And that is only the tip of the over-the-top-production iceberg . I'm not sure that 300 had this much going on camera-wise and that movie was insane. The most out there bit in the laundry list of bells & whistles for me is the following:
"Reggie Bush, the New Orleans Saints running back who has teamed up with Beckham in his first major endorsement deal of the summer, will be a guest during the coverage. ESPN will offer further coverage through its broadband service ESPN360 and its Soccernet.com website."
I love me some Reggie Bush but does anyone really need him giving commentary on soccer? Perhaps this is just a continuation of ESPN's new strategy of uninformed soccer punditry. Strategy or not, if showing up in an advert alongside Goldenballs is enough to get you a gig on ESPN then here's a list of people who are equally (un) qualified for the job that would make for better TV than our Reggie:
Sumo Wrestlers (Watch)
Sccoby Doo (Watch)
Rugby star Johnny Wilkinson (Watch)
A germaphobic child (Watch)
I'll go with the Huns just because they might be able to scare Rob Stone into not getting so damned excited and screaming into the microphone.