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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.

 

 

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Friday Odds and Ends

-McCann Worldgroup launched its Marketing Sciences practice, which will be led by Marc Schwartz and Laura Simpson. link

-Could this new Verizon Wireless ad be teasing the Xoom 2 (above)? link

-Oreo’s timely Fathers Day ad won the week in ad effectiveness according to Ace Metrix. link

-Is there an official Facebook iPad app on the way? link

-General Mills received kudos for pulling its “troubling” Yoplait commercial. link

-J.K. Rowling is teasing a mysterious new site called “Pottermore.” link

-San Francisco-based shop Heat hired Phillip Velasco as “video drifter,” or in other words, in-house video producer.

-Draftfcb will sponsor the Roger Hatchuel Academy yet again at Cannes. link

-Spotify is ready to invade the U.S. link

-Wendy’s, Fox and Verizon are all leveraging social media for Fathers Day efforts. link