Yesterday's post on horrible old athlete commercials was well received, so we thought we'd bring you some more, since we obviously missed some. Here you go, more epically awful old school athlete commercials.
This commercial is so bad, that it's awesome. It's Iron Head Heyward's legendary Zest ad, passed along by reader Chuck. "But Iron Head, what's with this thingie?"
I owe the Fanhouse a lot for finding this hideous Chardon jeans ad featuring Larry Bird. This ad is so dated I think I aged 10 years just watching it. Not to mention it uses Bird's butt as a marketing tool. Yikes.
Jim Palmer did a lot of Fruit of the Loom underwear ads back in the day, and luckily we're not showing you them. Instead here's his hilarious Brylcream ad. I have no doubt that Brylcream helped him wind up on our list of athletes with illegitimate kids.
Apparently Ted Williams did bread ads back in the day. Be sure to keep your Ted Williams endorsed bread at -100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Phil Rizzuto is well known for having helped rip-off thousands of New Yorkers by shilling for The Money Store. Phil, giving someone a second mortgage at an almost 15% interest rate isn't a good deal, it's practically criminal. Also watch Phil do his Money Store pitch with Santa.
Tommy Lasorda, if you remember, did those awful Ultra SlimFast commercials. You don't want to see those ads again. But he also hawked Genesis video games.
And here's Magic Johnson playing a game of HORSE for 7-Up against some female basketball player named Ann Meyers who sort of resembles Larry Bird.
Unfortunately, the most awesome sports commercial ever, Tom Emanski's baseball instruction video (back-to-back-to-back AAU National Champions!) isn't on video. So here's a pic of The Crime Dog doing his thing from the ad.
"This is the instructional video that gets results!"