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McNabb and Ovechkin co-star in Capital One commercial


Not long after posting the brand new Alex Ovechkin Capital One vikings commercial, re-posted above, I learned two fascinating things:

1) They're not vikings. They're Visigoths. Apologies to any Capital One employees and/or Ostrogoths who may have been offended.

2) That isn't the only television ad Ovechkin taped for Capital One, which has launched a campaign to raise awareness of its integration of Chevy Chase Bank. And he isn't the only athlete involved. Another of the spots -- which will be on the air by mid-September -- co-stars Donovan McNabb. Boom.

With the shared Reebok connections (and ownership group) between Ovechkin and John Wall, I figured a collaboration there was inevitable. But this one sneaked up on me, kinda like Clovis I at the Battle of Vouillé.

"They are sports icons, and Donovan's arrival into the D.C. area makes him the perfect person to illustrate the process of looking for a new local bank," a Capital One spokeswoman e-mailed me. "Ovechkin obviously knows the town, so it's the perfect buddy film."

Not to give away too many plot points here, but in addition to Ovechkin helping McNabb choose his local bank, Ovi also carries moving boxes into McNabb's new home. This has got to be a strong front-runner for "Best D.C. Sports Ad of 2010," I'd think.

The spot was filmed over the summer, and McNabb and Ovechkin reportedly got along swell. Both men will also be part of the print campaign Capital One will continue to roll out this month, with McNabb also joining the bank in community outreach ventures and Ovechkin being used in different ways.

"There's definitely some more visible things that will be coming as they move forward with the marketing plan," said David Abrutyn, who works with Ovechkin at IMG. "Keep on watching."

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 2, 2010; 1:09 PM ET
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Comments

Best D.C. Sports Ad of 2010? This sounds like a contender for D.C. Sports Ad Hall of Fame, along with the Joe Jacoby Theatervision spot.

Posted by: TheFingerman | September 2, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

But, the best have got to be the Ron Wilson ads (I think it was Ron). My favorite - the "line changes" at the row of urinals. Classic.

Posted by: TheOtherGuyInSection117 | September 2, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure Ovi has a deal with CCM, not reebok like that b!tch crysby

Posted by: hockeypunk | September 2, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

This is just another painful reminder that the Brad Wilkerson ad is not on youtube.

Posted by: doubleuefwhy | September 2, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Can you get a Caps player to comment on the Nats-Marlins brawl?

Posted by: cbm92 | September 2, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure Ovi has a deal with CCM, not reebok like that b!tch crysby

Posted by: hockeypunk | September 2, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

check your reading comprehension. stein was referring to mcnabb and wall regarding the reebok deal.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | September 2, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure Ovi has a deal with CCM, not reebok like that b!tch crysby

Posted by: hockeypunk | September 2, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

check your reading comprehension. stein was referring to mcnabb and wall regarding the reebok deal.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | September 2, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

No he's not. He's talking about Ovi and Wall with Reebok. And both Ovi and Sid do Reebok Zigtech commercials. You're right that Ovi's also with CCM though.

Posted by: RandomID | September 2, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Btw, Reebok owns CCM. Forgot to mention that.

Posted by: RandomID | September 2, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Reebok owns CCM. Ovechkin has done russian language commercials for their Reezig line, same style as the commericals Crosby and Peyton Manning have done over here.

Posted by: patmanbnl | September 2, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Reebok owns CCM. Ovechkin has done russian language commercials for their Reezig line, same style as the commericals Crosby and Peyton Manning have done over here.

Posted by: patmanbnl | September 2, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm still waiting for the GEICO insurance commercial that will bring together Mike Green and Ryan Zimmerman.

Posted by: greggwiggins | September 2, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

It's funny because Ovie looks like he could be a Visigoth.

Posted by: futbolclif | September 2, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm Crazy Ron!

Posted by: nafspac | September 2, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

You mean Chevy Chase Bank is no more? It's changed names to CapitalScumbag Bank? I weep for our future.

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | September 2, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

nice and jolly advertisement and video by the bank.

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james hawk

Football Academys

Posted by: jameshawk3 | September 3, 2010 2:31 AM | Report abuse

nice and jolly advertisement and video by the bank.

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james hawk

Football Academys

Posted by: jameshawk3 | September 3, 2010 2:31 AM | Report abuse

The all time best is Olie pouring the bottle of wine over his head. That can never be topped.

Posted by: poguesmahone | September 3, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

The all time best is Olie pouring the bottle of wine over his head. That can never be topped.

Posted by: poguesmahone | September 3, 2010 11:00 AM |

@poguesmahone

I dunno, düüde...I liked that 'Zilla spot too, but what about the one With Andrei Nikholishin and another Caps player (maybe Konowalchuk or Ulf Dahlen)? There they are, sitting in a restaurant, and every time a waitress brought anything to set on the table between them they acted like it was a faceoff--food, broken plates, condiments, & cutlery everywhere...good times.

Posted by: Rhino40 | September 3, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

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