Slate's Ad Report Card: Soccer Stars in the Spotlight

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The latest television ads for Nike athletic shoes focus on international soccer — the world's most popular sport, but with relatively few fans in the United States. Slate columnist Seth Stevenson says the new commercials could win over even soccer skeptics here in America.



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