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Canadian Tire Albert Commercial - 1984 Canadian Tire is a huge chain of stores in Canada that sells automotive products, household items, sports equipment, gardening supplies...you name it. This 1984 commercial became very well known. The message is simple: Buy your hockey equipment at Canadian Tire and you'll rise from the last kid chosen at a pickup game to a superstar. (Funny note: For a while it was not uncommon for NHL fans at games in Canadian cities to chant "Albert! Albert!" when the home team was playing poorly.)
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Added: 5th July 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2013-07-05 
One of the great mysteries of our time: Why does Albert have his first name on the back of his jersey instead of his last name?
Posted by: NedBraden on 2013-07-06 
Always puzzled me, too. IIRC, the advertising agency which did this commercial (and the Help me unload a couple of tires I bought, son bicycle commercial) was based in the US, which was a bit of a scandal for Canadian Tire.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2013-07-06 
True. I first heard about this commercial being made in the USA when Sports Illustrated had a small blurb about the 'Albert! Albert!' chants occasionally coming from disenchanted crowds at Canadian NHL arenas.
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