Jun 24 2009
Sportscenter commercials have come a long way since the early days of the 80s.Â The integration of players has been outstanding. Â And in today’s market I’m always up for seeing a commercial from ESPN.
But one thing I hadn’t realized is that back in the 80s and 90s athletes weren’t really the stars of the commercials.Â The anchors had a much bigger role.Â Of course athletes were implemented in the commercials but there was definitely less of a focus on them.
Personally I think the commercials have improve immensely over the last 10 years or so.Â However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still classics from years past.
Here are 10 memorable Sportscenter commercials from the 90s
Clemens Heater Slows Down
Gheorghe Muresan Dancing
Craig Kilborn is a Celebrity
The New Kid
Pete Sampras at ESPN Headquarters
Rookie Camp (Kobe Bryant and Keyshawn Johnson)
Next Time Have Some ID
Mascot Steals Bobby Labonte’s Car
Clemens Makes Copies
Even More Uncoachable Stuff