It’s quite a parade and party going on this afternoon in Chicago, where tens of thousands of fans are celebrating the Cubs’ World Series victory of Wednesday night (live video).
But Budweiser won the week, too, with its well-timed revival of long-dead Harry Caray, the team’s broadcaster from back when they weren’t very good.
The Los Angeles Times says the idea for the video came up only 10 days ago. Final approval for the commercial came at 5:30 Thursday morning and it was on the air two hours later.
Nike also rolled out an ad in the hours after the victory. Featuring you-know-who:
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