A long-awaited moment by Cubs fans officially came to an end this week and Willie Nelson had a little part in the celebration.
Game 7 of the 2016 World Series came down to an electrifying 10th inning. The Chicago Cubs snuck past the Cleveland Indians for a final score of 8-7. That inning was the beginning of a World Series celebration for the Cubs. Right after the last out of the game, an inspirational Nike commercial aired. The commercial was perfectly titled “Someday.”
In the clip, a young ball player is shown honing his skills at a neighborhood sandlot while wearing a Cubs uniform. The sound of the bat hitting the ball is heard alongside the classic Willie Nelson song, “Funny How Time Slips Away.”
A clever caption appears at the end that reads Goodbye Someday. A perfect ending to coincide with the Cubs first World Series championship in 108 years. See the motivational video below.
“Funny How Time Slips Away” was written by Nelson and first recorded by country singer Billy Walker. This commercial was the latest Nike ad produced by Wieden + Kennedy as a part of the Make Someday Today campaign, which helped rally Chicago fans during the World Series.
On top of the Cubs celebration, Willie Nelson’s presence was also felt at the CMA Awards that same night. Actress Lily Tomlin presented longtime friend Dolly Parton with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.