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wins my vote for best commercial. It actually came from youtube. Sure do miss Paul Harvey. Good day!
This post was edited by sleets1 17 months ago
i thought it was good until it turned out to be a dodge commercial
Roll Tide to Her
I was thinking the same thing - always looked forward to his daily message.
Several girls in their 20's I was with at a SB party did not know who he was. I was shocked but I guess he's been off the radio for 5-10 years. They would have been young teens so I gave them a pass.
I agree ! I stopped what I was doing.
Not a fan of Dodge but that was a great commercial
Our whole room became still and quiet. What a voice. Not too much tougher than being a farmer. The still of the busted up hands and finger nails had to come from a farmer.
Here's the actual commercial.
Just remember this was actually a speech from a 1978 National FFA Convention. Dodge's utilization should not take away from the awesomeness that is Paul Harvey's ability to move people through spoken word. That piece is unbelievably amazing.
It edges the Jeep/USO commercial only because of the latter's association with Oprah.
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Agree. Also that Dodge actually played the whole thing, almost two minutes. Must have cost a fortune but worth. I'll actually think about a Dodge next year when my lease is up. I'm glad they didn't plaster a Dodge truck all over the screen at the end and ruin it. Plus one.
No doubt great commercial and message. Paula Harvey, well what more needs to be said?
Amen to both! My Grandpa is a farmer.
the commercial alone is gonna sway you to potentially buy a dodge?
Isn't that the point? Perhaps not "right," but it's the reason behind using such emotionally driving pieces in commercials.
According to my Dad, the Dodge dealer in Anniston is offering a "buy a Ram, get a Dart free" deal. No word on the fine print. But, imo, Dodge has the best looking truck on the road at the moment so it has given me pause.
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
As did I. Good stuff
After being in the car business for 12 years when I was younger, I said I would look at one. That is by far more than I would've said in the past. Whatever had the highest resell always got my business and Dodge trucks were at the bottom of that list.Now I'm old and financially stable enough, I lease, so resell doesn't factor. Since Dodge allowed me to hear Paul Harvey for two minutes and brought attention to a trade that made this country great, yes, I will give them a look. Will I buy one, I doubt it...but I will look. Good Day!
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Plus one for being at a party with girls in their twenties. My favorite age for girls. Did they have small ankles? RTR!
I miss listening to Paul Harvey.
My dad is turned 71 earlier this month and is a tough s.o.b. The night of the championship game he fell in the garage and punctured his lung and didn't know it. He went about the night with little concern but slight pain and discomfort. My mom pleaded with him to take him to the Dr. but he refused until she was in tears and the next day I asked him to go just to be on the safe side. When he got there is lung had completely collapsed. He was rushed to an emergency procedure that was successful and he stayed in the hospital until that Friday. He was up and around that Sunday as if nothing had happened. I was amazed because of his age. I told him to just take it easy and he listened. I never knew why he was always so darn tough until i saw that commercial last night but it all made sense immediately when i was watching it because he grew up on a farm.
This post was edited by klong2005 17 months ago
By far the best SB commercial. I thought, as a group, these were the worst SB commercials ever and I've watched all of them.
Yep. The "serious" commercials were far better than the "humorous" ones this year.
klong2005 - My granddad is the same way. Closing in on 80 and could still work me to death. He refuses to see a physician until it is absolutely necessary or is forced by family members. It's a degree of toughness that few have these days. My only concern is that he one day encounters an issue more urgent than it seems and waits too long, much like you could have witnessed had this been a more serious form of pneumothorax. Glad to hear it worked out for your dad.
Barrett Jones tweet last night:
Trying to go to bed but now I can't stop watching Paul Harvey you tubes. How have I never heard of this guy before tonight.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Barrett Jones tweeted that he was trying to go to bed but couldn't stop watching Paul Harvey youtubes. Then said how could he not know about Paul Harvey.
I wasn't in the room when the commercial started but that voice was unmistakable! Always loved listening to him.
