NEW FORD BRONCO RELEASE DATE SET FOR JULY 9TH, O.J. SIMPSON’S BIRTHDAY
So I never thought I’d be writing about O.J. Simpson. Like, ever. Even just thinking about him makes me mad. Sure, he is likely a murderer and all that. And that’s insurmountable. But I’ll never forget how mad I was trying to watch Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the playoffs all those years ago. Instead? Watching footage of a Ford Bronco with the NFL great hiding inside. I lost my mind. And now? Ford Motor Company schedules a release date for their new Bronco, on O.J.’s damn birthday. Talk about bad brand association.
95 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED POLICE CHASE OJ IN A WHITE FORD BRONCO, WANTED FOR MURDER
So a lot of people love Ford vehicles. And Broncos are pretty damn popular. And with all the delays and interference Covid is having, I’m sure fans were eager to hear they could see the new Bronco on July 9th. But someone has screwed up and the pooch can’t walk so good. Just saying. The last thing Ford wants to do is remind absolutely everyone about how O.J. Simpson was in a Ford Bronco with police chasing him. With 95 million people watching live on TV, including me. Seething.
WHAT ARE THE ODDS THE BRONCO RELEASE DATE COULD BE OJ’S BIRTHDAY?
And then? An 11-month trial with coverage over and over again of a certain whit Ford Bronco. And then O.J. didn’t go to jail for murdering his wife. Ah, what memories. So it’s kind of like the worst sort of mishap that someone chose July 9th as the release date for the latest, greatest iteration of the Bronco. If you gambled once on 365 possibilities, you’d have a .2% chance of Simpson’s bday. So my guess is that Ford needs to take the gloves off (I know, sorry) and find a new day for their release date. Then they need to try to dump this foolishness in cellophane and dump it in a hole.