1 hour ago
Friday, September 17, 2010
Posted by Mojo at 5:00 AM
It's just about my favorite time of year! Training camp for the NHL has arrived (at least it has here) and soon begins the exhibition season leading up to the 2010-2011 season which will feature an All-Star Game played right here in my hometown. So in honor of that, I give you my favorite of an old series of commercials for Nike -- specifically their hockey skates -- featuring (alleged) former goalies put out of work by various snipers all of whom (wait for it) used said Nike skates. The first of these endorsers was the then-Detroit Red Wing ace Sergei Fedorov (featured here - but only by reference). Other goalie crushers in the campaign included former Maple Loaf captain Mats Sundin and the just-retired Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour (though this was during his tenure with the Flyers). Whether you're a fan or not, you gotta love the humor. Oh, and according to the description, one of the kids at the counter is "Finch" from the film American Pie. Enjoy!
From the "Things That Make You Go WTF" Desk, there's an old saying that goes "When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." I'd have to expand that to say "When someone calls you an idiot, don't quote them on the back cover of your book in bright yellow 18-point type". But then, I suppose when you depend on controversy and martyrdom to keep your 15 minutes going beyond the time limit you really have no pride left.
And if you were wondering who the genius responsible for the Double Rainbow Franchise was and how this beer truck got started down the hill... here he is Live with Jimmy Kimmel