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Royals fans to Viagra: No thanks

This image provided by Pfizer Inc. shows a new print ad for Viagra, the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug. Executives at New York-based Pfizer hope the new ad campaign, which includes print ads in publications and a new 60-second television commercial, will nudge women to broach the subject with their mates.
This image provided by Pfizer Inc. shows a new print ad for Viagra, the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug. Executives at New York-based Pfizer hope the new ad campaign, which includes print ads in publications and a new 60-second television commercial, will nudge women to broach the subject with their mates. AP

Anyone else tired of seeing those Viagra commercials during the Royals playoff games? Apparently so, according to all the folks who took to Twitter Sunday night to complain.

“Watching the royals is cool and all until the viagra commercial is on 50 times,” tweeted ‏@Peytonmarek.

Parents especially had a hard time explaining what that pretty lady with the British accent was talking about in the commercial.

“What's dirtier? That Viagra ad or the Royals' beat down of the #Angels right now? #earmuffs #mutebutton #tellthekidstogeticecream,” tweeted ‏@kariedozer.

Baseball fans were among the first to see Viagra’s new marketing campaign that targets women. In the commercial, the pitch woman is reclining on a bed somewhere in paradise.

“So guys, it’s just you and your honey. The setting is perfect. But then erectile dysfunction happens again,” she says before encouraging men to run and see their doctors.

Women might have been the target audience, but female baseball fans weren’t buying it.

“Loving these Royals, but super tired of the lady with the British accent peddling Viagra! #BeRoyalKC,” tweeted Jane Schwabe, @jschwabe.

And by the end of the night, when the Royals had swept the Angels, it was clear that Viagra’s come-on had fallen on deaf ears.

Tweeted ‏@prezmike25: “This ad must be targeted for Angels fans. Can't imagine alot of #Royals fans needing viagra right now.”

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