Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What in the What?

Have you guys seen this new Nike ad with Tiger Woods? It's just a closeup of Tiger looking like he's going to cry, while the disembodied voice of his dead father wonders if he's learned anything.



I have no idea what this is supposed to do: Humanize him? Make us feel sorry for him? Remind us all of our own immortality, and therefore Tiger's immortality, thus forcing us to forgive his sins as he would forgive ours? Induce us to buy Nike golf shoes? No clue. What I do know is that I bet my boyfriend $2 that Tiger won't make the cut at the Masters, and this doesn't make me regret it.

5 comments:

Some Guy said...

That's just weird. It's nice to know he's not exploiting his transgressions for personal profit.

red said...

Yeah, I think the only word for this is "weird."

Oh, Tiger...

d said...

um. creepy.

feathers said...

It's like when you are at a friends house and they are getting a lecture from their parents... you just wanna be anywhere else!

This commercial makes me wanna be anywhere else than in front of the screen thats playing it!

words...words...words... said...

Exploitative BS. When that recording was made, Earl Woods was speaking about an entirely different subject. This is no different than Fred Astaire dancing with vacuum cleaners.