And what would all of you do if they flashed Corey Perry's face on the Staples Center jumbo for a similar ad. None of you would boo or make some kind of remarks? Don't lie.
You don't think any Flyers fans have any personal cancer stories? Here's two to start you off-- Barry Ashbee and Lauren Hart. I'm sure there are many more, there are stories within my own family. I sure as hell don't need an athlete, movie star or other celebrity to tell me about life-threatening diseases. I contribute to a number of charities, and I've never donated to any of them because a famous person asked me to.
I find the entire campaign patronizing and I have particular issues with donations made by texting. Like johnmac said above, why not make an individual commercial for each team, if that's the route they want to take? People watching the NHL on NBC might not recognize many players other than Crosby, Miller, or Toews, but people who regularly attend games in person know far more than 3 players in the whole league. So why only select from the same small subset of players used to advertise anything with the league? Basically, the league is treating the fan base like idiots. Maybe they shouldn't boo, but I have to question the intelligence of a person who thinks their booing means they are actually in favor of people dying of cancer.
The Flyers Wives' Fight for Lives have raised millions of dollars since the late 70s, and among their beneficiaries are cancer treatment hospitals. So no, I don't believe Flyers fans need Crosby, Miller and Toews to tell them that cancer's bad and that they should donate to fight against it. I'd also like to know, since it's the NHL fighting cancer, what the league is contributing (players, front offices, other employees) other than asking people to dial a certain number on their cell phones.
this is the same hockey fights cancer ad that gets played ad nauseam on nhl network. i think they just made the one and are using it everywhere--tv and stadiums. (my opinion on the whole affair is unrelated.)