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Gus Johnson, Bill Raftery Are Here to Yell, Make You Feel Nauseous for FOX Sports

From Pereira & O’Dell New York comes a new spot already being hailed by SB Nation as “weird” and “gross.” Starring FOX Sports’ Big East basketball commentators Gus Johnson (who FOX has been marketing as an overly loud spaz, as though that was a good thing) and Bill Raftery (who announced he was bringing his trademark nonsensical “onions!” catchphrase from ESPN to FOX in November), the spot imagines what it would be like if this odd duo was to analyze childbirth.

In addition to SB Nation‘s glowing review, Sports Grid is boldly declaring the spot an “early contender for worst ad of the year.” But don’t just take their word for it! “Terrible commercial. A bit disturbing. Not funny,” says one YouTube commenter. “Fire the idiot who approved this commercial,” says another! Well, you know what they say: When Gus Johnson pounds a desk and causes a newborn baby to come rocketing out of his mother’s vagina, you’re bound to get a big reaction. Credits after the jump.

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Monday Odds and Ends

-Nissan takes out an ad to celebrate its recognized ad campaign from TBWA\Chiat\Day LA (above). link

-How do you “rebrand baby girls?” Fast Company puts ad agencies to the test. link

-Matt Spielman joined Publicis-owned, Atlanta-based Moxie as SVP, strategy director and overall business leader for L’Oréal.

-Mark Gethin was named U.S. creative director of color grading at bi-coastal VFX/digital studio MPC. link

-NYC-based agency Noise welcomed Cory Berger VP of marketing and biz dev.

-Could we see a Droid 4 from Motorola in December? link

-Washington Square Films signed director Paul Iannacchino for commercial representation.