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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Nike Ad Features Numerous Football Players, Herpes Cases

Nike is continuing last year's high school football motif for its Nike Gridiron campaign. This year, they've placed their spokesplayers on a single fictional high school team coached by Don Shula, the Marlin Briscoe Hawks. Here's the commercial:



Now, I love the cameos by Steve Young and Deion Sanders. (Also, who's the babe with Deion? Yowza.) But one thing is troubling me about the ad. There are four NFL players featured in the commercial. One of them has a documented case of herpes. Two others have been linked to (read: slept with) Paris Hilton; Paris probably has herpes. Sweet fancy Moses, that is one diseased locker room.

How far will Nike take the high school storyline with this one? The potential is limitless. Will Michael Vick have a tearful meeting with the school nurse? Will Urlacher ignore the rules of the red jersey after Leinhart's locker room talk becomes too familiar for Brian? How will Mike respond when his troubled brother returns to town? This could be the prime-time teen-drama that the OC once was. Nike, don't let me down.

(Read about the second installment of the campaign at my new site, Dejuiced.com)

15 Comments:

  • At 7/15/2006 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think the woman is Jill Arrington of ESPN.

     
  • At 7/17/2006 8:46 PM, Blogger Mini Me said…

    Hahah priceless commentary on a seemingly innocent Advertisement! Great blog I just discovered it after you responded to me on Awful Announcing...Wanna do a link exchange?

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  • At 8/13/2006 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think the hot blonde at the beginning sitting with Deion Sanders is Heidi Klum. Sure looks like her. Momma!!!

     
  • At 8/16/2006 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who plays Deion's "Son"?
    Who are the young white assistant coach and the older black assistan coach?

     
  • At 8/22/2006 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Urban Meyer's a coach as is Marlin Briscoe. I guess the "kid"'s an actor.q

     
  • At 9/04/2006 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what is the name of the song in the background?

     
  • At 9/11/2006 12:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    who is the kid tho?

     
  • At 9/11/2006 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Anonymous said...
    what is the name of the song in the background?

    9/04/2006 10:57 PM


    the name of the song is Spirit in the Sky

     
  • At 9/12/2006 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is it just me, or is the Black Athlete, White Trophy blonde wife thing a little too much in this commercial. Also the only other babe is the blonde cheerleader flirting with the kid.

    I guess the appeal is, become an athlete, score yourself a hot blonde wife.

     
  • At 9/13/2006 8:24 AM, Anonymous Minuteman said…

    The lady in the commerical is none other than former FoxSports Weatherwoman and hot ass blonde Jillian Barberie.
    And, being an athlete here in Massachusetts, with a blonde girlfriend, I do not take offense to anyone circumscribing me as having a trophy wife. Its a ridiculous assumption, considering its 2006, but I merely feel pity for those who think african american athletes 'need' trophies.

     
  • At 9/14/2006 1:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry I didnt mean to use the term "trophy" wife, however I am just surprised that all the women are blonde in the commercial. It would have been nice to have seen an attractive african american lady as one of the main characters

     
  • At 9/28/2006 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Deion's "blonde trophy wife" is Jill Arrington from ESPN. I like the touch how the young WR (who's supposed to be Deion's kid) refers to her as "mom".

    Priceless.

     
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  • At 7/12/2010 11:27 AM, Anonymous viagra online said…

    I think that's very normal, just because they're football players doesn't mean that they have inmunity to STD, perhaps the sexual education must be improved!

     

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