Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson in New Era's final Chi-town staredown
In another lost season for the Chicago Cubs, Nick Offerman might actually be the team’s MVP. The Parks and Recreation star has gone brim-to-brim with Chicago White Sox partisan Craig Robinson of The Office during a trio of rivalry ads for New Era caps, and at the very least, the mustachioed Offerman has gained an intangible edge over his adversary by simply knowing how to properly break-in a baseball hat. That said, Robinson is clearly superior when it comes to singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
So we knew it was going to come down to this. By this I mean an old-school Windy City staring contest. In the fourth and final New Era ad, the two settle things like
children men. Neither seems willing to back down — though Yankees superfan Alec Baldwin would scoff at their pathetic need for a bathroom break. Watch the season’s final clip below, and then review a behind the scenes montage of the making of the commercials.
Oh, and if you’re really into “wins” or “results,” the White Sox are sitting pretty in first place in the AL Central while the Cubs are languishing in fifth in the NL Central, 13.5 games back of the Reds. Buuuuut they have won four in a row! (So yes, they’re due for another loss.)