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Bad Athlete Commercials

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by cyclingwriter, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I was in Atlanta last week and several times heard a radio ad for a housing contrator done by Ron Gant, former Braves star. And in case I didn't know who he was, he read his bio as part of the ad. It was very strange, but funny at the same time. I wanted to find Gant and ask who the hell was his p.r. firm because they weren't worth anything.

    My question to SportsJournalists.com land is what are some of the worst sports whoring you have heard and/or seen?
  2. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Well, let's get the McGriff for Eumanski pitch in this thread early....

  3. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Mike Scioscia and Howie Kendrick do commercials for Howard's, a big screen TV place in SoCal.

    I don't know what's worst, the writing or the acting.

    This isn't with Kendrick, but another bad one:

  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    An all-time champ for bad ads. Humiliating in every way.

  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Here's Kendrick:

  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Penguins Hat Trick, Colby Armstrong, Maxime Talbot and Malkin in a local car dealer commercial.

  7. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    I'm sure Phil Esposito sold a boatload of product for Sasson:

  8. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Scioscia is the beat actor in those commercials ... but I wouldn't expect BYH to agree.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Pete Rose had some great bad Aqua Velva commercials, including this one:

  10. CR19

    CR19 Member

    Jonathan Papelbon and cars. Not a great mix.

    And, to make it even better, there's four commercials rolled into one!
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson has something to say about this. And that something is Ortega's sauce makes her taco pop! And if you take her word for it, her taco is the best.
    As a bonus, there's poorly-read spiels from Paul and Morgan Hamm in the same commercial.

  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Cut that meat!
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