I think we all agreed a while back that selling the 2004 Fenway turf was not the greatest marketing idea. I mean, what would you do with it? And who could forget the Curt Schilling “Bobble Ankle” being released just as we find out his ankle wasn’t healing quickly enough. Not a bad idea, just really bad timing.

Here are a couple of other advertisements that caught my attention recently…

I don’t know about you, but when I heard about the Friendly’s “Happy Ending” I was the first one in line. Boy was my face red when all I got from the waitress was a friggin’ ice cream sundae. I guess it was probably a good thing since she was about 60 years old and a slight hump on her back.

I didn’t think that would ever be topped. Then I heard about Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” program. Once again, I go rushing downtown into my local branch, only to be faced with more disappointment. They really mean “change” – as in coins. Damn!

Now I sit with my remote switching the channel when the shows come on and the commercials end. I don’t want to miss the Delta Airlines “Around the World” ad. Or how about the Whirlpool “Golden Showers” promotion? The mind simply reels at what could be next.

This, sports fans, is a disturbing view into the quality and creativity that is Surviving Grady during the off-season.