“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
That saying has been hanging on my wall for over six years years now. Above it, in the same frame, is a picture of Lance Armstrong cycling down the Champs-Élysées – Arc de Triumph in the background – flanked by his Team Discovery team mates.
- Is this the smile of a winner or a guy getting away with something…?
This shot was taken on the final stage of the 2005 Tour de France, capturing Lance Armstrong’s seventh consecutive Tour de France victory. It was a 21st gift and it’s hung in every room I’ve lived in since. I’ve always had the suspicion that the saying was copied from one of those highly cliché motivational posters, but that never bothered me; it was Lance Armstrong.
Commercials and sport are enemies, right? We hate ads during the game. And yet sometimes the creative advertising folks actually get it right. The right mix of humour, sincerity, inspiration and sport.
We’ve literally studied every single sports commercial ever from a philosophical, historical and meta-theological perspective to bring you the definitive compilation of the Greatest Sports Commercials ever made.
We know there are heaps of them out there and we tried to mix up the sports as much as we could so feel free to disagree (even though you’re probably wrong).
Leave comments on ones that you think we missed and we will amend the article if we happen to agree.
As always, Enjoy Yo’self!
Yesterday we brought you our 3 Most Underrated Sports : Rugby Union, Gymnastics and Volleyball.
Today, we thought we’d balance the ledger and open up a bottle of refreshing Hate-orade for our 3 Most Overrated Sports: Cycling, Horse Racing and MMA/UFC.
Also overrated: Jennifer Aniston. Yeah, we said it.