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Ron Swanson, Cubs Fan, Faces Off With Darryl Philbin, White Sox Fan, In New Era Ad (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/11/2012 11:14 am Updated: 04/11/2012 11:50 am

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Following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski, Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson, best known for their roles of Ron Swanson ("Parks and Recreation") and Darryl Philbin ("The Office"), are taking sides in the long-standing Cubs-Sox rivalry in New Era's new ad campaign.

The first ad in the campaign, posted last week on Funny Or Die, begins with Offerman, a Cubs fan who was born and raised in Illinois and got his comedy start in Chicago, and Robinson, who grew up on the city's South Side and loved the Sox, sitting in a fictional Chicago bar called The Dividing Line.

"How old is Wrigley anyway? Do you even have electricity?" Robinson asks Offerman.

"It's powered by tradition, my friend. Something you wouldn't know about at Mobile Phone Park," Offerman replies.

The ad goes on to reference the "weeds" -- er, ivy -- at Wrigley Field, Chicago-style pizza and the state's imprisoned former governor Rod Blagojevich.

"Even our handsomely coiffed ex-governor wouldn't try to sell a White Sox seat," Offerman says.

"Wrigley Field isn't even real Chicago. Once you get north of Division Street, you may as well be in Wisconsin. Can't even get a better piece of pizza. I've had better pizza in New York," Robinson contends.

Offerman said that "jealousy and vengeance and bloodthirst bog the bar like cigarette smoke," ESPN reports.

"We're giving each other a good-natured ribbing. Craig is representing the White Sox so he has a hard time coming up with any legitimate material, so it's a rather one-sided fight," he continued.

Hopefully, at least one of the comedians will have something to brag about this year -- but we aren't holding our breath.

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