EURO 2008 footballers drink Pepsi


I don’t watch football. But I drink Pepsi.

You know that Pepsi commercial in which this guy has to wrestle with his pet cheetah for his can of Pepsi Max and his friend goes “See? That’s why I keep a hamster”?

[Bad Cheetah!]

[See? That’s why I keep a hamster!]

(Click here to watch the commercial.)

It’s such a ridiculously hilarious line that my friends can’t stop quoting it to one another at the slightest provocation.

They’ve been doing that for months now.

They’re also turning me into a Pepsi addict because every time someone says that line, I feel an urge to drink Pepsi.

[Feel thirsty?]

I used to hate diet sodas because they tasted so weird. But I think they’re getting much better now. Pepsi Max actually tastes quite like regular Pepsi so, like, I’m drinking a lot of it now.


And it’s not because of the current Pepsi promotion in which you can win instant prizes and not-so-instant but very-very-cool prizes.

I’m aiming for the 52-inch HD TV (worth $8,999 and they’re giving away four sets omg).

Failing which, the PlayStation 3 bundled with a football game (also four sets) would also be very sweet.

I know I already have a PS3 but I need a white one. White gadgets make me happy.

Just take a look at this beauty!


There are many other smaller prizes, mostly food and beverage vouchers and discounts, of which I’ve collected quite a number.

Interestingly, CabalSEA has also jumped in and offered 10 Astral Boards and 10,000 limited edition Cabal Online posters as prizes. Too bad I don’t have time to play that game. I think the avatars look pretty!

[Sexy Yuan]

Anyway, this promotion is kind of tied to the current massive Pepsi Euro campaign, which is fronted by a handful of famous footballers playing for Euro 2008.

[Pepsi Football]

Well, I’m not really a foodball fan but I know David Beckham. I suppose one would have to be comatose not to know him.

So, Pepsi has produced this very cool TV commercial which stars six hotshot footballers.

[David Beckham serves Pepsi!]


The production team went around the world and interviewed random people in the streets on what they wanted to see in a Pepsi commercial starring these footballers.

[Good looking random guy]

Then they went back, selected a whole bunch of suggestions, made the ideas reality and pieced the snippets together into one coherent commercial.

The result is very, very cool. Very.

You have to watch it (click here). Not because you’re in love with the footballers but because the commercial is very, very good.

Oh, yes, the footballers. I’m thirsty. I feel like checking ‘em out.

First, there’s Lionel Messi.

[Lionel Messi]

I suppose he’s kinda cute.

Then there’s Cesc Fabregas, whose name I can’t pronounce.

[Cesc Fabregas]

Ooh, yeah, he’s kinda cute also.

There’s Thierry Henry. His name sounds familiar to me.

[Thierry Henry]

Yeah, he’s cute, too. He looks like a jazz singer in this picture, though.

Frank Lampard! Haha. Never mind.

[Frank Lampard]

He’s not in the cute range for me, but he’s alright.

Next up is Ronaldinho. What a mouthful. How do you say his name again?


Hmm… so so. Not that cute but I like his hair.

David Beckham!

[David Beckham]

He’s cute, oh yeah, he’s cute.

Four out of six cuties! That’s nice.

I suppose cute factor is not exactly relevant since they’re footballers and not models. But cute is always nice.

They’ve got personal profiles up in this pseudo social networking site specially created for this campaign. It’s called Youniverse (cool name)!

So, anyway, if David Beckham is drinking Pepsi, I’m drinking Pepsi.

Oops. Now I sound like an impressionable teenager.

Oh, what the heck.

Playing Rock Band on that 52-inch HD TV (with David Beckham) would be reeeeeally sweet!

Gotta buy more Football series Pepsi to win that baby (the TV, not David Beckham)!