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Posts Tagged ‘Don Davis’

Drew Brees ‘Retires’ in Order to Fulfill Bike-Riding Dream

Though it’s been a minute since his New Orleans Saints last won the Super Bowl, Drew Brees‘s status as one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL hasn’t really diminished. Unfortunately, though, it seems the play-calling and other rigors of the season just aren’t cutting it for the record-setting QB these days as he’d much rather be riding a motorcycle, something that isn’t allowed per his NFL contract (well, at least the one in the ad). So, what’s the best solution? Well, retirement of course. Therein lies the premise of this new spot for the Can-Am Spyder from Chicago-based shop, The Escape Pod.

The Spyder itself is the most interesting character in the ad as it looks like something Lucius Fox would draw up for Bruce Wayne. Complete with a little dubstep and, yes, doves, the 90-second spot is a fairly amusing effort that lets Brees flaunt his off-the-field personality as he fulfills his wish. Plus, after the million Brett Favre retirement/unretirements that plagued the media a few years back, we’ll gladly take this fake one any day. Oh yeah, did we mention that there’s also a contest to win a Spyder? Credits after the jump.

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Let’s Go Back to the Future Once Again with Blake Griffin

The Deadpan Dunker is at it again, traveling back in time for two new spots with his faux-DeLorean Kia Optima. In this latest series from David&Goliath, Blake Griffin targets his younger self in 2006 and 2002 to impart wisdom on lifting weights and wearing sunblock. He listens to a little Sean Paul. And he wears the genius red jumpsuit with the griffin logo.

One of the best campaigns on TV continues with more quality spots. Most athletes can’t act, but Blake’s straight-faced delivery and self-deprecation puts him ahead of every competitor out there. He also listens to Eiffel 65 and used to wear jean shorts, so there’s that. And if you need proof of commitment to the brand, he won the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest by dunking over a Kia Optima as a gospel choir serenaded the crowd. Cliff Paul’s mustache can’t compete with that. Credits and the second ad after the jump.

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