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 earlier today.
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.
Moments ago, 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.
On an island all by yourself.
Record. Broken. ⏱💨
So, things worked for Ross in the end. And now he can focus on football instead of what the hell to do with an isolated piece of land.