Ok, so time for a little bit of nostalgia here for people that are around my age. Watching last night’s Monday Night Football game, I saw the new Nike Ad with Bo Jackson yelling at Robinson Cano to impress him, then he yells boom and I’m waiting for the dynamite to happen. Never did though, imagine my dismay. If you want to know what I’m talking about, check it out here:
Watching this commercial made me think back to the Bo Jackson commercials of old though. I thought that he had some pretty sweet Nike ads back in the day so, I said to self, “Self, why don’t you find these old videos?”. So I did this.
As it turns out, Bo Jackson’s commercials weren’t nearly as memorable as I remember. As a matter of fact, they kinda stink. Compared to a lot of shoe commercials at the time, Nike certainly could’ve done better. Check em all out for yourself after the jump and be prepared to be as disappointed as I was. Or not, whatever.
If you thought that Tiger Wood’s female troubles weren’t going to have an impact on the sales of all things Tiger, look no further than with his video game. Copies of EA Sports “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11″ were down…WAY DOWN. According to Destructiod:
According to GamesIndustry.biz, sales were down 68% year-over-year across all platforms, but the drop for the Wii version was the most precipitous at 86%; with some simple math, that comes out to a meager 38,100 sales in June 2010 versus 272,400 in June 2009.
Wow that is HUUUUGE. Don’t think Nike and any other company using Tiger’s likeness to sell their shit isn’t paying attention to this. Makes one wonder where Nike’s Tiger apparel sales are currently as compared to a year or two ago.
I’m betting they aren’t nearly as good. I mean who wants to be caught rollin’ around town decked out in Tiger’s gear. Even if you fashioned yourself as a bit of player, if you’re wearing that gear you have got to be radioactive to women. There will be a fallout zone of at least 5 feet around you for sure.
Hilarious new commercials for LeBron James that kinda mash up the Tiger/Eldred commercials of a few months ago with young Bron Bron. I think Cavalier’s majority owner Dan Gilbert needs to put up the cash to actually put these spots on the air. He’s just crazy enough to do this. I’d give it a watch, but make sure your headphones are on, there’s some NSFW language going on in here.