Because they can, mega-rich athletes also endorse and endless stream of products, from shoes and apparel to insurance, food, energy drinks and credit cards. For the most part, the pitches are tastefully done and non-intrusive. Some athletes are even engaging and funny. Who knew?! However, because they are mega rich, and have agents, judgement gets cloudy and all of a sudden an all-star athlete becomes the punch line to a product pitch joke. Joe Namath, who never met an endorsement he didn’t like, pretty much started the whole celebrity/athlete pitches-gone-horribly-wrong genre. Only a Dandy like Namath could even envision himself talking up the virtues of Hanes Beautymist panty hose. Seriously. And let’s not forget long retired Yankees’ great Joe DiMaggio. The Yankee Clipper infamously grandstanded for Mr. Coffee in a series of really bad commercials in the 70s, putting a blemish on his Hall of Fame career.
Hulk Hogan is no stranger to being a sell-out. The most well-known professional wrestler of all time has certainly made millions over the years, both in the ring and outside of it. Of course, most of that money is now his ex-wife’s. There was “Pasta-mania”, the Hulk Hogan Thunder Maker (whatever that is), a not-as-famous-as-Foreman kitchen grill, plus a slew of TV shows and hosting gigs, including the immediately failed remake of American Gladiators. But topping the list is this commercial for Japanese company Hitachi. More known these days for televisions and stereos, it would appear Hitachi had the Hulkster hawking an air conditioner. By singing off key. About the days of the week. Who knows? Japan is a crazy place.
Long after the spotlight of an arena full of fans has faded, retired athletes move on to all kinds of other careers and journeys in life.
While Miami Heat small forward Lebron James has established himself as the game’s best player the past five or so years, the question that has been posed by many is, “who can challenge or dethrone him?” King James poses many
We’ve all seen their smiling faces, lit up by the white hot spotlight of a press conference, shaking hands with an owner/GM as they agree to the “big contract.
If every NBA General Manger had a crystal ball, bad contracts would not exist. No one would be overpaid. Fans wouldn’t have to watch a player collect a large paycheck by sitting on the bench every night.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Spain’s Rafael Nadal have spun together one of the most compelling rivalries in the history of sports. Certain matches between the two have aided in shaping this rivalry and sparking all the questions that are still being asked today. Here are the 11 best moments in the sometimes-friendly-sometimes-not rivalry between two of the game’s greatest players.
Let’s make this clear, the #1 most fascinating aspect of NCAA March Madness is the upsets. We count down ten of the best and most shocking upsets from the history of the tournament.
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The silly season is nearly upon the NHL. The March 2nd trade deadline is but five days away and over-analyzed movement has already begun.
The winter sweeps are over and many a major league baseball team re-tooled, either to improve their lot in life, or make the playoffs. But, there were teams asleep at the switch and their season’s might derail because of inactivity, or wrong activity in the free agent and trade markets.
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The MLB off-season is just about over and through trades and free agency, some teams got measurably better. Maybe not world championship better, but certainly miles ahead of 2014.
Check out our ten favourite memes that the internet came up with during (and after) this year’s edition of the Super Bowl. Katy Perry. Halftime sharks. Richard Sherman. Deflategate. No one was safe.
As the fight for Champions League supremacy rages on in Europe, teams are more willing to splurge for bigger names and better players than ever before. Foreign owners with deep pockets have contributed to driving prices up, up, and up some more. Here are the most pricey player purchases of all time.
Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us, thank goodness. The media circus gives way to an actual football game, where many different scenarios could play out. We have five things to look for come game day.
Wardrobe malfunctions. Amazing comebacks. Stadium-wide blackouts. Sometimes things happen in the Super Bowl that no one could have predicted. This year we try to get ahead of the craziness and make a few ridiculous predictions of our own.
Commercials are as much a part of the Super Bowl as suds and chicken wings. And, in some cases, more interesting than the game. The all-time funny ones are classic and here for viewing enjoyment, again.
As Beast Mode prepares to play in his second straight Super Bowl, we took a look back at the most memorable moments of his career. Everything from amazing plays and huge fines to crotch grabbing and non-interviews make the list.
No one likes to be on the receiving end of a lopsided score, especially at a Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl has given us five decades of unforgettable moments. From amazing plays to horrible blunders, check out our picks for the nine best moments in Super Bowl history.