Monday, September 11, 2006

Sure, Briscoe High Is Good, But Who's On The Visiting Team?

Nike's newest ad campaign features a fictional high school by the name of Briscoe High. The focus of the high school is the football team, which includes NFL stars Michael Vick, LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Urlacher, Troy Polamalu and Buzzsaw QB Of The Future Matt Leinart on its roster. Apparently they're all attending the same school, and appear to be bigger, stronger and faster than the team they're playing(I wonder who drew the short stick to get lit up by the Tasmanian Devil). The coaching/teaching staff is also extremely talented with Don Shula, Marlin Briscoe, Urban Meyer, Steve Young, and Jimmy Johnson.

However, I found it odd that a team with so much more talent would actually be down 4 points witn only 8 seconds left in the fourth quarter. It made me wonder, who the heck is on that visiting squad? Maybe Terry Tate and some of his buddies? Whoever they are they must be damn talented(remember, it's suuposedly high school) to almost beat a team with Vick, Tomlinson, Urlacher, Polamalu and Matt Leinart.

And don't forget Corso in that awesome Hawks mascot outfit. Seriously, does he have a mascot fetish of some sort? I always see him putting some oversized animal or medieval character on his head.



Also, does anyone else find it a bit creepy when Jillian Barberie hits on a kid that's supposed to be in high school? And what if Deion Sanders and Jill Arrington really did have a kid someday?

Briscoe High Hawks

13 comments:

MC Bob said...

I've been wondering the same thing. My initial conclusion is that Don Shula is a shitty coach.

RodBeck said...

Yeah, and why did they need to run a trick play to win the game? Are we supposed to feel good for the one high-school aged kid on the team that catches the winning touchdown? The whole commercial is a big mess.

Oh, and they must have been playing De La Salle.

Guy Nova Scotia said...

Instead of asking questions and plain shooting your mouth off, why don't you do some investigation and find out. And you call yourself a blogger!

Bouj said...

The team is being QB'ed by Michael Vick. I think that explains why they're trailing.

He's probably 8-23, 77yds, and 3 picks.

And no doubt Shula's pulling a Schottenheimer and misusing LDT.

Anonymous said...

I think that what's happening in this commercial is that the actual high school kids who are playing the game are IMAGINING themselves as NFL superstars. That's how they win the game...they dig deep and act like Troy P., etc....get it?

Hank Scorpio said...

Wait, did they think the other team would believe they were running the ball with 8 seconds left?

Of course, if you had Michael Vick, wouldn't you want LaDainian Tomlinson throwing the ball with the game on the line?

DukeDavis said...

Obviously they're playing the UnderArmour team. WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!!

Although am I crazy or just the last person to catch on to the fact that the "opposing team" in those UA commercials has the same crazy jerseys that Nike designed for Oregon?

BDoc said...

I too thought maybe they were imagining themselves as those NFL players, but the way Nike setup the website it makes it seem like they're players on the team. They've got Urlacher, Tomlinson, Vick and Polamalu listed as 4 of the 5 team captains.

After checking out some more of the Nike site, it appears that they're playing the Arundel Wildcats.

http://www.arundelfootball.com/

Not an impressive win over an inferior opponent. Briscoe is definitely going to have problems against Miami Carol City.

Ben said...

Well, it says Arundel is a crosstown rivalry. You gotta throw out the records when it comes to those games. Although in this case you'd be throwing out 0-0 records for both teams...

The Amazin' Lenbo said...

Whatever team it is, it's not very smart. Who falls for a fake running play when the other guys have one play to get into the end zone from far away?

Sparky Duck said...

If I was a college scout, I would be finding out who lit up LT on that final play, because that boy can hit.

Ryan F. said...

Get a life loser. It's a fucking commercial!

aaa123 said...

They're in heaven!! Listen to the song. That's what high school football is like in heaven -- your coach is Don Shula, your history teacher is Jimmy Johnson, the other team is small, you win by a last-second trick play, and your team mascot is Lee Corso!!