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Nash, Solo Go Toe-to-Toe in ‘FIFA Soccer 12′

When he’s not starring or moonlighting in VitaminWater ads, getting Bieberized on the b-ball court or directing documentaries, Renaissance man/NBA star Steve Nash is making the most of his lockout time by, yes, playing video games with the one-and-only Hope Solo. In this latest EA Sports campaign from San Francisco’s Heat (and production company Skunk), the sports pros do battle in a game of FIFA Soccer 12. Nash once again shows off his great dry wit in a little pre-game trash talk, where he describes himself as “a gorilla and a leopard” with the straightest of faces. Guess it can be kinda fun watching other people play video games after all

If the Nash/Solo battle doesn’t suit you, a second spot in the Soccer 12 Matchups series stars Landon Donovan and SF Giants pitcher Tim “I’m Not the Guy from Dazed & Confused” Lincecum. See below. Credits after the jump.

Update: Along with getting a credits update (Rehab actually produced the Tim/Landon spot), we forgot to mention why we thought of this campaign in the first place and that’s the 60-second spot we first saw yesterday on Stereogum starring Nash, Solo and SNL‘s Seth Meyers and featuring Battles “Ice Cream” from their great new album, Drop Gloss. Watch it after the jump.

 

 

 

 

HEAT – SAN FRANCISCO
ECD – Steve Stone
CD – Warren Cockrel
ACD – Anna Rowland
Sr. CW – Ben Salsky
AD – Mark Potoka
Executive Producer – Brian Coate
Content Producer – Jonathan Matthews
Director of Client Service – Aaron Lang
Account Manager – Nathan Shamban

PRODUCTION:

SKUNK – HOLLYWOOD
Director – Brent Harris
DP – Christopher Doyle
Executive Producer – Matt Factor/Shelly Townsend
Line Producer – Gunther Campmine
Production Designer – Floyd Albee

EDIT:

ARCADE EDIT – SANTA MONICA
Editor – Paul Martinez
Assistant Editor – Sean Stender
Executive Producer – Deanne Mehling
Producer – Ali Reed & Cristina Matracia

Tim/Landon Matchup:

HEAT – SAN FRANCISCO
ECD – Steve Stone
CD – Nei Caetano
CW – Kris Kennedy
AD – Tofer Moran
Executive Producer – Jaime Chiang
Content Producer – Anna Askew
Director of Client Service – Aaron Lang
Account Manager – Nathan Shamban

PRODUCTION:

HEAT/REHAB – SAN FRANCISCO
Director – Nei Caetano/Kris Kennedy
DP – Phillip Velasco

Cameras 2 + 3 – Dan Reid/Anna Askew
Executive Producer – Jaime Chiang
Line Producer – Robert Caruso (Rehab)

EDIT:

HEAT – SAN FRANCISCO
Editor – Phillip Velasco
Executive Producer – Jaime Chiang
Producer – Anna Askew

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