The Joke is on the '85 Bears: Boost Mobile Shuffle (Commercial and Full Video)


First and foremost, congratulations to the Saints and the city of New Orleans on a great win in a memorable Super Bowl XLIV.

Part of the whole Super Bowl hoopla are all the commercials and of course, as a die-hard Bears fan I wanted to see the Super Bowl Shuffle remake commercial by Boost Mobile.  The 30 second spot that aired did not do justice to the full video that I uploaded from Boost Mobile’s website.  Check it the commercial and then the full video after the jump:

Boost Mobile Commercial

Full Boost Mobile Shuffle

As a Bears fan, I am officially embarrassed for my team.  Note to all the ’85 Bears that appeared in this video – THEY ARE LAUGHING AT YOU, NOT WITH YOU.

First of all, this is not the 25th anniversary of the Super Bowl Shuffle.  That won’t come up until this coming December.  The 2010 NFL season marks the 25th anniversary of the ’85 Bears, who made history by winning the Super Bowl XX in 1986.

I don’t know who wrote the lyrics to the song, but they were a complete train wreck.  If they were supposed to be funny, they were not.  Eat a bass?  Get a spray tan?  WTF?

If the choreography was supposed to be mocking the bad choreography from the original Shuffle, I couldn’t tell for sure if it was supposed to be mocking or just horrific.

If you were an ’85 Bear and approached to do this commercial , how could you possibly read your lyrics and demean yourself by participating in this abortion of a commercial?

If you’re a Maury Buford or a Steve Fuller, I get it.  This is all you’ve got.  Opportunities to pull in a few extra bucks are probably few and far between.  McMahon?  Loved him as a player, but he’s a total sellout.

But guys like Ditka and Singletary have legit careers going.  Why put your name on this piece of trash?

And Richard Dent?  After watching him lumber around in this video, I’m beginning to think he deserves a call to the Hall of Shame, not the Hall in Fame in Canton.

If Boost called me tomorrow and offered free service, I could not in good conscience use them.  If their service is as bad as their commercial my call might just get…. dropped.

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  • Sara

    Eh, it was funny. Get over yourself. These guys probably had a great time getting together to shoot that. It’s nice that they have a sense of humor, legit career or otherwise.

  • Joe

    Dude, you’re an idiot. It wasn’t a great commercial but it means nothing. Like Sara said, get over yourself.

  • Boomer

    Joe – you and Sara and certainly entitled to your opinions. Believe me, you’re not the first (or last) to call me an idiot.

    The Super Bowl Shuffle was clever and funny. This commercial was neither. I think it’s sad that my heroes have been diminished to a bunch of old dudes hocking cell phone plans.

  • beto

    it was funny and great to see the team back together. lighten up, your taking life way to seriously… these guys were great players and now let them have a little fun if they want they’ve earned it. what have you done? idiot

  • clif

    This was just another example of the 85 Bears. They don’t care what enyone thinks….They are just having fun!