"Group of Death" be damned.
A new ESPN ad for the U.S. team in the World Cup will whip you into a patriotic frenzy of optimism -- if soccer's your sport, that is.
In the spot (watch above), fans chanting "I believe that we will win!" reach a red, white and blue crescendo. The message strives to be as American as the Fourth of July and as underdog-celebrating as the Miracle on Ice.
If intense expressions were enough for victory, goalkeeper Tim Howard, whose sweaty visage figures prominently, could win the Cup without stopping a shot.