This post was edited by bamacopp 17 months ago
That's the effect that Paul Harvey has on people. Bama Xray is right about his ability using spoken word. It grabs your attention. Looking around nationally, the ad seems to have sparked the most debate. Several downvotes itt, maybe they're mad because we all know the Tide was created on the eighth day! :)
We made Paul Harvey twice. Back in the 90s when my dad owned a stockyard in a Florence. It was an awesome story that kept Paul chuckling through the whole thing. I'll tell y'all just cuz its that good.
Owning a stockyard you deal with crazy animals all the time, on a weekly basis really. But this one week in the summer we had this woman bring in a crazy bull. Of course we were a little curious seeing a woman driving the truck and cattle trailer into the unloading pen and she soon informed us her husband was at home with broken ribs after this bull nearly killed him trying to get it up at his farm. So we knew we had a live one from the get go. So we put the 2000lb bull in our reinforced pen that no bull had ever broke out of. He was the most athletic looking bull I'd ever seen. He was shredded and full of piss and vinegar.
Needless to say, he broke out demolishing the pen in the process. After chasing us around for a bit and jumping over countless 6 foot high gates the bull sees the 9 foot high metal fence perimeter of the stockyard. Now this is a huge stockyard, 100 yards long with hundreds of holding pens. But he sees the perimeter fence and starts psyching himself up for the leap. He paws a few times and then goes for it. His two front feet make it over but his midsection gets hung up and he starts sliding back kicking all the way. Well he slides back to where his front limbs are what's keeping him on the fence and right about then his back legs start climbing the metal beams one after another and with one last kick goes falling over into the parking lot. We all look at each other knowing this bull is about to kill someone and were going to get sued to high hell.
Now I know this is going to sound crazy and like a cartoon but this happened. Om sale days we had a flee market in the parking lot that had at least 50 booths. Most of the sellers were elderly so my brother immediately ran for his 308 rifle. In the mean time this bull takes aim at the flee market lol. He goes crashing through booths, destroying about 10 chicken coups at one point. So chickens are flying around in the air, people are climbing on top of their trucks and little old ladies are climbing under their cars. After about two or three minutes and destroying the flee market the bull sees the road, and freedom. My brother comes running out with the rifle but doesn't shoot cuz there's just to many people running around and the bull disappears and takes to the woods, still headed for downtown Florence.
We jump in the truck and go after it. Well by the time we figure out where its at, its in the middle of town. Cops are freaking out and calling animal control. Why they didn't shoot it I don't know but they were probably like us and afraid to hit a bystander. About then the bull heads towards one of the big banks in town. Now this bank had all glass doors and windows in the lobby and the bull sees people inside and decides to break through the glass windows. So there's a 2000lb bull inside the bank going after customers but the floor is tile and he's slipping around everywhere. He spends a minute or so in there and then breaks through another window.
I'll skip a bit here cuz I know this is long and you probably wouldn't believe half of it. So a few miles down the road were now out on hwy 43 heading toward the mall. At this point we know that were going to have to end this ourselves because the cops and animal control are useless and scared shitless. So my brother is in the back of the truck with the rifle and were gaining on him now cuz there really isn't any vegetation or woods there...we thought. If you know the area on the right side of 43 there around the hobby lobby there's a high embankment of cudzoo that leads to the projects on the other side. Well this bull goes up the hill and my brother jumps off the truck and goes after him.
Now remember the cops are in on the chase right behind us. So my brother goes up the hill with the rifle into the projects. Apparently none of the people standing around hanging out in the hood saw the bull but they see my brother running through the projects...with the rifle....with about five cops guns drawn giving chase. All the people in the hood are screaming hit the deck, its a crazy white man in a shootout with the cops. About then my brother spots the bull in the clear and takes the shot. He hits it and takes a few more just in case. At this point the hood is freaking out thinking there's a shootout and a few grab their guns. The cops tell them the deal and its over at that point.
Paul Harvey told it so well though, had us rolling. I miss his story telling. And that's the rest of the story about the rampaging bull of Florence Alabama.
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