Big Lead Sports Bar

3/25/2010

PIRATES "IT'S TIME" CONTEST



The Pittsburgh Pirates' annual ad campaign appears to have found yet another new and confusing angle for the upcoming 2010 season. Such inspired, open-ended slogans like the memorable "We Can" have given way to this year's "It's Time", starring a bunch of sweaty Buccaneers working out and getting ready for another season of sub-.500-but-still-exciting Pirate baseball.

Being that we don't know where exactly the Pirates are going with this, I figured now would be a good time for a comment contest. So here are the ground rules: explain what "it's time" for in the comments section (no emails please - so everyone can see all the entries) - and the one I judge as the best will receive this framed photo of Roberto Clemente's 3000th Hit, courtesy of The Steel City Auctions Gallery. Entries must be posted by 11:59 PM on April 1, with the winner named on April 2.

*Prize rules: Must be redeemed within one month of the end of the contest (May 2, 2009).
No cash value, cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Shipping included for all prize redemptions.

114 comments:

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

It's Time...to start waiting until the Steelers report to camp.

Bar Keep said...

It's time....for the losing streak to become an adult.

The Mad Bubbler said...
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AJ said...

It's Time!... because the Pirates traded Morris Day to the Red Sox for two prospects.

Dominic Errico said...

It's time we realized how bad this organization is

Koz said...

It's time for the Pirates to hire a new marketing firm.

Dallas Mike said...

It's Time!...To cash that MLB revenue sharing check so that we can keep 7 Springs and our newspaper business solvent!

-Nutting

or...

It's Time!...To sell spring hope; that gives way to a summer of selling bobbleheads, fireworks, concerts, and pierogie races.

Dallas Mike said...

Bar Keep that is a classic! Well Done

Sean said...

It's time...to make the donuts!

thomas said...

It's time ....to sell the team to Mario Lemieux!

Christopher said...

It's time...for Mario to buy the team.

Koz said...

haha nice. same thought within 1 minute of one another

Thiggus said...

It's time...it's just time. Sigh.

Dan said...

It's time...to be jealous of Cleveland Indians fans...

Steve said...

It's Time...to think of new promotions so fans show up

Chip said...

It's time for the Meek to inherit loaded bases...

jmarinara said...

It's time . . . to figure out who's going to be traded in July.

SantoGold said...

It's time...to learn all of our names.

SantoGold said...

It's time...for Hope and Change (hey it worked for Obama).

Kaschok68 said...

It's Time...To graduate high school without ever seeing the Pirates finish above .500 in your life.

stealercrazy said...

It's time for Sid Bream and Francisco Cabrera to get out of my head.

art said...

It's time to ...

Turn off the lights, the party's over.

Greg said...

Its time...to come to the ballpark where the sideshow isn't whats playing on the field.

brianbeck44 said...

It's time...to learn who the Pirate is in the above screen grab.

Dark-Haired Buffoon said...

It's time 4 66 2 86 Nutting!

HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

It's time... So, "let's go to work" because "we can" "give 110%"

78Deville said...

It's Time...for Pittsburgh to get it's own Major League franchise.

pens fan in philly said...

its time... for playoff hockey!

expectingrain said...

Its Time... for that narrow window between the end of the Penguins season and the beginning of the Steelers where you have to watch us because we're the only game in town.

Corey said...

it's time to start rebuilding.

Dave Cochenour said...

It's time to confuse you with another meaningless short slogan to debate instead of the product on the field. And the cool pirate ship video too

Chris said...

It's time...for Bobbleheads...and we will...have Concerts...Pride. Passion. Skyblast.

The Abiding Dude said...

It's time for pierogi races...

The Abiding Dude said...

It's time for the funeral

steven said...

It's time- seriously this time. No, really. Seriously, stop laughing. Don't roll your eyes at me. It's time. For real. Cut it out. It's ti- c'mon, let me finish. Eh, nevermind. Jerk.

Ryan said...

It's time for Operation Shutdown

The Abiding Dude said...

It's time to fear the 'stache

Mike said...

