Monday, March 6, 2017

Nike Takes Shot at adidas Over New NFL Combine Record

It didn't take long for Nike to send a shot at Adidas after Washington's John Ross broke the NFL Combine's 40-yard dash record on Friday. Ross, whose time of 4.22 broke Chris Johnson's old mark of 4.24, ran in Nike's new Vapor 4.2 shoe. Ahead of the Combine, Adidas launched a promotion that would reward any runner who broke the record with a private island valued up to $1 million dollars, If he did so while wearing its 2017 Adizero 5-Star 40 shoe. Ross missed out on the island, but isn't going home empty-handed. Nike confirmed that it has signed Ross to its football roster in a tweet. Furthermore, they prefaced the announcement with a subtle shot at their rival.

John Ross III on Twitter

🚀 4.22 @usnikefootball 🔥 #NFLCombine

Nike Football on Twitter

On an island all by yourself. Record. Broken. ⏱💨 Welcome to the family, @WatchJRoss