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AAPLaday
May 22, 2010, 03:17 AM
Hey guys with the leagues finished for another season and the world cup around the corner the good people at Nike have seen fit to whet our appetites with this commercial. Give it a viewing and post your thoughts on it below. My fav bits are Rooney and Ronaldos :D

All thats missing is Messi. To be honest they could have included the whole of the Barca team. Except Ibrahimovic :D

Nike - Write The Future [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLG6jh23yE)

.Andy
May 22, 2010, 03:23 AM
It is pretty good (could do with more Ronaldinho!). For some reason I find football commercials are often really inspirational. Suits it well.

Who's up for a kick?

AAPLaday
May 22, 2010, 03:27 AM
The music suits it really well too. When it all slowed down after Ronaldo was fouled i thought he was going to wink at the Ref for some reason ;)

AAPLaday
May 23, 2010, 01:41 AM
Oops looks like Ronaldinho isnt going to this year World Cup!! Still great advert though!! How could you leave him out Dunga! How often do players raise their game just for big occasions like this!

Supa_Fly
May 23, 2010, 12:37 PM
no, I personally prefer the Niki Joga series ... it specifically reminded ALL of US WHY we love the sport, play the sport and the reason - real reason it exists. This came from the idea of Cantona who forgot that reason, was taunted and went ballistic on someone that insulted his mother and was kicked out of the sport.

I love the one on the street ball court where footy skills where a MUST just to get around players; many of you forget just how excellent Trezeguet really is.

2nd vote goes to the new shoes commercial (2yrs ago) with Brazilian star kicking the post a total 12 times in just about the same spot from mid-field!!

woolyback
May 24, 2010, 12:49 AM
....and was kicked out of the sport....

He was banned for a while but then returned and continued playing.

AAPLaday
May 24, 2010, 03:01 AM
He was banned for a while but then returned and continued playing.

And thank the lord he returned :D

Veinticinco
May 24, 2010, 04:50 AM
Hey guys with the leagues finished for another season and the world cup around the corner the good people at Nike have seen fit to whet our appetites with this commercial. Give it a viewing and post your thoughts on it below. My fav bits are Rooney and Ronaldos :D

All thats missing is Messi. To be honest they could have included the whole of the Barca team. Except Ibrahimovic :D

Nike - Write The Future [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLG6jh23yE)
Personally, whilst well produced, I thought the narrative was really poorly balanced and generally a load of pretentious crap that is not a patch on some of the classic ads (the Nike cage, the devil's team, the little Coca Cola munchkin, etc.) of old times. And was that supposed to be an England v France final? (why else the Rooney-Ribery hero/zero thing? Aside from to scare small children :eek:). Laughable.

The Ronaldinho sequence, aside from the embarrassment of him not even being picked for Brazil (he'll enjoy watching that ad on tv from his sofa at home no doubt), the self-referential YT and FB stuff was a bit cringeworthy.

The only positives were a couple of vaguely comic moments sending up Ronaldo's ego (ironically I think it probably stroked his ego beyond planet-sized proportions) and of course Rooney's future as a ginger-bearded pikey in a caravan (such a fitting scenario for the knuckle-dragger).

And seriously, Drogba yet no Messi? I guess the PC brigade at Nike were out in force. African World Cup, need African star player. :rolleyes:

There, sorry to dampen everyone's enthusiasm.

tobefirst
May 24, 2010, 08:31 AM
And seriously, Drogba yet no Messi? I guess the PC brigade at Nike were out in force. African World Cup, need African star player. :rolleyes:

You realize that Messi isn't a Nike athlete, right?

robj
May 24, 2010, 08:37 AM
Talking about nike ads:

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPO354_ugF8

Well, it's not soccer ad but it's wonderful. Love the music.

And talking about soccer, I love this one too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lVrvnlLUwE

AAPLaday
May 24, 2010, 08:52 AM
And talking about soccer, I love this one too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lVrvnlLUwE

Yeah thats also a classic advert! Nike really do make some of the best ones. Along with Apples marketing team :cool:

sushi
May 24, 2010, 08:58 AM
Not a big soccer fan -- even though I've played in the past.

This commercial is okay. But doesn't grab me. Moves like in the movie Victory by some of the greats such as Pele were more inspirational in the way they were presented.

Here is one of my favorite commercials.

