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Nike commercial kid claims he can beat Lance.(5 posts)

Nike commercial kid claims he can beat Lance.Spoiler
Jul 16, 2003 4:31 PM
Has anyone seen this? The ad features a kid, Myzel Robinson. He's standing next to a road, a field. He wearing Nike running gear, two gold earrings and a gold chain. He's 14 years-old.
As far as I can tell the entire commercial is just him talking sh@t about how he will "race anybody, anywhere, anytime."
He runs through a long list of people he'll race and beat including your mother, auntie, animals that he'll race claiming, "You pick the animal, I'll race it and beat it... I'll race Lance Armstrong on his bike. One hundred meters. Two hundred meters...and I'll beat him."

Am I missing the "hook" of this commercial? Is this supposed to persuade me to buy Nike running gear. How does Nike wish me to react to Myzel. You can download the commercial at The file comes as nike_punkrunner. Does this mean he's supposed to be portraying a punk?
Is he just a precotious young whelp? Is he just a determined youth with self-confidence?
Have I smoked too much dope and lost the ability to connect with a television commercial?
Self confidence53T
Jul 16, 2003 4:41 PM
Yes, the point is he is a self-confident young man. There is a popular theory, among people who study such things, that inner-city youth would be great citizens, but for a little self-confidence.

"Confidence. Once you can fake that, the rest is easy."
Like any commercial, the only point. . .czardonic
Jul 16, 2003 5:12 PM
. . .is to get people to think/talk about the product/brand.

Your post uses the name "Nike" 6 times, and suggests that we visit their website.
ROTFLMAO! nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 17, 2003 8:32 AM
He is now a pro?MikeBiker
Jul 18, 2003 4:02 PM
If the kid is paid for this ad, which is based on his athletic ability, is he now considered a pro by the NCAA and ineligible for an athletic scholarship?