Two vids to kill time.
1. Nike’s full length World Cup ad – ‘Write the Future’. Fabulously stuff – quite apart from the randomness of all the guest stars. But that’s okay: Sir Rogie Shankalot looks way too adorable with his manic counterpuncher face.
Less Rooney and Ronaldo. More Rogie and Gael Garcia Bernal pretty please.
2. Second video is a recent interview with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The reason why it’s relevant here should become obvious as you watch.
In the interest of fairness, I personally find the classification of Rafa’s game as “brute” force a little shallow. It misses the point about his game, which has its own je ne sais quoi to it: be it passion, or strategy or competitive fire. Unfortunately, Rafa’s muscles and grunts often distract the casual observer from the finer points of his game. Doesn’t mean they don’t exist though. Give credit where credit is due.
But of course someone like Kiri Te Kanawa would like Roger more. She’s practically Anna Wintour II.