It's time...to annually get your hopes up as we start 5-2.

The Abiding Dude said...

It's time...for Barney Dreyfuss to roll in his grave again

Mike said...

It's time...for us to walk the plank AGAIN!

Clint said...

It's time....to bring back Reboulet

Kevin said...

It's time . . . to spend $8 dollars on a beer even after you told yourself chugging 7 cans of I.C. light in the parking lot before the game would prevent you from doing this

Koz said...

It's time to start practicing actual baseball fundamentals, now that you've seen us complete P90X!

Brian said...

It's time... to stop kidding yourself.

It's time... to give up hope.

It's time... to drown our sorrows in an ice cold Iron City, or twelve.

It's time... to start counting down days until the NFL Draft!

It's time... to wonder why Big Ben gets all the attention.

It's time... to open up your wallets!

It's time... to redefine what is considered sports failure.

RuthenianCowboy said...

It's time... for my old man to uselessly get his hopes up about the Pirates again, while his kids all talk about the Penguins and the playoffs.

RuthenianCowboy said...

It's time... to tell stories that don't go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m'shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt. Which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say. Now where was I... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time. You couldn't get white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

Wintermute said...

It's time to keep on slippin, slippin, slippin into the future.

PghSem said...

It's time...
* to start the fire sale before the all-star break.
* to admit we're more about bobbleheads and fireworks than strikes and balls.
* to just make it official and affiliate ourselves with a real MLB team, as a minor league affiliate.
* to admit that little Washington offers a better baseball product experience for the fan.

J said...

It's time...it's Vader time! Come out to PNC on May 6th as the 1993 WCW Champion throws out the first pitch.

It's Time...and Wish You Were Here, Shine on You Crazy Diamond and all your favorites at Pink Floyd Appreciation night, August 17th against the Marlins!

It's Thyme...with Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary, the members of the Simon and Garfunkel tribute band 'Scarborough Fair' after the Pirates play the Giants on June 6th.

aod213nose said...

it's time....to come up with a slogan that the frank stallone of ring announcers didnt come up with

Kyle Chrise said...

it's time... for another mock draft

it's time... to start rebuilding for 2011

RuthenianCowboy said...

It's time... for the Cheezburger network to create a special FailBlog just for the Pirates.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

It's time to make some donuts.........in the runs column.

joel said...

It's time... no seriously, when is the trade deadline?

It's time... Obama gives us a federal bail out.

It's time... wait a minute, this guy here is dead.

It's time...to find something else to do with your summer.

It's time...for us to replace the Kansas City Royals as the punchline to baseball jokes.

Corey said...

It's time to start drinking the Kool Aid!

Joe said...

It's Time . . . to order more bobbleheads of Maz, Stargell, and Clemente.

CupidValentino98 said...

Its Time for to buy my 4 months supply of Ambien

Christian said...

It's time...to throw on your Andy van Slyke jersey and get miserably drunk in your basement again.

Steve said...

Ok, I'll go Obama with this one:

It's time to act!...like this season will be any different than the previous 18.

The Staff said...

It's Time....for false hope!!!

A plus .500 record the first week of the season will only once again lead to 9 win months the rest of the season, crushing the belief that this team is different then the past 18!

The Abiding Dude said...

It's time....the traded ones become the lucky ones.

Steve said...

It's Time...to grab your rifle and climb the bell tower next to Bob Nutting's house.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

It's time to grab your ankles and BOHICA

Rege said...

It's Time....For Bryce Harper.....No seriously he's our only hope.

RuthenianCowboy said...

It's time... FOR AN F'ING SALARY CAP.

Phil said...

It's time...for Jalapeno Hanna, ladies and gentlemen!

Zach said...

It's time for a new Marketing Department

Fiaeks said...

Its Time…for you to pay us money for the cheapest talent that we can bring to you..

Fiaeks said...

Its Time...for another new mascot, we thought you could use just one more!

JeremyT said...

It's time...to set our time machine to 1979!

JeremyT said...

It's time...to party like the Pirates of 1979!

okel dokel said...

It's time...to start planning the 2011 Winter Classic at PNC Park

Corey said...

