VIRAL VIDEOS: Nike’s “RE2PECT” Derek Jeter Tribute

(YouTube / Jordan /  Nike)
(YouTube / Jordan / Nike)

Here’s what’s going viral now on Facebook.


Being celebrated online as one of the year’s best advertisements, this Nike Jordan commercial honors New York Yankee Derek Jeter and his last year playing ball.  “The Captain” is shown at bat, receiving a slew of hat tips from notable celebrities including Billy Crystal, Jay-Z and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.  An amusing highlight… a cameo by a few Mets players and the Mr. Met mascot showing their respect with their faces blurred-out.  The well-done spot is sure to give any baseball fan goose bumps, while enticing them to buy some expensive sneakers.

Then, there’s this:

“Don’t leave ur kids in car.”

Taking a serious turn, are you tired of the sickening news stories involving parents abandoning their kids in hot cars? Well, you’re not alone.  Terry Bartley is a father of three and he’s taking matters into his own hands with this viral video.  The clip shows Bartley sitting inside a sweltering car with the engine shut-off, drenched in sweat.  He explains it’s an experiment to recreate the conditions experienced by children left in similar circumstances, and the findings are hard to watch.  Through staggered breaths, Bartley describes the insufferably hot conditions, while pleading with parents to stop the senseless tragedies.

And, Facebook users are hitting the “like” button on:

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer.”

Who you gonna call when Hollywood’s creatively bankrupt and needs to boost summer box office sales?  A 30-year-old movie.  The classic comedy Ghostbusters is hitting the silver screen for one week only, starting on August 29th.  Fans will get to relive their favorite scenes from the cult film, with the opportunity of introducing comedic giants Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis to younger generations.  So, get ready to add some Stay Puft Marshmallows to your Labor Day weekend menu.

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