ODELL BECKHAM JR. TAKES A SNOW DAY
BY MATT COHEN
Roads are closed. School is canceled. The game is on. Get out here.
That's the tagline for one of the latest Nike spots, 'Snow Day', an epic, two-minute commercial that almost makes you wish it would stay winter forever.
'Snow Day' features more than 20 of the world's most famous athletes, including Odell Beckham Jr., as they usher in the winter season in a blizzard-like backyard football game.
The captains for the two squads are Patriots' Rob Gronkowski and Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh.
"It's just like your little kids," said Beckham. "It's just fun to get out there and play in the snow, and you get to play football. Obviously I'm on Gronk's team, so Gronk's team is going to win."
Along with Beckham, Gronk and Suh, 'Snow Day' features NFL stars LeSean McCoy, Luke Kuechly, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Eric Weddle, Marcus Mariota, Le'Veon Bell and A.J. Green.
In case you're wondering what the spot is for, it's pushing Nike's Hyperwarm baselayer of workout apparel. Check out the behind-the-scenes video which features many of the athletes reminiscing about their favorite snow day memories.