06
Aug
07

Obafemi Ayanbadejo, you got clowned

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.

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9 Responses to “Obafemi Ayanbadejo, you got clowned”


  1. 1 Fritz
    August 6, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    If the Bears defense is so thin this season that they use a free agent running back at safety, then it won’t be surprising to see LT run through it like that.

    Also, if you pause it, it says WAXMAN on No. 45’s jersey.

  2. 2 Pete Whiteford
    August 6, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    You missed Pro-Bowler Tommie Harris who is in this commercial as well.

    Also, Ayanbadejo’s bio is coming soon because he was just signed a few weeks ago. The Bears havent updated the bio’s of any recent signings.

    I found the link http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=3491

  3. 3 mike d.
    August 6, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    where was #54 laying out LT as he got past the D-line??? oh wait, guess we’ll all find out on Sept 9 in San Diego.

  4. 4 Bearssss
    August 6, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Please. Good thing the Chargers resigned Michael Turner, he’s your week 2 starter San Diego. Go Bears!

  5. October 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    That’s some cultural read

  6. November 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    All round well thought out blog post!!


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