So I’m Supposed To Get Excited About Soccer Now, Right?

2010 May 20
by CajoleJuice

This is the new Nike commercial for the 2010 World Cup, which starts on June 11. Only commercials like this should be allowed before films at theaters. I only wish I could watch it in full 1080p without it chugging. I don’t know whether it’s my computer or Chrome or that I just need to restart. I’m just proud of myself for recognizing three players featured in the video.

In other soccer news, I think there’s a Champions League final on Saturday? Maybe I should watch that as a warm-up for the World Cup to see if I can actually stand watching an entire match. They’re called matches, right? I know I tried watching a couple of years ago and by halftime I had all but passed out in my chair. I’ll report back in two days.

Free feel to rip on baseball in the comments for retribution, soccer fans.

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  • Anonymous

    I often leave soccer on the tv when I come across it; this is because I usually find it when I want to take a nap. To me, the British commentary set over the monochrome green field with tiny white specs blurring across

  • Anonymous

    the screen like a time-exposure snapshot, creates a peaceful and calming setting to fall asleep to.

    If soccer was shot the way it was in this commercial (with a script, and on-field camera crane) it might be interesting…pending the appropriate Kobe and Homer asides.

    Still, I think the Kobe/Homer Simpson spin-off possibilities, in the form of their own more localized events might be more interesting. If Kobe decided to play a sport, or if they made some sort of show with Homer in it, I’d probably be more inclined to watch that. Unless of course I felt a yawn coming on.