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    Nike Commercial

    Does anyone know who the WC athlete is on the new Nike commercial? The one where the guy is bouncing the basketball and making excuses. Then, at the very end he says "my feet hurt", and sets the balls down on either side of this chair and rolls away. We're wondering who the player is.
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    Matt Scott
    He plays basketball for Team USA and Whitewater University

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    That's great

    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
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    Good ad. I like it. Kudos to Nike
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    "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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    Paul took the words right out of my mouth - Kudos to Nike for being enclusive, open-minded and forward-thinking.
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    you've forgotten already the nike fiasco where they made crude comments about drooling ppl in wheelchairs? bout 10 yrs ago. guess they're trying to make up

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/nikegoat.asp

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...213438_000.htm

    to quote:

    The ad promoted Air Dri-Goat trail running shoes and claimed they would prevent the pictured runner from slamming into a tree, "rendering me a drooling, misshapen, non-extreme-trail-running husk of my former self, forced to roam the Earth in a motorized wheelchair with my name embossed on one of those cute little license plates you get at carnivals or state fairs, fastened to the back."
    Last edited by cass; 01-02-2008 at 04:05 AM.

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    Here is a link to the making of the commercial:

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/liv...r.bb.star.wmtv

    Cool stuff, Too bad we don't see his "nothing but air" shots in the commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cass
    you've forgotten already the nike fiasco where they made crude comments about drooling ppl in wheelchairs? bout 10 yrs ago. guess they're trying to make up

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/nikegoat.asp

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...213438_000.htm

    to quote:

    The ad promoted Air Dri-Goat trail running shoes and claimed they would prevent the pictured runner from slamming into a tree, "rendering me a drooling, misshapen, non-extreme-trail-running husk of my former self, forced to roam the Earth in a motorized wheelchair with my name embossed on one of those cute little license plates you get at carnivals or state fairs, fastened to the back."
    LOL.........thanks Cass. I didn't know about that, it's really bad copywriting. Not only should they have realised the risk for offence but it just isn't funny anyway.

    And who has a problem with their shoes running them off track?!

    Whatever though, Nike are cearly using a better ad agency now
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    he's kinda yummy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cass
    you've forgotten already the nike fiasco where they made crude comments about drooling ppl in wheelchairs?
    Never heard about it in the first place. Looking at the ad now, I don't think it was funny, but wouldn't stop buying Nike gear over it. I can see what somebody was getting at with the ad.

    C.

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