Friday, August 20, 2010

VERITAS: TOUCHDOWN – DID FEDERER REALLY MAKE THAT SHOT?


This week's perspective from Bob Reid:
OK, let’s lighten things up with the wonderful viral video that had everybody talking this week: did tennis great Roger Federer really bulls-eye a tin can off some dude’s head with a pinpoint racket shot and a tennis ball? That’s exactly what he appears to do – twice – in a clip purported to be a behind-the-scenes out-take from a commercial photo shoot for Gillette. The company was besieged with calls, seeking confirmation that there were no camera tricks or special effects used. Wisely, they weren’t talking – but everyone else was, what with the clip clocking well over 2 million views on YouTube. Even Federer himself remains coy, telling the New York Times that “You know how it is with magicians. They don’t tell how their tricks work.” Touchdown.

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