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Bizarre Athlete Endorsements

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I use these (and more) when discussing the pop culture of the '20s & '30s in class. 

 

It might be a fun idea for a thread.

 

 

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3 hours ago, charger77 said:

 

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I don't think this ones that bizarre. It was a different era and baseball players have become somewhat infamous as tobacco chewers

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Tony Siragusa for Depends had always struck me a weird one.

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Floyd Mayweather and  Luis Suarez have recently endorsed crypto-currencies. 

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And of course, Joe Namath endorsed panty hose in 1974.

 

And Wilt Chamberlain endorsed a children's laxative with his Mom.

 

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1 hour ago, Chromatic said:

I don't think this ones that bizarre. It was a different era and baseball players have become somewhat infamous as tobacco chewers

 

Odd based on 2017 standards.

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Most Cleveland natives 30+ remember Julian Tavarez shilling for BW-3. Alas, I’ve never seen the commercial online. “It’s not HOOlian, it’s JEWlian.”

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1 minute ago, charger77 said:

 

Odd based on 2017 standards.

Fred Flintstone was selling cigarettes too. That's even stranger. 

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2 hours ago, ZipperClub said:

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Most Cleveland natives 30+ remember Julian Tavarez shilling for BW-3. Alas, I’ve never seen the commercial online. “It’s not HOOlian, it’s JEWlian.”

The main thing I remember Julian Tavarez for is throwing every pitch around 110 MPH in Triple Play 98. Danny Darwin had a 110-MPH curve and John Wasdin a 110-MPH change, but with Julian it was every pitch he threw.

 

As far as hair transplants go, there have been plenty of athletes endorsing those lately. Most football: Urlacher, Welker, Sebastian Vollmer, Ninkovitch (sp.?), Chris Gronk...also hasn't Walt Frazier been doing TV commercials for years for Bosley or Hair Club or one of those companies?

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11 hours ago, ElwoodCuse said:

Clyde and Keith Hernandez did Just For Men home hair dye

And they're also clients.

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Jake Butt endorsed by Charmin

 

 

Taco Charlton endorsed by Taco Bueno

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, ElwoodCuse said:

Clyde and Keith Hernandez did Just For Men home hair dye

That's what it was! Thanks. 

 

But, yeah, lot of retired football players getting hair transplants these days, it seems.

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7 hours ago, GFB said:

 

Jake Butt endorsed by Charmin

 

 

Taco Charlton endorsed by Taco Bueno

 

 

 

Other way around.

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1 hour ago, mjd77 said:

I can't be the only one that thinks Urlacher actually looks better bald.

He does. If he is going to have hair he needs a lower hairline. It's impossible to tell just how much hair loss he had before the transplant, because he always kept his head shaven so cleanly. Perhaps they used up all that was available just to give him what you see in the pic...

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