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Making fun of athletes in commercials is nothing new but Page 2's Eric Neel thinks you should give these guys a break.

Updated: July 13, 2003, 11:22 AM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2 columnist

It's easy to shoot fish in a barrel (or so I've heard), it's easy to pick on the skinny kid (as I remember all too well), and, of course, it's easy to slam lame sports ads (as this Page 2 extravaganza demonstrates).

But as a "wiry" guy who likes his fish darting free and wild through the clear, cool waters of Big Two-Hearted River, I say we ought to give the ads a chance. I say there are subtle pleasures to be had in them ... if we only know where to look.

Such as, you ...

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