Alright, enough is enough, somebody has to bring this up. What in the world is going on with that Tyler Hansbrough AT&T commercial? I'm dumbfounded every time I see it. Here's the link to the video.
The questions I have:
-Are we supposed to know it's Tyler Hansbrough? Sure he was a famous college basketball player but do you honestly think the majority of America knows who he is when they watch the commercial? They're probably not even aware he's famous, they just think he's an unfortunate looking actor in the same vain as this guy. (Also pictured here)
-Why did AT&T decide to use Tyler Hansbrough for a phone commercial? Was there a list of athletes they wanted to use and eventually they settled on Hansbrough? If so, how big was the list? How far down do you have to go before you say, "Well I guess Hansbrough's our guy." Or was he the choice from the beginning? Were they in the pitch meeting saying, "Tyler Hansbrough helps a little girl find her dog."
-Why is he still wearing UNC gear? The guy has graduated and is now a member of the Indiana Pacers (apparently), obviously he's having some trouble letting go.
Despite all of these questions this is far and away my favorite commercial on television, I watch it every time it's on without fail. So whatever their reasoning, it worked.