French Telecom (Football Gets People Talking.) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSUTrkFbV9Y)

Jaffa Cake
May 24, 2010, 09:02 AM
Football-based adverts are often embarrassingly poor, unfortunately. :o

H00513R
May 24, 2010, 09:17 AM
I enjoyed this commercical. I especially like the Rooney part where they show him down and out lol. He looks like a lumberjack!

steviem
May 24, 2010, 11:57 AM
This is my favourite Nike advert...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxAz9lKvclc

Supa_Fly
May 24, 2010, 10:00 PM
This is my favourite Nike advert...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxAz9lKvclc

That is hilarious.

sushi
May 25, 2010, 08:03 AM
This is my favourite Nike advert...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxAz9lKvclc
Good vid. Thanks. :)

can7ona
May 25, 2010, 04:33 PM
My favourite, probably because it's the first one I really remembered growing up, had some great skills and the comedy value...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFmK4zZ9Ys

sushi
May 25, 2010, 06:00 PM
My favourite, probably because it's the first one I really remembered growing up, had some great skills and the comedy value...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFmK4zZ9Ys
That was good and fun to watch! :)

Veinticinco
May 25, 2010, 07:15 PM
You realize that Messi isn't a Nike athlete, right?
Oops my mistake, I forgot Leo was contracted to adidas.

But still, Drogba? What a vile role model. Essien would have been my choice to represent Africa, a world class player and not a disgrace to the game.

Cannavaro also grates as though he was the last player to lift the World Cup, he's very much a has-been, the sequence with him lazily reclining and being serenaded is symbolic of the 3 years he spent at Madrid afterwards.

And having watched it again yesterday, the other two elements that seem unfunny and more than a bit irritating, are the quick cuts to two members of the US team looking to camera, and Spanish trio of Fabregas, Iniesta and Pique throwing their Rooney-lauding newspapers away in disgust.

AAPLaday
May 26, 2010, 04:11 AM
Essien has been injured for a while. I think hes Chelseas best player when he is fit

theITGuy
May 26, 2010, 10:07 AM
My favourite, probably because it's the first one I really remembered growing up, had some great skills and the comedy value...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFmK4zZ9Ys

That is a great footie ad from the past thanks...regarding the new one...I could've done with a lot less 'Dinho...show real players not former stars content with late night parties and lots of donuts or whatever he eats to get fat...

-J.-

AAPLaday
Jul 3, 2010, 05:44 AM
What a disaster that advert turned out to be for the players involved, did any of them play even play one good game? :p

steviem
Jul 3, 2010, 02:37 PM
I hope Rooney goes off to his caravan.






So Jeremy Clarkson can blow it up on Top Gear!

r1ch4rd
Jul 4, 2010, 09:18 AM
My favourite, probably because it's the first one I really remembered growing up, had some great skills and the comedy value...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFmK4zZ9Ys

I was about to post the same one, sticks in my head above all the others.

I quite liked the skateboarding advert they did (mostly because I was quite into skateboarding at the time) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3A0vFe_va8

Funkatronic
Jul 5, 2010, 05:42 PM
What a disaster that advert turned out to be for the players involved, did any of them play even play one good game? :p

Well, considering in that advert you get to see Iniesta, Pique and Fabregas for a fleeting moment, I think they've done well for themselves, if not individually.

runplaysleeprun
Jul 5, 2010, 10:27 PM
My favorite Nike one, absolutely love the music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55BZ2gSsSmY

Music is "The Gael" from Last of the Mohicans if you were curious.

mac88
Jul 7, 2010, 02:19 PM
I have been out of work for a while due to injury and late one night I discovered the Fox Soccer Channel (in the USA). I could not believe the games could be that intense. I really have gotten into the soccer (football) state of mind and have enjoyed the World Cup games that I have watched. I can understand why football is so popular all over the world. This video really captures the feel of the game.

Lucywu2012
Jul 14, 2010, 11:03 PM
aha, I support it very much!! It's wonderful!!

Lord Blackadder
Jul 15, 2010, 12:39 AM
Just for the record, the ad can't really be considered "cursed" since Iniesta scored the winner in the final. But all of the featured players aside from the Spanish contingent played badly.

It was a neat ad though. :)

Dagless
Jul 15, 2010, 05:13 AM
So I'm a bit late with this but I caught this advert at the cinema. I hate adverts normally so I was just about to go to the loo and BAM, there it was. I've seen it in pieces on TV but it's just not the same.

Why can't more adverts be awesome?

rhett7660
Jul 16, 2010, 03:45 PM
I thought it was a great advert!!!! Slick concept. Love the England guy who crashes the stock market etc........

cdcastillo
Jul 17, 2010, 04:57 AM
... All thats missing is Messi...

... And seriously, Drogba yet no Messi?...

That might have something to do with the fact that Messi signed with Adidas, and not with Nike.



... I forgot Leo was contracted to adidas...

And it seems I not only arrived to this thread 2 months late, but I also replied before being sure the topic I wrote about has been covered before... sorry
:o

yojitani
Jul 17, 2010, 11:35 AM
...and no Ronaldinho in the WC :(