Manny Mocks Floyd in New Foot Locker Spot

NEW YORK, November 19, 2014 — Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, is bringing the greatness back, unveiling four new, humorous commercials in support of the brand’s third annual “Week of Greatness.” The 30-second spotsstar boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, who defends his WBO welterweight title against undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri on Saturday, Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, WWE Superstar John CenaandNBA Stars James Harden, Tim Duncan and Derrick Rose. Foot Locker’s “Week of Greatness” event—a week of the most anticipated sneaker and gear releases—kicks off at Foot Locker stores nationwide on Saturday, November 22.

“Last year’s ‘Week of Greatness’ was such a hit with our customers, we decided to go even bigger with our campaign this year,” said Stacy Cunningham, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Foot Locker. “We’re excited to introduce four new commercials featuring these outstanding athletes as we begin an incredible week dedicated to showcasing brand new premium sneakers, apparel, and gear. We enjoyed working with each of these athletes to showcase their unique personalities in the newest iteration of our ‘Week of Greatness.’”

The spots highlight a much-publicized and notable characteristic of each of the athletes that is well-known by their fans. In “It’s Happening,” boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao riffs on the ongoing attempts to schedule an oft-rumored mega fight. In another spot, James Harden pokes fun at being “Defensive.” In “It’s Real,” WWE Superstar John Cena shares his admiration for suspension of disbelief. The commercial featuring Derrick Rose and Tim Duncan, aptly titled “Excited,” embraces their reputation as stoic individuals. All four commercials debut tonight, November 19, on ESPN.

The spots were created by worldwide agency BBDO.

The “Week of Greatness” features premium releases from top brands such as Nike, Jordan, adidas, Under Armour, PUMA, Timberland and more.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

Wow! Ev'ybodee and dey momma are comedians now. They have tR spirit.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS8WJ6Lz1AU From Da Manny to Iron Mike
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kduugK3Y_wo. Holla!


-Froggy :

Wow! Ev'ybodee and dey momma are comedians now. They have tR spirit.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS8WJ6Lz1AU From Da Manny to Iron Mike
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kduugK3Y_wo. Holla!
Very good videos RG, Pacman's ad was funny as hell !


-amayseng :

Wow! Ev'ybodee and dey momma are comedians now. They have tR spirit.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS8WJ6Lz1AU From Da Manny to Iron Mike
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kduugK3Y_wo. Holla!
haha Pretty funny


-Radam G :

Wow! Check out the shirt. Da Manny is even in the "Black Mamba" training camp. Holla!


-teaser :

COME ON BABY !! COME ON BABY !! …hahahahah priceless !!


-SouthPaul :

Floyd's going to further money mock Manny. Wash, rinse, repeat. Yawn. Brilliant hype job, though, because its a fight that'll sell even if we went rewind into the great depression. I just envisioned Radam standing in the soup line with his am-fm radio getting updates from that big event weekend. Floyd talks and money walks.....his way. Nice gig.


-Radam G :

Bad, bad, bad envision. Maybe you should envision me serving the soup to Money May and The Money Team in about seven or eight years, because his arse and TMT will be broke and in and out of jail. Some disturbing things are going on.
->http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/19/floyd-mayweather-strippers-got-3k-each-for-instagram. Go up to the top of TMZ's page and holla how Money May is rolling. And it is because he addicted now. How are you going to get an addiction raining on big-booty when you have been given a hook up for the book up? Holla!


-SouthPaul :

Lmfao, I'm just clowning, Radam. I did truly envision that and not cause you'll be broke. For the love of boxing ! And. Manny. Lol. Now lemme' go check out this tmz nonsense. There's also a very interesting USA Today write up involving Floyd's baby mummy (insert English accent).


-SouthPaul :

30k for lots of press. Maybe that's how he spins what seems like wasteful with money? It ain't the super bowl of commericial spots but Floyd obviously and firmly believes in ...no press is bad press. He also understands hate makes for a great livelyhood. Whole lots mfers will cringe but they'll be tuned in to see him lose. I ain't saying I fully subcribe to all this but that is what appears to be going down. Or maybe that's my long winded spin with out just saying... What a money wasting idiot, Floyd. Lol


-Radam G :

30k for lots of press. Maybe that's how he spins what seems like wasteful with money? It ain't the super bowl of commericial spots but Floyd obviously and firmly believes in ...no press is bad press. He also understands hate makes for a great livelyhood. Whole lots mfers will cringe but they'll be tuned in to see him lose. I ain't saying I fully subcribe to all this but that is what appears to be going down. Or maybe that's my long winded spin with out just saying... What a money wasting idiot, Floyd. Lol
He is a member of those players' clubs. And gets $1,500 per gig/appearance. So he doesn't need to throw his own bucks. But he is a freak, he needs to get off, and he wants some after-the-gig booty. Those working get some after-work duty. I ain't all up in his businessman, but the boy has a sex addiction bigger than Tiger Woods were. But I ain't hating him. Those dames, damsels and dolls put me too whenever I'm loose. Hehe! Holla!


-deepwater2 :

That's not the best press.but there is worse press. I just read that article that's came out and Floyd's son explains how he saved his mom from Floyd. He calls Floyd a coward. That's rough. What daddy wants to be thought of like that? No amount of flashy gifts can change that boy's opinion either because he already got the gold Bentley golf cart before he did this interview. Floyd has had his problems with his own daddy and might fire him if he says the name Pac again. Floyd doesn't get any commercials. I just envision Floyd sitting at home with piles of money and idiots laughing at any corny joke he says. A lonely life.


-teaser :

Manny had his problems too a few years ago? he'd be the perfect person to counsel Floyd don't you think ? ?but seriously Manny won't be judging Floyd cause he seen and dealt with the temptations


-Skibbz :

Great video by Pac thanks for sharing RG.


-spit bucket :

Great video by Pac thanks for sharing RG.
Ditto that, it was really funny...