This May Just Be ESPN's Funniest SportsCenter Ad Ever [VIDEO]

Sam Laird

ESPN's long-running line of "This Is Sportscenter" ads take a whimsical and bizarre angle on the legendary show's behind-the-scenes productions, imagining scenarios and backstories that, for all we know, could actually be true. They've produced some really funny spots over the years.

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But the latest offering -- which purports to reveal that straight-laced NFL analyst John Clayton actually rocks a gnarly ponytail, head-bangs to Slayer and still lives with his mother -- may be SportsCenter's best ad yet. That was the chatter on the social web after the spot instantly started spreading in sports circles upon hitting YouTube Thursday morning -- high praise considering the campaign's hilarious history.

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So kudos to ESPN on another successful spot. But it may not match this ad from April, which showed why it actually sucks to be Michael Jordan.

This story originally published on Mashable here.