Commercials have always been a great asset for athletes as not only do they get money for participating in them but they get the publicity and exposure as well. However sometimes it can backfire on them depending on what the commercial is or what their role is in the commercial.
Luckily for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose it’s not the case; both are staring in the new Assassin’s Creed commercial for the release of ubisoft’s new video game Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
The commercial begins with Adrian Peterson flipping up his hood over his head with his name and number of victims (1,435) underneath it. A couple seconds later Derrick Rose does the same thing except instead of victims it says escapes (1,357). As for what the victims and escapes numbers mean; there’s no answer.
Now athletes star in several different commercials each year and some of those due include video games, except they’re doing something else; something more relevant. Maybe it’s just me, but Adrian Peterson and Derrick Rose in hooded clothing listed as “Assassin’s” just doesn’t really fit them.
Adrian Peterson, a 6’1 217 pound running back and Derrick Rose, a 6’3 190 pound point guard both assassins? Come on, let’s be realistic. Now if they showed all of that and then played a clip of Chris Carter saying “C’mon man” after it would’ve made much more sense, and would’ve given some laughs.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s a fine commercial and their goal is certainly paying off; get the public eye’s attention and regardless of how you write the commercial you can’t really going wrong when you put two super star athletes in Adrian Peterson and Derrick Rose in it.
Assassins Creed: Revelations will be available in stores on Tuesday November 15. As for the commercial I’m sure it will be repeatedly aired and showed all throughout the country for at least the next month.
Just in case if you have been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, here’s the commercial that has people buzzing.