The 2014 FIFA World Cup is only two months away and ESPN is stepping up their promo game for the world's most watched sporting event. This 2 1/2 minute commercial featuring ESPN soccer announcer Ian Darke is definitely worth a watch.


The ad features Darke calling the play-by-play on a couple's first date and is complete with all of the bumbles and efforts of a nervous guy trying to pull off the impossible.


I love it. I'm sure the TV version will be chopped down to 30 seconds and not have the charm and awkwardness of this extended version...but that's what we're here for.

Well done.