So far, I'm surviving okay as the only thing I've really missed is SportsCenter. But one commercial that I caught many times before shutting off the cable and continue to see on other networks is a bit for ESPN. You've probably seen it, too.
EMPLOYEE #1: You think it's time Pedroia gets a sandwich?This commercial has sparked one major question among television viewers who may not be very sports-savvy: Who is Esposito? Since this commercial is supposed to take place in Boston, the most obvious answer among sports fans is former Boston Bruin Phil Esposito.
EMPLOYEE #2: The laser show? I think he's deserved it.
EMPLOYEE #1: Okay, hear me out. How about turkey pepperoni?
EMPLOYEE #2: That's like a Big Papi without the cheese.
EMPLOYEE #1: How about capicola?
EMPLOYEE #2: What's with the capicola, man? Every sandwich has got to have capicola.
EMPOLOYEE #1: Joe, you gonna back me up on this capicola?
JOE: It's the best.
EMPLOYEE #1: That's right, it's the best.
EMPLOYEE #2: And that's why it's on the Esposito.
EMPLOYEE #1: Oh, that's right.
But I know better.
This is no hockey reference. Joe clearly says that capicola is "the best" and when I hear those words, only one thing comes to mind:
That's right. The most well-known song from the original Karate Kid -- You're the Best -- performed by Joe "Bean" Esposito.
Did you catch that? "You're THE BEST" by Joe ESPOSITO!
Call this one for a former hockey star if you'd like. I'm calling it for the Karate Kid.