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Bud Norris doesn’t care for Brian Wilson’s Taco Bell commercial (video)

Oct 11, 2011, 10:04 AM EDT

Bud Norris

Astros pitcher Bud Norris isn’t the first human to complain about television commercials, or even the first mammal (my dog barks at Snuggles, the Fabric Softener Bear). But it seems a little odd that he would single out the Giants’ Brian Wilson, a fellow hurler, for disdain.

Norris took to Twitter on Monday night to register his ire over Wilson’s Taco Bell commercial, in which the San Francisco Giant claimed to be “black ops” and, well, I’m not sure exactly what was going on. But the commercial is below. Norris’ tweet:

Does Brian Wilson play baseball or work in Hollywood? I can’t tell but his Taco Bell commercials are a joke.

Wow. The Astros lost 106 games this season, Bud. You might have bigger things to worry about. Not that it matters all that much, but Norris was 6-11 this season with a 3.77 ERA.


Of course Wilson working the cash register at a Taco Bell is a much superior concept for a commercial. Next year? Taco Bell should go with J.B. Smoove, aka Leon from Curb Your Enthusiasm. LARRY: “You’re in Paris, which has some of the greatest cuisine in the world, and you’re eating a chalupa?” LEON: “If I could wrap a piece of French Toast around this (expletive), I would.”

  1. winkeroni - Oct 11, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Bud, when you’re named after a talented golden retriever you probably shouldn’t bring attention to yourself.

    Only kidding. Good luck next year Bud.

  2. vikesfansteve - Oct 11, 2011 at 1:29 PM


  3. medtxpack - Oct 11, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    those commercials blow. chalupas are still awesome.

    • agelardi - Oct 11, 2011 at 4:46 PM

      Agreed, while I know this is typical BW schtick, he comes off as a mental patient in the commercial.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Oct 11, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    The commercial just flat out sucked.

  5. goforthanddie - Oct 11, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    Norris couldn’t get a Kwik-E-Mart commercial, so he probably should shut it.