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When hockey players and food commercials meet

Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:25 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 5:27 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

The fine folks at Sports and Food recently looked at some of the most iconic athlete food and drink commercials, including the classic McDonalds spot where Larry Bird and Michael Jordan shoot hoops for a Big Mac. When athletes appear in advertisements it's not usually pretty, and a lot of the entertainment seemingly comes from the on-camera awkardness. Still, their list needs some hockey, and because it's the dog days of the offseason, here's another look at two our favorite spots featuring hockey players.

McDonalds has re-made it's Jordan-Bird advertisement multiple times, including a hockey version with Wayne Gretzy and Mats Sundin which is featured in the video on the left.

The video on the right -- which is by far my favorite -- involves former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall selling Canada Dry Ginger Ale in what is perhaps the creepiest athlete endorsement ever.


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