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Brand Mascot Deathmatch

Well after countless gallons of virtual blood was spilled, we have made it to the finals.  So read the rules and vote on the matchup below.  I have included the CBS March Madness song for inspiration as you make your pick. (more…)

Brand Mascot Deathmatch

We move into Round 3 of the mascot death match tournament.  I have included the CBS March Madness song as inspiration in case you want to listen to something as you make your picks.  It is just like picking your college hoops bracket, except Dick Vitale isn’t on TV yelling at you.  Onto the matchups! (more…)

Brand Mascot Deathmatch

Well it has been a while since Round 1, but the we have finally made it to Round 2 of the Advertising Mascot Death Match Tournament.  So read the rules and vote on the matchups below.  I have included the CBS March Madness song as inspiration in case you want to listen to something as you make your picks. (more…)

Brand Mascot Deathmatch

Hey everyone,

A quick note for the site.  I have partnered up to share some of the content from The Clem Report with the team at KFC Radio.  If you haven’t already, check out their site and their podcasts.  It’s a great stop for sports, pop culture, and comedy.  One of the blogs I plan to be sharing with them will be the Death Match Tournaments.

A quick refresher about the tournaments.  On long trips, my buddies and I will name random celebrities, friends, fictional characters, etc. to participate in a tournament.  We place all these people in a bracket and vote on who would win in a fight to the death.  These tournaments always lead to some fun debates and interesting matchups.

Every month I will group 16 competitors together in a bracket and the readers will vote on who wins.  This tournament will be a matchup of famous advertising mascots. (more…)

TV Theme

Now this is a story all about how the Fresh Prince theme song won the 90’s TV Theme Tournament.  In a pretty big blowout, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air song was able to beat the upstart Home Improvement theme to take home best 90’s TV theme song.  Since The Clem Report is a functioning democracy for the people, this tournament was voted on by the visitors of the blog.  If you have any disagreements with the results, please forward them to the United States Constitution.

So for one last time, enjoy the greatest 90’s TV theme song of all-time:  The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.



The Independent-  One lasting memory of any South American World Cup is the passionate and over-the-top commentary whenever a goal is scored.

Cries of “GOOOOAL!!!!” and “Golazo” are often used to describe an amazing goal – Robin van Persie, Tim Cahill and James Rodriguez have all provided such moments during the tournament already – but which nation gets the most excited by the sight of the ball nestling in the back of the net?

Well, QZ decided to analyse the Facebook data to see which country celebrates goals the “loudest”. Taking into account the words ‘goal’ in English, ‘gol’ in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, ‘golo’ in European Portuguese and ‘tor’ in German, they checked to see which nation used the highest number of extra letters when celebrating a goal.

After collating their results, it emerged that Mexico took the spoils as they used an average of 6.6 extra characters per goal, closely followed by surprise package Algeria and Uruguay.

Goal letters

This is just one of those random studies that doesn’t really have much meaning behind it, but I am not going to hide my disappointment in my beloved home country.

We are the home of Super Sized fries and Costco.  When we score a goal, we need to make it COUNT.  I want the other countries to hate when we score a goal because we will flood thier feeds with vowels.  Come on America, you are better than that.  You have four years to get your GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL game together.  We are the land of the free, home of the brave, and the best damn country of all time.  Now act like it!

TV Theme

A song most people thought would get here against a song that may have had some upsets along the way.  I am intrigued to see how this vote goes.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air vs. Home Improvement


Los Angeles Times- Tim Howard may very well be the most popular man in America at this moment. So much so, an official White House petition was started Tuesday night to rename the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after Howard — seriously.

Although the U.S. men’s national soccer team was defeated by Belgium 2- 1 in the knockout round Tuesday afternoon, goalie Tim Howard emerged a national icon for his amazing work between the posts.

Fans created a petition on the White House website asking that  Reagan Airport be renamed after Howard.  “We politely request that we rename the airport to recognize his accomplishments, and meritorious service to the United States of America,” the petition states.

Anyone can post a petition on the “We the People” site, launched by the White House. If a petition gets 100,000 signatures, the administration will respond.

Listen, I love my country and had as much fun watching the US play in the World Cup as the next guy, but this petition is EXTREME.  Granted, setting the record for most saves ever in a World Cup game while also playing well in the Group Stage is worthy of some incredible memes.  But I think it ends there.

After using my old trusty Google machine, it looks like there is nothing named after James Craig.  You know, the goalie of the USA Miracle On Ice hockey team AKA the greatest underdog story in the history of sports at a time when our country REALLY needed something to get behind.  And in a sport that had a big following in the US before the tournament?

So it got me thinking, what would these people be looking to do if we had actually WON the Belgium game?  Or did better than 1-1-1 in Group play?  Or *gasp* won the whole damn tournament?  A few guesses below. (more…)

TV Theme

I don’t think there are many surprises in the Final Four.  However, I will say that seeing Home Improvement beat Growing Pains 7-1 was a shock.  If I made a “greatest song ever” tournament, I would put the Growing Pains theme song in there.  Just putting it out there.  But I digress.  Onto the Final Four: (more…)

TV Theme

Looks like we had mostly chalk in Round 1.  I am interested to see if we get any upsets in Round 2.  And if we are being completely honest, Perfect Strangers and Growing Pains are the two best actual songs in the tourney, by far. (more…)