In celebration of its 40th anniversary, ESPN created a new logo for itself, got Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg to perform a custom version of “Rapper’s Delight,” and ordered up 12 new on-brand promos for its flagship series, SportsCenter, all created in-house and produced for the Disney-owned sports network by Hungry Man.
In the above spot, ESPN presenter Stan Verrett clearly needs to remember to turn off his instant-messaging app before starting a presentation.
Below, LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff calls some audibles on ESPN anchor Linda Cohn when her clicker stops working during her presentation:
WWE star Becky Lynch gets a little aggro when the ESPN Cafe barista asks for her name when she orders her morning brew:
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado makes an unsurprising choice when it comes to picking his cube:
All 12 of the spots can be seen on ESPN’s YouTube channel.
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