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06-07-2013, 04:34 AM
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Not to get all 'Don Draper' on you, but...

Why am I seeing Gatorade ads during the NHL Conference finals that feature:

Michael Jordan (NBA)
Lebron James (I think?) (NBA)
Serena Williams (Tennis)
Peyton Manning (NFL)
... and a grand total of 0 Hockey players?

Doesn't Sidney Crosby have a deal with Gatorade?

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He does have a deal with Gatorade Canada, and I did see his Gatorade commercial not long ago, but I'm pretty sure it was during a Canadian broadcast.

It may well have something to do with the fact that Crosby is contracted with the Canadian branch, and the US branch has not worked an agreement to include him in a long term marketing plan. Just speculating.

It seems to me that I saw some Crosby Gatorade commercials in the US in past years though, but it's a bit of a blur so I may be wrong.


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I pretty much only see hockey themed Gatorade commercials.

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Jordan, James, Manning and Williams are all MUCH bigger stars than any hockey player since Gretzky. Gatorade went all-out in that commercial. As big as Sid is in the hockey world, he doesn't belong in that ad.

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They may be bigger stars but I understand why it may be offensive to hockey fans.

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Almost every game that's on has the Crosby Gatorade commercial, but then I watch every game on TSN or CBC.

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do the people who actually buy and drink that horrible concoction of sugar water really care which professional athlete is pimping it?

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do the people who actually buy and drink that horrible concoction of sugar water really care which professional athlete is pimping it?
That depends. How hungover are they?

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I dont know, but if I see that Geico commercial with Nick Backstrom with the stick impaled in his arm one more time, someone's gonna get hurt.

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I dont know, but if I see that Geico commercial with Nick Backstrom with the stick impaled in his arm one more time, someone's gonna get hurt.
Personally, I've always wondered if Nicklas Backstrom, center for the Washington Capitals, could score 15 goals in 15 seconds.

Now I know.

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