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Title: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: D.H.W on June 28, 2010, 07:10:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/idLG6jh23yE

When the New York Times soccer blog Goal first suggested that the celebrity footballers who appeared in Nike's now famous "Write the Future" ad might be cursed, there were still plenty of questions left unanswered. It's true that Ronaldinho hadn't even been selected for Brazil by manager Dunga, and Franck Ribery had gone out early along with an ignomonious France.

But a week ago, Rooney, although in poor form, was still in the tournament. Retiring Cannavaro and Italy had yet to crash out 3-2 to underdogs Slovakia; Didier Drogba, while recovering from an elbow injury, was still in the World Cup with the Ivory Coast (barely); and Landon Donovan and Tim Howard were, pre-Ghana at least, real American heroes.

[Photos: See more of Wayne Rooney and Landon Donovan]

Now it looks like the ad is a better predictor of World Cup outcomes than Paul the octopus. Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu's four minute spot has ripped through the chances of almost every one of its featured World Cup hopefuls like David Villa running through a Honduran back four.  Goal-less Rooney is at the centre of blame for an under-performing England, Cannavaro represents a past-it Italian defense that let in 5 goals on 6 shots on target, and African hope Ivory Coast collapsed in the group stage with Drogba scoring only one goal.

Now the world will nervously watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal face off against Spain in the round of 16 match this Tuesday evening to see if the curse will claim its final victims.  Ronaldo has not been in great form since the start of the World Cup, and the ad's Spanish contingent has already encountered several problems: Andres Iniesta picked up a slight knock the other day, Gerard Pique's head has become everyone's favourite bloody pin-cushion, and Cesc Fabregas has grown a really ugly beard.

[Photos: See more of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo]

Thankfully, the ad's non-footballing celebrities seem to be holding up well.  Roger Federer is still in Wimbledon (although he's lost his number one ranking to Nadal), Kobe Bryant has an NBA championship (even though he went cold in game 7, letting Artest come up big), and Homer Simpson and The Simpsons are still on the air through 2011 (although the show hasn't been good in years).

On second thought...this ad is pure evil.

http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Nike-World-Cup-ad-quot-curse-quot-claims-almos?urn=sow,251879
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: dinho on June 28, 2010, 08:13:14 PM
... and they looking to blight Robinho in these latter stages here. watch and see him throw way a penalty or something.
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: Bakes on June 28, 2010, 08:32:42 PM
...steups.


This is what happens when:

1) People not used tuh something and just trying to be in thing

2) All the worthwhile storylines get use up over the course of the past 2 1/2 weeks


... net result, a shit-ass article.
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: D.H.W on June 29, 2010, 03:22:29 PM
another one bites the dust
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: kounty on June 29, 2010, 03:42:39 PM
the curse story is good entertainment  :D
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: sammy on June 29, 2010, 04:41:08 PM
damn goat mouth advertsers  :devil:

good thing no germen in the ad
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: giggsy11 on June 29, 2010, 07:43:57 PM
I am so over these players and their overexpose, overhyped,overinflated egos and underdeveloped abilites!  F^ck Nike!
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: Peong on June 29, 2010, 10:26:50 PM
In the meantime the two main players under Adidas are in the 1/4s.
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: E-man on July 01, 2010, 05:23:11 PM
http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=50042.0  ;D
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: Bourbon on July 02, 2010, 10:25:48 AM
Dahs it dey den.
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: D.H.W on July 02, 2010, 12:07:45 PM
Adidas flying high
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: kaliman2006 on July 02, 2010, 01:32:55 PM
The Adidas curse strikes again.

Latest Victim: Robinho
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: giggsy11 on July 02, 2010, 01:49:14 PM
Addidas all the way! Hope Nike's stock drop!
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: g on July 02, 2010, 03:52:07 PM
Anybody remaining?

Well technically the spanish had 3 players in d commercial but their future was not written.

The last sequence had the dutch team but again they were not the focus.

Should be a jinx free the rest of the way.

Ah will never buy a nike boots ever
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: Toppa on July 02, 2010, 05:11:49 PM
Anybody remaining?

Well technically the spanish had 3 players in d commercial but their future was not written.

The last sequence had the dutch team but again they were not the focus.

Should be a jinx free the rest of the way.

Ah will never buy a nike boots ever

LOL
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: giggsy11 on July 02, 2010, 10:28:19 PM
It could be mick jagger is the jinx. usa, emgland and brasil! He  was there for their demise!
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: giggsy11 on July 03, 2010, 03:40:01 PM
Only Ronaldinho came out lookin good and even Federer was a loser. :devil:
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: D.H.W on July 03, 2010, 04:19:43 PM
Only Ronaldinho came out lookin good and even Federer was a loser. :devil:

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

yeh but ronaldinho aint even make the team  :devil:
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: sammy on July 03, 2010, 08:23:49 PM
It could be mick jagger is the jinx. usa, emgland and brasil! He  was there for their demise!

he was there today too
Title: Re: Nike World Cup ad 'curse' claims almost all its stars
Post by: Bourbon on July 11, 2010, 03:34:47 PM
Nike cudders munt!!

All de time it never had no spanish players in de write de future video. Strange considering dat dey have csec.....puyol....pique.

But as SOON as finals done.....dey release dis:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUW8wYA49tI