During NBC’s Sunday Night football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs, the network debuted Alex Ovechkin’s commercial promoting NBC’s 24-hour sports channel (the reanimated corpse of Versus as of January 2). Set in black and white, Ovechkin is shown lacing up his skates. Ovi says, “practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” Which is funny because… well. Yeah.

Good timing to release a new commercial, eh?

S/T to @Valtard for posting the video.

  • @viennamic

    I guess optional skates don’t make you perfect either….

  • Liz

    I saw it during the Bruins vs Red Wings game on Friday, so I think it debuted before tonight.

    Regardless, still an awesome commercial!

  • http://twitter.com/AuthorKSBrooks KS Brooks

    Really?  They couldn’t have gotten someone who scored in the double digits this year to do that commercial?  Or maybe someone with a Stanley Cup?  I think Tim Thomas would have been a better choice.  I don’t really understand how Ovi doesn’t feel weird about saying those lines.  More power to him, I guess.  

  • http://twitter.com/AuthorKSBrooks KS Brooks

    Really?  They couldn’t have gotten someone who scored in the double digits this year to do that commercial?  Or maybe someone with a Stanley Cup?  I think Tim Thomas would have been a better choice.  I don’t really understand how Ovi doesn’t feel weird about saying those lines.  More power to him, I guess.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryantpthomas Bryant Thomas

    It’s all about the money, am I right?

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