using analyst Barry Melrose in a knock-off of a popular beer commercial.

The Dos Equis “World’s Most Interesting Man” commercials are, well, interesting, and while commercial parodies are all in good fun, some are just not meant to be.

What butchers this parody is not necessarily Melrose, but the apathetic narrator who appears as if he could care less if people turn to SportsCenter for their NHL playoff coverage.

Watch Barry Melrose as “The World’s Most Interesting Analyst” below.


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You’ve already seen the Mavericks’ Caron Butler try his hand, err head, at a commercial parody, and now it’s the Mavs’ rookie Frenchman Rodrigue Beaubois’ turn.

When it comes to sports movies, it’s hard to find a better feel-good story than the classic college football film Rudy. Now Roddy takes the place of Rudy on the field for Notre Dame.

I’m not sure if this is a form of hazing or not, because Rudy isn’t exactly the guy an athlete wants to be compared to. Gotta love the chanting and the sudden facial changes throughout the video, especially when he’s rushing the quarterback.