Exactly the same.

Have you noticed that every COVID-19 commercial is exactly the same?

I’m pretty tired of every company telling me that we’re living in “uncertain times”, but that “we’re here for you.” They then say their top priority is “people” and “families” by bringing their services to the “comfort and safety of your home.” And don’t forget: “we’re all in this together!” Together during these unprecedented times. Somber piano is having its moment in the spotlight. Now, more than ever. it’s here for you. And we’ll get through this. #Together.

And it’s all starting to get really annoying. 😷🦠❤️

UPDATE: I saw this commercial last night…

It’s the best COVID-19 commercial I’ve seen so far. Other than this one from MNUFC…

Pure class.

It’s what’s for dinner.

Tonight, we ate 3-minute microwave pizzas from the oven for dinner while we watched Guy’s Grocery Games

I really like those cheap little pizzas. ANY pizza is good pizza for me. 😀🍕📺❤️

Paws for pause.

Oscar and I were watching surf movies on Pluto TV tonight…

At least, it looked like he was watching surf movies with me. 😀🌊❤️

We watched a couple of classics.

Tonight, we watched a couple of classics on Disney Plus. First, we watched Willow

And then we watched The Black Hole

Genifer had never seen The Black Hole before. I remember having Maximillan, Vincent and Old Bob toys when I was little. It was pretty fun to watch a couple of classics that I hadn’t seen for a really long time. 😀📺❤️

Happy Superb Owl Sunday.

HAPPY SUPERB OWL SUNDAY! We don’t have a goat in the fight this year. But we do have something to watch for during this year’s Big Game. The agency I work for has a long history of creating memorable commercials for the Superb Owl. But usually, they are produced by Grey’s office in New York City.

But this year, our Grey Midwest office produced the first Superb Owl commercial to ever come from an ad agency in Cincinnati. It’s been a huge secret from months, but now the big news can finally be shared. And where I didn’t get to work on the Superb Owl ad directly, I think it’s pretty cool to be able to say that I work at an agency that created an ad for the world’s largest stage.

What the team at Grey Midwest made was a first of its kind interactive choose-your-own-adventure commercial where America will choose the final cut.

Visit WhenWeComeTogether.com to begin the adventure.

Make sure you create your favorite version of the commercial and keep an eye out for the final version during the fourth quarter of The Big Game this evening!

Pretty dang cool. 😀🦉🏈🏆📺❤️

And check out some of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time.

FC Cincinnati versus Penn FC.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY THIRTEEN!

Right off the bat, we didn’t go to the match tonight. We thought a match at 6pm on a Sunday was just a bit too late for us and we didn’t want to be dragging for the rest of the week. So we just stayed home and watched the match on TV. FC|C ended up winning the match 1-0 on a Manu Ledesma free-kick that took a wicked deflection off the wall…

The win extended FC Cincy’s unbeaten run to 12 in a row. And put them 5 points clear at the top of the standings in the USL’s Eastern Conference. And that’s cool and all, but I probably wouldn’t have even done a blog post about this match if it wasn’t for a really wonderful video that aired at halftime on TV. The segment had the three remaining original players from the first season talking about their experiences with the club over the last three years. It was awesome. And I don’t know if I would have ever seen it if we had actually gone to tonight’s match…

It was a really great video with the remaining OGs of FC|C soccer. 😀⚽️📺❤️

We missed our first home FC|C match.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY SIX! FC Cincinnati was playing host to Bethlehem Steel FC. And tonight, it finally happened. We missed our first home FC Cincinnati match…

Before tonight, we had been to each and every FC|C home game at Nippert Stadium. The weeknight games are hard. It’s a lot of hustling around to try to make it to the match on time. We decided to go ahead and skip tonight’s match because last Wednesday’s extra time US Open Cup match wrecked the rest of our week. We were so tired on Thursday and Friday. So we just watched tonight’s match on TV.

The match with Bethlehem Steel ended in a 2-2 draw. 😀⚽️📺❤️

Our Community Shield.

Another season of English Premier League soccer is almost upon us! In honor of Arsenal beating Chelsea on penalties in the annual FA Community Shield match

We made a whole bunch of little pancake community shields of our own…

Turns out, the community shield is delicious with plenty of syrup and a big helping of scrambled eggs! 😀⚽️🏆🥞❤️

ps. English Premier League is back in full effect next weekend

USOC17: THE CUP RUN WILL CONTINUE!

FC CINCINNATI’S EPIC US OPEN CUP RUN WILL CONTINUE! 🏆

FC Cincinnati defeated Miami FC of the NASL 1-0 on the road in Miami with a goal by Djiby, his fourth of this incredibly magical US Open Cup run. And with that, FC|C has made it to the semi-finals of the 2017 US Open Cup!

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Per Orange & Blue Press, Djiby is the first player in the Modern Era to score four game-winning goals in the same US Open Cup tournament. At the end of the pitch, FC|C’s star goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt hasn’t allowed a goal in 469 minutes of US Open Cup play. Starting from the 11th minute of the 2016 USOC loss to Tampa Bay, Hildebrandt has not conceded a single goal, leaving him just 4 minutes shy of the modern-day record, held by Jon Conway. Conway had a 473 consecutive minutes streak for San Jose between 2000 and 2001. And if you string Mitch’s streak together with Dallas Jaye’s 120 minutes of clean-sheet play versus AFC Cleveland in the second round, FC Cincy hasn’t allowed a goal in a staggering 589 minutes of US Open Cup play, also a Modern Era record. Zero goals conceded in 589 minutes of play. WOW!

There are now just four teams left in the 2017 US Open Cup: San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City, New York Red Bulls and our FC Cincinnati…

In the 2017 USOC semi-final, FC|C will face New York Red Bulls. AT NIPPERT STADIUM. 

FC|C will host the Red Bulls after wins against AFC Cleveland, Louisville City FC, Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire and now Miami FC. With their win over Miami, FC Cincinnati became the first non-MLS side to reach the US Open Cup semi-finals since Richmond Kickers in 2011. And while a USL team has not made the USOC semi-finals since 2011, a USL squad has not hosted a semi-final draw since 2008, back when Charleston hosted and beat the then-USL Seattle Sounders.

Regardless of what happens against Red Bulls, it’s been such an epic US Open Cup run. It’s been like the Energizer bunny, it just keeps going and going and going. Hopefully, they can keep it going again. We’ll see you at the 2017 US Open Cup semi-finals!
😀🏆⚽️❤️

Photos courtesy of FC Cincinnati’s Twitter & Instagram and US Open Cup’s Twitter

UPDATE: Djiby will miss the semi-final match for an accumulation of yellow cards. 😬

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