The premise of this new Nike commercial that “No Cup Is Safe” is a fantastic idea.  There is a bit of a Bird vs. Jordan feel to it.

The Nike Golf team officially welcomed the #1 golfer in the world to its lineup on Monday.  Rory McIroy sits atop the world golf rankings.  Tiger Woods currently is ranked #2 in the world.  Not a bad pair to be featured in a commercial for Nike golf, right?

The two are featured in an ad entitled, “No Cup Is Safe.”  Tiger and Rory are seen during the spot making a number of shots in a variety of “cups.”  My favorite part is the wedding scene where multiple golf balls land in wedding glasses.  Good stuff.  This spot has a bit of the epic 1993 Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan McDonald’s commercial (below).  Do you see the similarity too?

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.