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pr_capone
11-11-2010, 11:06 PM
Was watching 30 Rock and a commercial came on with Michelle Wie endorsing a Kia Soul.

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I started thinking of other questionable products endorsed by sports celebrities. A search led me to a few gems.

Jim McMahon: Honda Scooters
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Jimmy Johnson Extenze Commercial - Extenze Male Enhancement
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Poor Jimmy. I'll never again see him in the same light. lol

Anyhow...

Does an athlete's endorsement of a product make any difference to you at all as a consumer? If it does, does it matter if the product they are endorsing is related to their area of expertise?

It apparently makes a difference to someone because companies seem to keep tripping over themselves to get some random athlete to pitch their product... even if it is completely unrelated to what they are famous for.

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Baconeater
11-11-2010, 11:09 PM
I was always amused by Tiger Woods pitching Buicks...like he would ever roll in one of those.

Zaiko
11-11-2010, 11:22 PM
I remember when Eli was flat sucking ass, and the Citizen Eco Drive watch would always say "UNSTOPPABLE, ELI MANNING IS".. Made me just about lol every time, but of course this was before he flipped the magic switch and became good.

pr_capone
11-11-2010, 11:26 PM
I was always amused by Tiger Woods pitching Buicks...like he would ever roll in one of those.

We know he rolls a Caddy. :)