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Nick Offerman v. Craig Robinson in 'Chicago Idol'

If American Idol decided to become a regional competition instead of a national one, this is EXACTLY what the Chicago version would be like: just grown men in athletic hats, drinking beers, and singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" between innings. Yeah, Chicago Idol sounds like a definite improvement. Call up Brian Dunkleman and ask him if he is willing to move to the midwest.

The Saga of Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski's Baseball Rivalry Ends with Some Soiled Pants

Here is the sixth and final installment of New Era's series of ads featuring Red Sox fan John Krasinski and Yankees fan Alec Baldwin tormenting each other over their regional rivalry. In this spot, our two heros watch the end of a tense game between their two teams, with pausing the game to use the restroom just not being an option.

Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski's Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry Continues

Here's the third (in a planned series of six) ad for New Era featuring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski as a pair of rival Red Sox/Yankees fan. In today's installment, a dog is spraypainted for the amusement of all. I love these ads so much, even if this one is shorter on the tense arguing than the prior two.

Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson Continue Their Chicago v. Chicago Bickering

Here's the second in New Era's series of spots featuring Nick Offerman, Cubs fan, squaring off against Craig Robinson, White Sox fan, in a battle of wits. I've said it before and I'll say it again: using funny people in well-written commercials may not get me to start wearing baseball hats, but it'll get me to watch your commercial. And that's got to be at least a partial victory for them, right?

The Alec Baldwin-John Krasinski Baseball Battle: Now With More Arson

912 is a joke! In the fourth of six planned John Kransinski Alec Baldwin New Era ads, Baldwin's burning hatred for the Red Sox results in him accidentally setting his heavy mahogany furniture and supple leather sofas aflame out of spite. In the end, Alec and John have to move in together a la The Odd Couple, forced to get along despite their competing personality quirks and the increasingly obvious fact that, in this world, Alec Baldwin has completely lost his mind.

Alec Baldwin Punches John Krasinski in the Face

Here's the second of six (!!) planned ads for New Era that feature a Yankees-loving Alec Baldwin and a Sox-loving John Krasinski locking horns over their choice of local baseball squads. These are so very good. Why can't all commercials be short comedy sketches featuring very funny people? Specifically, Alec Baldwin? How many baseball hats do we need to buy to make that happen?

I Would Happily Watch Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson Bicker All Day Long

New Era caps have struck upon a truly beautiful way to advertise their hats: get two beloved stars of NBC sitcoms and have them argue about their favorite baseball teams. First there was the inspired series of spots featuring Yankees fan Alec Baldwin and Red Sox fan John Krasinski, and now we've got Cubs fan Nick Offerman and White Sox fan Craig Robinson arguing over which Chicago team truly is king. Look, I don't wear hats, but I'm willing to start if they promise to keep making these forever and ever and ever.

Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski's Epic Baseball Prank Battle Continues

Here's the latest in New Era's series of ads featuring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski tormenting each other because of their competing allegiances to Northeastern baseball squads. There's a little less Baldwin in this one than I'd prefer, but really, what right do I have to be greedy? Most baseball cap ads are far less entertaining than these.