Sports and Film

By now you've seen the Nike Combat ad with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stomping the competition. You may also know that director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) was responsible for the Nike spot. But I doubt you've heard what Peterson feels about teaming up with Fincher.

Here's what Adrian Peterson had to say about working with Fincher on the Dan Patrick Show,

"You could tell he was a perfectionist," Peterson said. "He wanted everything to be right, I guess when you make movies like that, then you can understand and see why. I kinda looked at is as far as the way I approach game day the way I go out there and make sure everything is perfect and not make any mistakes. That's how those guys are."

Peterson also said he tried not to take Fincher's persistence on multiple takes as personal. He said he knows that's why he is good. Fincher also directed a spot with safety Troy Polamalu and LaDainian Tomlinson a year ago.

The Wall Street Journal blog.

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