ESPN has released the latest in its long-running line of “This Is SportsCenter” ads, which “take a whimsical and bizarre angle on the legendary show’s behind-the-scenes productions,” according to Mashable. Their new commercial, which purports to reveal that 58-year-old NFL analyst John Clayton actually rocks a gnarly ponytail, headbangs to SLAYER and still lives with his mother, can be seen below.
“This is SportsCenter” is the name of a series of comical television commercials run by ESPN to promote their “SportsCenter” sports news show. The ads are presented in a deadpan mockumentary style, lampooning various aspects of sports, and sports broadcasting. The commercials debuted in 1994. The New York office of advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, of Portland, Oregon, is responsible for the writing and production of the commercials.