Tuesday, February 9, 2010

...oh, Matthew

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Matthew Stafford. I thought he was a great talent for Georgia and if Detroit can be a little more Ford and a little less Chrysler then perhaps he'll get a decent career outta the Lions.

That being said, it pains me to see him pushing AXE products.

Though I can see how advertising this stuff makes Middle School boys (who have no concept of smell radius) want to bathe in the stuff...but I like to think most grown men file this between "gold necklaces" and "Ed Hardy tshirts" in the category of Stuff Real Men Don't Actually Wear.

The product has more life in satire than shelf.

Matthew, if it makes you money by all means go for it...but we all know you don't need it. You don't have to smell like a middle school boy's locker room to get women. We saw your performance against Cleveland, and we know you're a man.

Of course, this is coming from a guy with a receding hairline and a 5 year marriage. Perhaps my idea of manhood falls more within the bounds of hard work and being a good husband, but there is something to be said for sewing your wild oats in your early 20's. More power to you. Have fun, kids.


MikeInValdosta said...

Mackie makes masterful use of metaphors!

"if Detroit can be a little more Ford and a little less Chrysler"


Berryfine said...

I see what you did here...promoting AXE without PROMOTING Axe. Points for getting around being called a douche for featuring them ;)

amanda young said...

But Stafrord has done nothing, other than get hurt every time he falls down. Yeah the O-line sux and lets the QB get totally smeared every other play, but its' still not acceptable to have your QB play just a little bit in two years. I say get a new QB in the draft. Stafford's not tested, and thus is just as much of a beginner as a player out of the draft, except the player out of the draft is not a proven failure since they are always hurt.Amanda Vanderpool