Sunday, June 13, 2010
Aces Casino: Looks like Phil Hellmuth decided to "Mess With Sasquatch." (That Can't Be Good.)
Here at Aces Casino, the orange county casino rental giant, we like to think of our selves as having a collective sense of humor somewhere between Steve Allen and Sam Kinison. So, when we heard that one of the top ESPN sponsors, "Jack Link's Beef Jerky," was planning on filming a poker-themed version of their "Messin' With Sasquatch" ad campaign, well, you KNOW we had to check it out.
Shot on-site recently at the WSOP at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino in Vegas, we quickly learned that yes, the rumors WERE true: Poker comes to Sasquatch. (Or is it the other way 'round?) And not only THAT, but it looks like ol' Bigfoot will be face-to-face with whom I'D consider the perfect poker icon / nemesis -- None other than the "Poker Brat" himself, Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
You have GOT to be kidding me. This is just TOO perfect. Take it from Aces Casino, your orange county casino rental "voice of all that is too goofy for words" -- Whomever thought up this 30-second spot for Jack Links should get a raise. Now, we can't show you the commercial itself just yet, but here's a snippet of vid shot about two weeks ago, with Phil Hellmuth, on location for the commercial.
Phil Hellmuth v. Sasquatch in Las Vegas
Wow.... I mean, REALLY, be honest -- Who's rootin' for Bigfoot in this one? Agh, put your hands down, all of you. I know, everyone loves to bag on ol' Phil: he's a brat, he insults people, he's a narcissist. But, I gotta hand to him -- He's a pretty good sport about taking quite a lot of grief from a lot of people that don't know the guy at all, while continuing to promote his brand. You can't deny the fact that 11 WSOP bracelets DOES seem to scream out "One of the best NLHE Tourney players in the world."
Yep, sure does. But i'm rootin' for Sasquatch, too.
Take it from ol' Aces, the orange county casino rental juggernaut: Love Phil Hellmuth Jr. or not, this commercial's going to go down in poker history as one of the funniest of all time. You'll be seeing it during the ESPN WSOP broadcast schedule, THAT, you can bank on. You'll see it again, and again, and again......
OK, Bigfoot -- Phil's been hit by the deck quite a bit in his poker tourney lifetime. It's time he got hit by the table, as well.