Bryce Harper is my home boy. I’ve been a uge* fan of this kid since he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was 16 years old. During that time, I lived in Las Vegas and got the opportunity to watch the kid play while he was in high school and he was a beast. He was to Vegas what LeBron was/is to Akron. Now that Bryce is in the big leagues and is sponsored by Under Armour, he has certain obligations he must fulfill…like starring in their commercials.
A lot of people think this commercial is dumb because of the neon weight room scene, but really, who cares? It is 2 and half seconds of the commercial. People should probably focus more on the other, bigger things, going on in the spot. For instance, how many people realize that the field it was shot on was at Las Vegas High School? Ya know, just the place where he spent all of his time during his early teen years. The place where scouts came from afar to see The Chosen One. The place where he was discovered, flourished and matured. His sacred ground. I wonder if anyone even took the time to realize his big brother Bryan, also in the Nationals organization, was the one soft tossing him the ball?
I highly doubt anyone realized any of that.
With Harper being on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated and looking to build on a great rookie campaign, there is no time to get stuck on the fact that there is a Tron-like couple of seconds in his new commercial. I mean, when it comes down to it, does the commercial really matter in the grand scheme of things for Bryce Harper?
That’s a clown question, Bro.
*So big, there’s no room for the H.