Thursday, September 18, 2014

Derek Jeter's "Made in New York" Gatorade ad is pretty awesome (VIDEO)

Whether you are tired of all the Derek Jeter tributes and farewells — or just sick in your stomach knowing that the Captain probably won't be playing again after the final game of the regular season — Jeter's walk in the Bronx video spot might just cure whatever ails you.

Just ahead of the future Hall-of-Famer's final playing days comes this Gatorade ad, "Made in New York." It features Jeter getting out of his chauffeured Escalade and walking the last few blocks through the neighborhood streets to Yankee Stadium.

Shot in beautiful black and white, accompanied by Frank Sinatra's "My Way," Jeter's stroll on the Bronx sidewalks is a wistful reminder of what he meant to New York City over his career and how popular he was — and still is.

In the 90-second ad, Jeter gets jaw-dropping stares, girlish shrieks and happy smiles from everyone that can't believe it's him in the flesh.

The t-shirt clad Jeter even stops by the legendary Stan's bar, where someone says they have been waiting "since '98 at least" for a visit.

"You never invited me," says Jeter without missing a beat.

You don't have to be Derek Jeter fan to enjoy this video, but you'll feel like a real New Yorker when you're done.

1 comment:

  1. Great, I just dripped tears in my Honey Nut Cereal! A Big thumbs up to Gatorade! Jeter is a class act (as far as I know). Next stop Cooperstown!! Eh!!