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The Onion, Lenovo Lampoon Fantasy Football Bros in ‘Tough Season’

“For some people, fantasy football feels real. For others it is real.” So claims Tough Season, The Onion’s new fantasy football series, developed in cooperation with DigitasLBI and Lenovo. Most of us, I think, know someone for whom this is true. Someone who loses sleep over the draft, and talks about NFL players as “my guys.” Someone like Tough Season’s Brad Blevins. Brad takes fantasy football way too seriously, despite the fact that his team, Brad’s Awesome Team, never wins his league. But he’s convinced, of course, that this season will be different.

Brad’s creepy rival Harris is focused on humiliating him, but Brad is intent on avoiding “The Watermelon Dance” (You really have to watch to see this one, I won’t give it away) at all costs. As the owner of three consecutive championships, Huge Giant Robots is the team to beat, with their mysterious owner Mr. Z. keeping his identity a secret. Episode one of the show flashed back to last season, with Brad’s tearful goodbye to Matt Forte and end-of-season humiliation. Episode two focuses on the draft.

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D.C. Agency Temporarily Rebrands Itself in Honor of RG3 Drafting

Well, looks like one agency in particular is pretty stoked about former Baylor QB/standout Robert Griffin III getting drafted and joining up with the Washington Redskins. RP3, which is based in Bethesda, MD, counts staffers including D&G/Mendelsohn Zien alum Claudia Caplan and has worked with clients including Norfolk Southern, the National Geographic Store, the United Way and Honest Tea during its three-year existence, is for the time being, RG3.

To show you the depth of their enthusiasm for the arrival of Griffin III, the agency’s VP, account management Tiffany Bacon, who also captained the Redskins cheerleading squad at one point, goes back to her roots in the image below. We’re just wondering how Robert Griffin himself will stack up against top pick Andrew Luck and if he can help his new, dismal team rebound.

 

 

Visa, Ned and a Trip to the Super Bowl

On any other year, your credit card company offering you a trip to Indianapolis on February 5 might not seem like a big deal, or even appealing. This year, it’s a totally different story, as Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium becomes the stage for Super Bowl XLVI on that very night. At the beginning of the year, who would’ve thought that by mid-season we would know that the hometown Colts have absolutely no shot of playing in the big game? Despite a Peyton Manning-less “lost year” for Colts fans, it’s nice to know that the city will still find a reason to celebrate on February 5 (and perhaps again in late April, when the Colts might have a shot at drafting 2012′s “sure thing,” Andrew Luck).

To celebrate, Visa is giving one lucky cardholder 10 tickets to the big game. And, if the above Wes Anderson-esque spot from TBWA (that’s actually directed by Stacy Wall) is any indication, that lucky winner could find opportunities for new friendships, embarrassing old friends, and eloping with the office crush in the “Racing Capital of the World.” Along with the gentle, calming narration of Morgan Freeman that America has come to value as much as apple pie, baseball and the Right to Bear Arms, it doesn’t get more red, white and blue than this spot from Visa. And, as residents of Baltimore surely know, there’s nothing quite as gratifying as making a die-hard Patriots fan wear the helmet of an opposing team. It would only be sweeter (and more timely), if that Patriots guy was a Redskins fan.

So, on this devastatingly sad and disheartening day for American football fans around the country, let’s find comfort in knowing that although college football is perhaps seeing its darkest hour ever, we still have the NFL to lift us up. And, hey, how ’bout them Packers? Check out more Ned-ventures here.