Albert, We Need You

canadiantireI chose the Jays game tonight over the Leafs game, but I flipped over every so often hoping for a Sens loss. Once things got out of hand, I stopped flipping over.

Reading the AP summary of the game I caught a picture of an "Upset Fan" wearing a bag over his head. Here's that picture.

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That picture piqued my interest, so I visited The guy behind the site and the movement is Dave Armstrong, the same guy behind the 1985 "Albert, We Need You" campaign. I remember that one, because it was based on a very popular Canadian Tire ad at the time.

Here's that famous Albert ad that ran in the mid-80s. Albert! Albert!

Albert would look sweet in blue and white this October.

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Yeah, I didn't have the Jays' game to turn to, I settled for re-runs of The Office after the 2nd period.

Oh well, if they gut the team badly enough, we could take a run at Tavares next year, now that Stamkos is looking like a pipe dream.

Damn you, hockey gods! I needed the Sens to choke! Was that so much to ask for?

April 4, 2008 @ 12:56 AM

Dave armstrong

A lot of fun times with the bags from 85 to now . TV , RADIO, PAPERS, AND INTERVIEWS ECT. It was great that we also raised money for sick kids . Just glad its all over now :) since 1985 when i first started selling the albert bags and than the upset fan bags i finally think MLSE has us the LEAF FANS believing once and for all its going to be a real rebuild . Dave Armstrong , Albert 85, Upset Fan . PS: let me no if you got this . Thanks Dave .

March 2, 2016 @ 2:53 AM

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