I know there is a World Cup post directly below this one, but this new ad is the best thing ever, and worthy of its own post:
here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Holy crap that was amazing.
The only thing not simply awesome was that Ronaldinho had a pretty significant part in it and, you know, didn't make the Brazilian team.
Still, he's epic enough - from a pop culture perspective - to still have in there.
I was personally a big fan of the Brazilian girls dancing right after his time in the spot light. Got to keep perspective on the important things.
Didn't you know that Dunga hates Ronaldinho.
That was a clever little touch. If anyone didn't get it, it was a spoof of this 2006 Nike ad featuring Rooney:
I'm not a big Nike fan, but I will say that they've made some memorable commercials over the years.
I didn't get that, thanks. Makes the already awesome commercial even better.
That was one of the best commercials I've ever seen. I can't wait for the World Cup!
Starring Gael Garcia Bernal as Cristiano Ronaldo
A+++ five stars
The Edgar Winter Group in decades! Good tune.
Love me some nike Soccer Ads, remember the one with the Brazilian team in the airport?
absolutely love it. i agree the Ronaldinho part was a little odd with him not being on the team, but his ball skills are too ridiculous not to put in a commercial. my favorite part though, was Rooney playing ping-pong against Federer and just standing in one spot and smashing a winner. that was too funny. good stuff, great post.
Damn. I watched this about six times in a row earlier this morning and did not even realize that was Fed (and I am a big tennis fan). Guess it just goes to show how well-produced the spot is.
I have watched it 4 times since last night and it still gives me chills. The WC can't come fast enough! Go Yanks!
Pretty sweet commercial.
Great commercial. I read somewhere that they expected over a billion people to watch these WC games, and that just blows my mind. That beard on Rooney was boss as well.
Yes a commercial that features an adulterer and alleged rapist in Kobe, someone who had a relationship with an underage prostitute in Ribery and someone that won't be in the World Cup in Ronaldinho. Great job Nike.
Yes a commercial that features an adulterer and alleged rapist in Kobe, someone who had a relationship with an underage prostitute in Ribery and someone that won't be in the World Cup in Ronaldinho.
And yet still totally awesome!
And a Frenchman. HOW DARE THEY!
Too bad Nike exploits people for a profit....
Good commercial though.
name me a company that DOESN'T do that.
And the song is Hocus Pocus by the group Focus.
they directly refer to England's long history of falling short in the WC. All they needed was missed penalties and Cristiano Ronaldo cackling in the background as Rooney is carded off.
Make the commercial to BECOME a billionaire. There was a iphone video a kid made on youtube, apple bought it from him.
How do you win the, worlds cup?