Wednesday , Aug , 28 , 2013 Matt Formica

Happy Hump Day! Dirk stars in funny Mavs commercial (VIDEO)

In honor of Wednesday, I thought it was only fitting to share with all you Hoopsvibers out there the Dallas Mavericks most recent Hump Day parody commercial featuring Dirk Nowitzki.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  I didn't think Dirk was that funny prior to seeing this commercial.  I was pleasantly surprised.  And I hope you are too.

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Whether or not you have GEICO Insurance, you have to admit, that company knows how to advertise.  Their commercials have been among some of my personal favorites for years now.  And that's pretty impressive considering how many terrible commercials we all see on TV.

So if you watch TV ever, you should by now be familiar with GEICO's "Happier than a …" ad campaign.  Some of my personal favorites have been "happier than an antelope with night vision goggles," "happier than Dikembe Mutombo blocking a shot," and most recently "happier than a camel on Wednesday."

Well the Mavericks, in an effort to sell season ticket packages to Mavs fans, decided to step up their advertising game and produce a spoof commercial of GEICO's "Happier than a camel on Wednesday" only in their version, it's their franchise player Nowitzki, instead of the camel, who is excited about Game Day rather than Hump Day.  I must say, the Mavs marketing department did some good work with this one; and I tip my hat to Dirk on a fine performance.  

See the Mavs' commercial, and the Geico commercial that inspired it all, below.

And have a Happy Hump Day, Hoopsvibers!

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