What’s your favorite “This is SportsCenter” commercial?
You have to go back eight years to find mind, the comical Y2K spoof in which a lantern-carrying Charley Steiner commands ESPN staffers to “follow me to freedom.”
It’s one of 50 commercials featured in “The Best of ‘This is SportsCenter’ special at 7 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. Many of the old favorites are featured including Kenny Mayne and Dan Patrick changing costumes and anchoring SportsCenter in various languages for the international editions of SportsCenter.
Three new commercials are debuting on the special:
— Richard Simmons serving as a loud-mouthed conditioning coach.
— The Boston Celtics threesome of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce seeking advice on a nickname: How about the Boston Three Party?
— A cockatiel dunking a basketball.
Trivia time: Of the 300 commercials, which athlete has been featured the most?
Roger Clemens, five times.