Pro football is back, and with it comes this grand "Join the Migration" commercial for Reebok, featuring 20 NFL players (supposedly the most ever to appear together in a single ad) promoting the Speedwick Performance T-shirt. The music in the spot is light and airy and haunted-sounding, like nothing football fans have apparently ever heard, given the rush online to identify the song and the songstress (it’s “Train Song” by freak-folk queen Vashti Bunyan). But while the TV spot is causing goosebumps, the online campaign has generated a few chuckles. Specifically, this ad with Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers in a boxing pose is a bit ill-timed, given that Smith was just suspended for punching a teammate.
—Posted by Tim Nudd