This commercial for Guitar Hero featuring Michael Phelps, Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant and Tony Hawk is only 2-3 months old, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it never airs again. Phelps has been burned at the stake for smoking weed, and A-Rod just got busted for taking steroids, so something tells me Activision is just a LITTLE pissed right now considering all the money they most likely paid to get this commercial made.
All I have to say is WOW. I caught this video for Guitar Hero: World Tour on Kotaku and had to share.
Never has 2 and a half pounds of bling looked less gangsta.
A fitting end to a historic Olympic run by Phelps. His final medal race didn’t end with drama, but with all the memories hes given us throughout the games….. he’s earned a easy race.
The first video below is the race, and the second video is an interview with Bob Costas afterwards.
I’ve watched the Beijing Olympics religiously since it started (despite NBC disrespecting west coast visitors), and it seems like every time someone jumps in the pool they’re setting some type of record. Was it like this in my parents generation too? Are today’s athletes THAT much better than they used to be? The straw that broke the camels back was the Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay on Sunday night, they absolutely demolished the previous record by FOUR seconds.
This article on Sports Illustrated provided an interesting tidbit about swimming events:
There are 32 events on the Olympic program, and in 26 of them, world records have been broken since the conclusion of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Kinda saps the luster out of the moment doesn’t it?