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Thread: Nike brings back the voice of Earl Woods in new Tiger Woods ad

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    Thumbs down Nike brings back the voice of Earl Woods in new Tiger Woods ad

    (This guy and his schtick is SOOOOOO annoying)

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NTRvlrP2NU[/YOUTUBE]

    Nike brings back the voice of Earl Woods in new Tiger ad - Devil Ball Golf - Golf Blog - Yahoo! Sports

    And the Tiger Woods controversy train keeps rolling on. Nike is running a new ad that uses the voice of Tiger Woods' late father Earl over an image of a remorseful, nearly broken Tiger.

    "I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are. Did you learn anything?" Earl asks.

    Powerful stuff, that, especially given how significant a role Earl Woods played in Tiger's life.

    Now, there's an argument to be made that the ad is over the line, using Earl Woods' words in a way that he obviously didn't have approval over. On the other hand, this ad was made with Tiger's consent and participation. And really, who better to pass judgment on Tiger than Earl?

    Nike, of course, has a history with provocative Woods ads; they crafted the classic "Hello World" and "I am Tiger Woods" spots. And they're one of the few companies to stick with him through his recent troubles. So it's appropriate that they'd be the ones to set about shaping his new public commercial image. Clearly, they're not taking the safe, conservative route.

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    waitaminnit, wasn't Earl a notorious cheater himself? Why the fuck would Nike have Dead Earl asking Tiger if he learned anything when Earl was porking bitches too?
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    Oh fuck Nike. I know they're just trying to salvage their own cash cow but still, FUCK them for casting him in a sympathetic light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    I think I just lost my dinner.
    I'm glad I'm running late this evening.

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    WTF is this shit about??

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    People are seeking the ad out on youtube - so they must be doing something right. Remember when people would flick through the commercials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    WTF is this shit about??
    Repairing Tiger's image by resurrecting daddy. It's disgusting.

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    "Not only do we embrace it, we take it out for drinks, get it absolutely steaming drunk, leg hump it and then leave it covered in shaving foam and a stolen Chuck E Cheese outfit in its own bath with no recollection of how it got there." -Kittylady on the sad and pathetic and strange.

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    This is one of the most lame, sicko attempts at restoring this guy's "integrity" (or whatever the fuck the attempt is) that I've ever seen. Talk about whoring yourself out - I keep waiting for somebody to say it's been released by "The Onion" - this can't be real, can it? The entire thought of it is stomach-turning.
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    I don't even understand the message at all. Its just so 100% off message and ridiculous. To say nothing of the offensive aspects of appropriating a dead man's words and voice in some fucked-up attempt at redeeming his son's career.

    I really don't even get it. LIke what is Nike going for? Is this supposed to be some sort of mea culpa, on Nike's behalf? Like they are saying '"I want to find out what your thinking was [$$$] [when we decided to stand behind Tiger]. I want to find out what your feelings are. Did you learn anything? [And America, can you forgive Nike for standing behind Tiger when only 1 or 2 ho's had materialized, and by the time the full ho train came out, we couldn't just bail because we were the only sponsor left, so please, can we just forget that bit?]"

    They should have just filmed some basic, generic Nike ad. Or better yet, waited about 6 mos, given Tiger some time to win or place in some competitions and everyone to forget this.

    PR fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Repairing Tiger's image by resurrecting daddy. It's disgusting.
    +1


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    That is disgusting. And really makes me want to avoid Nike.
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    Horrendously stupid idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Repairing Tiger's image by resurrecting daddy. It's disgusting.
    i'd be impressed if they brought his dad back from the dead.
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