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Posts Tagged ‘Commercials’

Ray Lewis, Does Old Spice, Rides Ravens

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Ray Lewis

If you didn’t know it was football season, seeing Ray Lewis coming out of the shower, covered in soap suds should clue you in. What other time of year would he show up in such a commercial? Or any commercial, for that matter?

Speaking of the Baltimore Ravens, does anyone else find it odd that, despite the issues with the secondary, they’re a popular pick to make the Super Bowl?

Getting You In the Mood for NBA Finals

NBA Finals

Finally. That’s about all I can come up with when thinking about the fact the NBA Finals start tonight. Boston versus LA. The Lakers versus the Celtics. Magic versus Bird gives way to Kobe versus Paul Pierce. All things considered, that’s the way it’s supposed to be. To help get you prepared for the fun, here’s a selection of intros and promos for the NBA Finals on television.

If these don’t get you in the mood for some basketball, nothing will:

After the jump >>

Nike’s New World Cup Commercial is Bad Ass

The World Cup is only 21 days away from kicking off, and Nike has thrown down the advertising gauntlet, giving perhaps one of their best commercials ever. The slogan for Nike’s World Cup campaign is “Write the Future,” and the extended video offers an accurate glimpse at how the rest of the world views the Beautiful Game and the reactions involved with such a passionate following.

Wayne Rooney’s, in particular, is right on the money. The mood of a nation lives and dies with each England possession.

Curious, however, is the inclusion of Brazilian star Ronaldinho. The dribbling wizard has been left off Brazil’s 23-man roster. To borrow an idea from USA Today, the only way Ronaldinho gets to South Africa is if one of the roster members gets hurt. Nevertheless, the reaction to his dribbling wizardry in Nike’s commercial is just about note-perfect. Fitting, really, considering how well Nike nailed it.

Troy Polamalu’s Hair is Pure Sex

This here is Troy Polamalu’s latest Head and Shoulders commercial and thankfully for the rest of us, it focuses on his adjective-defying hair. The description “God-like” comes to mind and apparently, when you see it, you can’t help but be won over by it, whether you verbally acknowledge it or not. You can’t stop yourself and your eyes know this. They will fall in love/envy with or without your approval. That is the power of Troy Polamalu’s hair.

Girls want to touch it; play with it, if you will, and guys want theirs to grow like it. Is there a higher form of flattery?

In other news, at least this latest Pittsburgh Steelers-related commercial isn’t a lie, unlike the Roethlisberger/Nike offering. You know damn well Ben would’ve been sacked at least 10 times if that commercial was telling the truth.

Is ESPN Making Fun of Favre…

…Or themselves for enabling Favre’s attention whore-like behavior? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a cute commercial, but ESPN deserves just as much blame for perpetually driving the story as Favre does for his wishy-washy ways.

New Roethlisberger Commercial Is A Lie

I’m not trying to kick Ben Roethlisberger while he’s going through a potentially tough situation, but his new commercial for Dick’s Sporting Goods/Nike isn’t accurate. In it, Big Ben is telling a prospective buyer how the new Nike Marauders are good for helping a quarterback move around the pocket so they can better avoid the defensive rush. Um, yeah. About that: Roethlisberger has been sacked 192 times since he’s been in the NFL, meaning at least one, if not more, of those diving defenders would’ve crushed him, and perhaps injured his shoulder again.

Instead of relying on shoes, perhaps Pittsburgh could use some better pass-blocking schemes to protect their franchise quarterback; either that or maybe build a wall around him. According to Darren Rovell, despite the lingering lawsuit, these commercials will continue being shown, which means football season is getting closer and closer.

Anna Rawson’s GoDaddy Commercial

With a big H/t to SportsByBrooks, I’m happy to bring you Anna Rawson’s first GoDaddy commercial. We’re big fans of Miss Rawson around here — much like every other sports blog on the planet — so we love it when she brings us new content.

Granted, it could be her simply watching paint dry and we’d run the video.

More on GoDaddy’s girls after the jump >>

Nike Puppets Celebrate Kobe’s New Ring

Yeah, I know I said the Kobe dunk from Game 5 was the last NBA Finals post, but I obviously forgot all about all the joy the Nike puppets bring the world; not to mention, the upcoming Lakers parade. As for LeBron and Kobe’s puppets, I’m guessing/hoping this is the last we’ll see of these two until the NBA Draft. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if SportsCenter kept them around.

I will say this much, I did laugh when Kobe’s puppet walked by LeBron’s.

H/t to BDL for the find.