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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.

Mehmet Okur is Quite the Bartender

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Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur will be out for the rest of the NBA playoffs due to injury, but that doesn’t mean he won’t still have an impact on the floor.

The 6-11 Okur is known for draining threes, and those skills are apparently replicated when the Turkish big man goes into bartender mode. Lucky for us we have actual footage of Okur saving a poor guy from having to bear an ice-less drink.

J-Lo may not look the part, but apparently she knows her football. Her husband, Marc Antony, owns a minority share in the Miami Dolphins, and the actress/singer is quite excited for the draft.

On the Jay Leno show she was asked about her “ownership” of the team and what the draft would hold for the Dolphins, and surprisingly enough she had a well-informed answer.

“We have the 12th pick you know, so I’m leaning toward Dan Williams (of Tennessee),” Lopez said. “We need a defensive tackle and he’s really explosive off the line, can beat the double team, and does a nice job of finishing the play. But that’s just my opinion.”

After that interview with Leno, I’m convinced J-Lo could hold her own against Kiper and McShay. But that’s just my opinion.

The Dolphins-talk starts around the 3:35 mark.

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Nowadays it’s hard to come up with an original commercial, especially for shoes. But Nike went for a different approach with their latest viral ad, and they nailed it.

The use of actor David Koechner won me over from the very beginning, although any member from the cast of “Anchorman” or “The Office” would have done the trick. If the name doesn’t ring a bell you should recognize him instantly, as he always seems to be lurking in all the funny movies.

Troy Polamalu, Brandon Roy, Carl Lewis, and Maria Sharapova are some of the athletes used in the video. Polamalu’s been on a roll with the commercials lately, from Coke Zero to Head & Shoulders and now Nike. I guess he took some advice from Shaq that you can get mentioned on internet blogs if you appear in viral videos while injured.

Gotta love John McEnroe at the end.