Reebok packs them in for ‘Migration’ spot

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