Posted by admin | Posted in Happy Birthday Jon Bon Jovi | Posted on 02-03-2012-05-2008
Jon Bon Jovi, the stunningly handsome front man of rock group Bon Jovi, has gone on the record during an off the record discussion with The Bob Nightly News stating there is no truth to the vicious rumours that members of the band are fans of rugby league, and that they only agreed to a deal with the NRL due to an overwhelming desire to buy a new Lear jet.
Bon Jovi’s song ‘this is our house’ is being featured in the latest NRL commercial promoting the competition and is set to be rammed unceremoniously down the throat of anyone residing north of the Murray River. The clip features Jon Bon Jovi filling out a pair of leather pants the way few other 67-year-old men can, interjected with footage of NRL stars displaying their talents amid mind-blowing special effects. NRL officials are said to be extremely pleased with the three-year agreement they have reached with Bon Jovi, part of which has included the band agreeing to display the new promotional clip on their Facebook site. “this is a massive coup for the NRL” one rugby league star was quoted as saying “Bon Jovi have almost 10 million fans on their site, if we can just attract 5% of those people to the game that’d be like….. 5 million people, right?”.
However members of the band have been quick to distance themselves from claims made by the NRL that they were massive fans of the sport with guitarist Richie Sambora telling TBNN ”Look, we’re more than happy to ponce about in front of a green screen and mime to a song we released two years ago but we’ve got to draw the line somewhere, I just can’t personally condone a sport where people are so unkind to each other” the world-renowned pacifist said.
Despite some reports of Bon Jovi members being unaware that rugby league was even a real sport, the NRL are hopeful that the commercial will help infiltrate the southern states and make some headway in the heated battle against the AFL. The new NRL commercial featuring Bon Jovi will air during the Melbourne Nine Network’s extensive rugby league coverage each Wednesday morning from 3.20am – 3.30am.