It's time to start paying for good players worth watching.

ch3 said...

It's time to stop being a national embarrassment.

give me the brandy said...

It's time... to point out that the Pirates have still won a championship more recently than the Flyers, Browns, Cubs, Capitals or Bengals.

tonifitch said...

It's time...to get rid of the Nuttings and get some owner ship in there that knows what they're doing. In other words, it's Mario time!

2-ex-[p]irate-fans said...

It's time to get rid of the NUTHINGS.

The most hilarious Pirates slogan was "Come Hungry." Hungry for winning baseball I guess.

Josh said...

It's time for this losing streak to purchase some cigarettes

tcnpsu said...

It's Time for Roberto to roll over in his grave again!!!

Mike said...

It's time...to go 81-81.

The Abiding Dude said...

It's time...you spend nutting and you get nutting

jmm0205 said...

It's time.. to trade us too

the nigerian nightmare said...

It's time....it's time......IT'S VADER TIME!!!

Billkamm said...

It's time to stop going to the games

Corey said...

it's time for the perculator.

Papa Eo said...

It's time to throw out that McLouth jersey. And the Jack Wilson. And the Sanchez. And yes, even the Plesac.

Joseph said...

its time...... for new management

SantoGold said...

It's time...to sign that strong-armed peanut vendor in the reserved section and make him our 5th starter.

Mark S said...

It's time...to get estimates on how much it will cost to transform PNC park into a casino.

thirstypirate said...

It's time... to lose.

Nick said...

It's time...to forgive myself for moving from the couch to the easy chair during the 9th inning of the 1992 NLCS. This can't ALL be my fault, can it? Oh God, why didn't I just sit still!

letsgobucs12 said...

@give me the brandy
"It's time... to point out that the Pirates have still won a championship more recently than the Flyers, Browns, Cubs, Capitals or Bengals."

my winner. very creative and not the usual bobblehead firework cliches

letsgobucs12 said...

it time...to shoot some hot dogs, its time to shoot some hot dogs, its time to shoot some hot dooooogs. And catch yourself some meat.

Petey said...

It's time to get serious...World serious!

BeatenlikeaRentedMule said...

its time....to start using Tom Emanski videos instead of a fielding instructor

its time....to stop getting my hopes up.

Dave Cochenour said...

It's time to thank God that we are not idiot Yankees fans

Koz said...

Yeah it'd be awful to root for a team that is competitive and has actual expectations. ???

Scott said...

It's time...For Chris Duffy bobblehead night and an REO SpeedWagon concert.

Dave Cochenour said...

Koz,
Have you ever been in a room full of Yankee's fans? Ones who have never lived in New York and roll on the bandwagon like it's covered in gold?

It's time to dress up like ninjas and use akward Kung Fu moves

Koz said...

@Dave

Yeah, but it was a football crowd and they were Steelers fans.


Get real.

Jeff_King_Fan said...

it's time... to have our highlights on sportscenter follow the WNBA

Jeff_King_Fan said...

it's time...for 80-82

Daniel said...

It's time...to forgive Sid Bream.

Paul C said...

It's time...to highlight 18 years of futility.

wdee said...

It's time . . . for all those fairweather fans to jump on the bandwagon and claim they loyally supported the Pirates through all the losing seasons.

Dave Cochenour said...

It's time to check if you have a jersey with a player's name who hasn't retired or been traded

Ryan said...

It's time to bring in Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez

michael said...

its time...to see andrew before daniel is the only mccutchen left on the team.

Doug said...

It's time to dupe what's left of our fan base.

Koz said...

It's time to have the pitcher bat 8th.

http://postgazette.com/pg/10088/1046523-100.stm

Justin said...

Its time for another perogie race.

James Weller said...

Its time ... to be disappointed.

Steelerguy91 said...

It's time for Nutting to grow some balls and for the Pirates to throw some strikes! Go Buccos! Let's Turn it Around! - Jason (Gilbertsville PA)

Cool Hand Nuke said...

It's time...to realize Nutting cares more about Seven Springs