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Discussion: Can't do it

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2016-08-10

Aug 12, 2016 2:10 AM # 
A commercial I like with a related theme:

It may not have worked, as I don't recall ever buying Nike apparel because of the commercial.
Aug 15, 2016 6:27 PM # 
I mean, I like the message. Failure is the greatest teacher. But Nike is still relatively evil.
Aug 15, 2016 8:33 PM # 
Imagine a Simone Niggli or Thierry Gueorgiou commercial for Noname.

"I've missed more than 500 controls in my career. I've lost forty World Cup races. Eight times, I have run anchor leg for my country's relay team, and failed to win. I have mispunched in the world championships five times. And that is why I succeed."
Aug 16, 2016 4:36 AM # 
I smiled a lot when I saw this. You definitely would be great on the board.
Aug 16, 2016 10:40 AM # 
I often find that being told I can't do something absolutely guarantees that I will do it. Don't let vocal negativity (often from a minority, and sometimes passing) squash your enduring passion. Let me know if you ever need to be reminded of that!
Aug 19, 2016 11:40 AM # 
I imagine you've got better things to do this week than think about anything relevant to this thread, but I'm happy to talk if you want to find out more about how things work in our part of the world - while there are some obvious differences between the sporting environment in the US and Australia (like potential sources of funding), I think there are some strong parallels too, which are especially relevant to things like strengthening domestic competition. Will be at WOC from Thursday onwards.

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