Welcome to PatsFans.com

OK, is this for real?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Dartanyan, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Dartanyan

    Dartanyan Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    On the NFL Network there's an ad in which Arizona's Neil Rackers kicks four balls aiming two each at the left and right uprights, hitting them each time. It looks like he's about 60 yards away, but the camera angle might be deceptive. Is he really hitting them, or is the ad a joke? There's another ad in which a blindfolded wide receiver (forget who it is) is catching passes from a jugs machine, one for which he bends over backwards. It's obvious that he can see through the blindfold, but it is pretty funny. Anyone else see these ads?
  2. SamBam39

    SamBam39 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    The receiver was Braylon Edwards. Pretty funny. Don't know how they pulled off either trick, but obvioulsy there's a method they used.
  3. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    12,369
    Likes Received:
    29
    Ratings:
    +52 / 1 / -4

    It's pretty easy to do if you get to try it 100 times but they only tape the times you are successful. :p Call me a skeptic.
  4. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    17,024
    Likes Received:
    544
    Ratings:
    +1,387 / 16 / -18

    OK...you're a skeptic
  5. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    2,858
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    #50 Jersey

    I have seen the Rackers thing, and it looked like a continuous shoot, all 4 kicks in succession, without any splicing, pretty cool.

    Reminds me of the Tiger Woods ad, where he was bouncing a golf ball on the face of an iron, launched the golf ball above his head and as it fell back to earth, drove it with the same iron, really cool hand eye coordination.
  6. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    17,024
    Likes Received:
    544
    Ratings:
    +1,387 / 16 / -18

    Hand =eye?

    Willie Mosconi, bro

    best ever
  7. p8ryts

    p8ryts Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,197
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    Smoke and Mirrors
  8. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0


    Ah, on the contrary! That's an outdated method of deception. Now it is Computer and Graphics.

    ;)
  9. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    298
    Ratings:
    +827 / 5 / -14

    #61 Jersey

    You'll notice that the camera zooms in on the right upright on his fourth kick, and the ball clearly hits it. On the previous three you just hear a "clang." So it might be trickery. BUT, it does appear to be a continuous shoot, and he DOES hit the upright on the fourth kick. Trying to hit the upright even once and succeeding from what seems like a significant distance is pretty remarkable if you ask me.
  10. bakes781

    bakes781 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,913
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    it's BS! Every time he steps back he goes out of camera view. So it could easily been spliced.
  11. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,007
    Likes Received:
    31
    Ratings:
    +50 / 0 / -1

    FWIW, I saw Rackers interviewed about the shoot, and he says it's real. He says he does it all the time for practice, and when he told the commercial guys he could do it, they said go for it, or something to that effect. Who knows, though, with the ability to cut and splice.
  12. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    6,123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I haven't seen the commercial but if they wanted to fake such a thing, the easiest way would be to just have Rackers go through the motions and put a computer generated football in afterwards. That's what they did with the Powerade commercials where LeBron hit like 5 consecutive jump shots (yes, jump shots) from 200 feet away.
  13. Keegs

    Keegs Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0 / -0

    I was the NFL network constantly, i can't believe i haven't seen the Braylon Edwards one.

    There is a Quarterback one though with Simms...... But it is not anywhere near as ridiculous as the Rackers one.
  14. shakadave

    shakadave Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Messages:
    2,232
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I haven't even seen the commercial and I can answer the question. They used special effects.
  15. PlattsFan

    PlattsFan Rookie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    This sounds like an ad Nike did with Ronaldinho, where he juggled the ball off the touch line out to the top of the box, hit a screaming shot off of the crossbar that bounced right back to himself, he kept juggling, then did it another 2 or 3 times. Absolutely impossible, but damn cool.

    The ball's probably computer-generated, as stated above. Frankly, any portion of the shot could be computer-generated, even Rackers, if they wanted to spend enough time doing it. He could be kicking the ball against a blue wall ...
  16. Infinsible

    Infinsible Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    No it's not real. If it were Mare I'd believe it.
  17. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    13,261
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    So you're saying the worse kicker could do it?
  18. Patriotic Fervor

    Patriotic Fervor Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Yes! And if you're any good at it, Reuters and the NY Times might be interested in you!
  19. kptmorgan04

    kptmorgan04 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    wow, I am dating myself and am only 25, but does no one here remember the Larry Bird vs Jordan commercials... "nothing but net" dont even remember what it was for, maybe mcdonalds or something.
    Its all computer graphics etc

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>