Don’t be alarmed, friends…that is Pete Rose on your TV during the Super Bowl.
Baseball’s hit king is appearing in a 30-second spot promoting the William Hill mobile sports wagering app. Sure, the spot is only going to appear locally in Las Vegas (and, yeah, all over the internets) during the big game, but I can’t imagine it’s going to help his desire to be reinstated anytime soon.
Then again, Rose was denied reinstatement back in December by baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, so, hey…why not? According to the Sporting News, there’s even talk of Rose, who currently operates the Pete Rose Sports Bar & Grill on the Las Vegas Strip, developing a “long-term relationship”.
All in all, is the spot better than his Skechers ad from 2014? That’s debatable as neither are what I’d consider “great”. But as far as local commercials promoting sports betting apps go…it’s not terrible.