Mo’ne Davis wins game one of World Series

You don’t see a lot of 60-second ads on TV anymore unless it’s really good.

This ad, which debuted last night during game one of the World Series and was directed by Spike Lee, is really good.

Perhaps you had the same question I had after watching it. Assuming Mo’ne Davis got paid, does this somehow mess up her chance to be eligible to play college sports, what with the NCAA’s ridiculous restrictions on athletes making money?


Says ESPNw…

“Mo’ne Davis may be paid for appearing in the Chevy commercial without impacting her NCAA eligibility,” NCAA spokeswoman Emily James said in a statement.

In January, the NCAA Division I membership provided more flexibility on eligibility standards.

“The NCAA staff’s decision was made within this process and based on a combination of considerations,” James said in the statement. “This waiver narrowly extends the rules — which allow Davis to accept the payment and still be eligible in any other sport — to include baseball.

The NCAA staff also considered the historically limited opportunities for women to participate in professional baseball. In addition, Davis is much younger than when the vast majority of the prospect rules apply.

While this situation is unusual, the flexible approach utilized in this decision is not.”