This is me getting distracted from completing an assignment for class. The task is to rewrite a commercial we don't like in a way that would seem more acceptable to us. I chose the Karako Suits commercial from here in Long Island. It's a local chain of menswear stores, and Steve Smith & Kerry Rhodes are their spokespeople.
I have no issues with the subpar camera quality. I don't care about the awkward set location (which might be Mitchell Field in Nassau County, but don't quote me on that). I really have no qualms with Kerry's poor acting and weird body language that so often tears his mind away from tackling Wes Welker.
It's the length of the ties that bother me. Look at Kerry Rhodes' tie! It's above his belt buckle! He's 6'3" -- you'd think Karako could spring for an extra long tie. But nope... they don't. It makes me never want to shop there. I'll stick with Syms and Men's Warehouse for my suits.
Here's the commercial:
Sidenote: There's a series of these and I don't suggest you watch it. But do check out the lone YouTube comment left on this video by a man named Joseph Kessell. Thanks, Joe.
See, when the tie is that high up, and the jacket hangs that far below it, it makes Rhodes look stocky. Not like a 6'3" world class athlete.
But I can't just fault Karako. I can understand Steve Smith not knowing that his tie looked somewhat absurd. He's a cornball. But Kerry Rhodes always brags about his fashion sense and his high class tastes. If he's so great, he would have fixed his tie, which is why the Jets need to go ahead and trade him. I'm confident in Eric Smith to replace Mr. Rhodes, and I bet Eric would fix his damn tie.
If the Jets can swap Rhodes for another running back -- since Thomas Jones has been cut and Leon Washington is coming off a broken leg -- a pass rusher or a pick, I'd be happy with that decision. Not only does it improve the defense, but I wouldn't have to see Kerry Rhodes in anymore stupid Karako commercials.
-- Max Caster