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Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Posted on: October 11, 2011 1:35 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Have you seen those recent Taco Bell commercials with eccentric Giants closer Brian Wilson? If not, here you go:



Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris has seen it, and he's evidently not a fan (understatement alert). Witness his tweet from Monday night (via Big League Stew).



It's too bad that with Wilson being a closer and Norris being a starter, the odds of one stepping into the batter's box against the other are pretty astronomical.

Also, this kind of disrupts traditional hierarchy. Generally speaking, less established players don't really go after more established players. Norris, 26, had a decent season for the Astros -- who were the worst team in baseball. Wilson is a three-time All-Star and was a prominent member of the World Series champion Giants in 2010.

This example, in a long line of examples, is why Twitter is equally awesome for fans and maybe a bit too much for some athletes. If you're Bud Norris, why go after Brian Wilson? Nothing can possibly be gained by that. And, really? He can't tell if Brian Wilson plays baseball?

We can help, Bud: Yes, Brian Wilson plays baseball. He's better at it than you are.

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Comments

Since: Oct 15, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:54 am
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

A little perspective from an outsider here...  I can totally see fans on both sides thinking these commercials are stupid, insulting, etc -- but as someone who lives in a baseball wasteland (NC), I see this crazy guy in a couple of commercials, think he's gotta be a baseball player, google him, and suddenly I'm watching the playoffs -- so maybe it's good for the game, at least in terms of generating some interest.  Just my two cents.  Seems to me that as bad behavior goes this is pretty benign, maybe even entertaining, and if it helps make more people pay attention to America's pastime, I'm all for it!



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Really? I'm a Dodger fan and i hate Wilson but he has made me laugh more than any ballplayer since Yogi Berra. Gracie's Mike Fetters impersonation was pretty hilarious too. Why all the hating? Nobody likes Will Farrel? All he's doing is his best Will Farrell and it's pretty good.
Brian Wilson and his crappy beard need to go.  His commercials made the MLB network unwatchable at times this year.  Can't wait to see another choreographed tirade in the dugout again...  Will Ferrell is way overrated, just felt like adding that.

Stick to closing baseball games.  That's what you do best.



Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Really? I'm a Dodger fan and i hate Wilson but he has made me laugh more than any ballplayer since Yogi Berra. Gracie's Mike Fetters impersonation was pretty hilarious too. Why all the hating? Nobody likes Will Farrel? All he's doing is his best Will Farrell and it's pretty good.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Giants fan much?



Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

There are some Cap One commercials that come close, but that Brian Wilson commercial is the worst commercial I have ever seen.  How well the 2 players compare to each other is completely irrelevant.  I guess someone should let Bud know that Matt Snyder does not believe he should have an opinion.  I'm sure Bud'll lose a wink or 5 over that one...
Are we THIS desperate for a sports story these days?



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

No different than me calling out Wilson on this website. Does anyone understand what he is saying in the commercial btw?



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Actually, it's Taco Bell that is a joke.  Wilson's just getting paid to do a stupid commercial.

So, he's a sellout?




Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Actually, it's Taco Bell that is a joke.  Wilson's just getting paid to do a stupid commercial.  Let the man enjoy some endorsement deals...

P.S. Bud, you suck.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Brian Wilson is a joke.  He is the only one who thinks he is funny.  And Jim Rome.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Bud Norris takes swipe at Brian Wilson on Twitter

Not a great comercial but not a bad one either.  I have seen a lot worse.


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