UPDATE: This was all in jest, I thought it was pretty obvious that isn’t Ayanbadejo in the video. Hopefully he’s been on the phone with Nike customer service all day.
Fantasy football drafts got me all high on football this weekend.
Despite my first-round pick of Willie Parker, the above Nike commercial has me ready for trash talk and Sundays. God, I can’t wait.
Anyway, the Swoosh is taking some shots at the Bears defense here. Usually, LT’s commercial footwork leaves generic, lightning-bolt decaled red helmets in the dust.
In this ad, LT throws Bears FB Obafemi Ayanbadejo to the ground with a stiff arm. (Ayanbadejo is so popular, he’s a 9-year vet whose bio is “coming soon” on the Bears Web site)
Two of the other Chicago jerseys who are embarrassed in the spot are rookie safety Jay Staggs and DE Bryan Copeland. However, Staggs and Copeland were lucky enough to have alternate names on their jerseys in the commercial. O.A., not so much. UPDATE: If you slow it down/pause the video, Ayanbadejo’s name is changed to protect his identity. Too bad we figured it out anyway.
Shouldn’t there be some kind of law where the player whose likeness is featured in the commercial, getting juked out of his shoes, has to consent?
How would you like lining up opposite the Charger defense if you’re Ayanbadejo during the season. They’ve already got a season’s worth of trash talk.
Personally, I would have gone with No. 8.