There are a pair of viral videos featuring Max Talbot circling the intertubes. Last week, one reader (I forget who) sent me one: a video of Talbot seemingly doing a one-finger pushup. The other is Talbot shooting a hockey puck out of the air with a bow and arrow.
I was somewhat skeptical (because of their ridiculousness), and unsure how old they were. So I forgot about them. But over the past few days, I’ve seen more links to the videos on Twitter, and they were picked up by CSN under the headline: Watch Max Talbot Shoot a Puck Out of Midair with a Bow and Arrow.
I guess the Evan Longoria Snags Foul Ball With Bare Hand headline was already taken.
Talbot did not such thing.
As has been pointed out by many online commenters, Original-Gamer.com, CBS Sports, and The Philly Post, the videos are apparently part of an odd guerrilla marketing campaign for Assassin’s Creed III.
And the original video that features Talbot (wearing the same hooded sweatshirt as in the video above) doing one-finger pushups in front of, conveniently enough, an Assassins Creed banner.
In the first video, Talbot is seen in a training session (complete with a black hoodie, hood up) in front of an American flag with the Assassin’s Creed logo in it. In the second video, Talbot offers his best Hawkeye impression and shoots a hockey puck out of mid air with a bow and arrow. Again, hoodie, quiver and bow and arrow.
Here’s the thing, though: No one seems to know why Max Talbot, of all people, is doing viral promos for a video game. If you have any insight or theories, I’m all ears, because, as you can probably tell, today seems like it’s going to be a slow news day.
You can watch the videos after the jump.