Tuesday Throwback: Let’s Remember The Time Michael Jordan Sported A Hitler Mustache In This Hanes Commercial

Michael Jordan is the kind of person who can pretty much do whatever without being seriously questioned, because he’s Michael Jordan. But like, was he not aware that he had a Hitler mustache? That’s hard to believe. This 2010 Hanes ad is also amusing because of the Jeff Foxworthy-looking doofus who has a “bacon neck.” Of course, Charles Barkley had something to say about the whole situation. And here’s a funny video about it.

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Tuesday Throwback: Heroes From Upper Deck

Wow. Love it. Nostalgia overload. I randomly thought of this as I was considering what to write today, searched “Upper Deck commercial” on YouTube, and it was the first result. I guess it came out in the mid-90s, when I was 9 or 10. Great copy too, which really captures the notion of sports heroes for young people.

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Nike: Tiger Woods And Rory McIlroy Go Shot For Shot…In Golf, Of Course

This new Nike spot with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy (Nike’s new $200 million man) is very reminiscent of a Super Bowl commercial from 20 years ago featuring Michael Jordan and Larry Bird playing an elaborate game of H-O-R-S-E. And it’s also just as entertaining and fun to watch, even if Tiger and Rory were filmed separately. Love it. Tiger and Rory could have used these skills in Abu Dhabi this week too.

Hanes: Wear ComfortBlend, Not Kittens

A hat tip to Adweek for this new Hanes spot created by The Martin Agency. I am currently wearing a Hanes ComfortBlend white t-shirt, and it’s quite comfortable and soft (tagless, too). It’s not as soft as wearing a kitten shirt though. But would you really want to wear kittens? While adorable, it sounds quite hot and scratchy. Michael Jordan sure hangs out with schlubs, too.

Hanes Goes Tagless, Michael Jordan Approves

Tags are annoying. So are these commercials. But I’m just glad Michael Jordan got rid of the Hitler mustache.

ESPN: Michael Jordan Is An Average White Guy

Sharing a name with a famous person seems like a drag. I’m not talking about naming your child after a celebrity…that’s just poor parenting. But sometimes people will have a certain name, and then another person with that name comes to fame. I saw a feature on ESPN a few months ago about average dudes around New England who happened to be named Tom Brady. I have a few experiences with that. I am Josh Weinstein. This Josh Weinstein (who also has a certain resemblance to me) used to be a writer/producer for The Simpsons. Of course, that just led to some good-natured jokes in elementary school about how they liked my episode last night. Then in college, I found out about this fictional Josh Weinstein from Entourage, who was a “pen-stealing fuckface”, and derisively called Josh Weinfuck. That was pretty funny too. But what if your name was Michael Jordan and you turned out to be a bland, probably not athletically gifted, white guy? ESPN and Wieden+Kennedy New York tell us the story. And here’s the scoop from AdFreak.

Super Bowl Retrospecticus: Michael Jordan And Larry Bird Play H-O-R-S-E For McDonald’s

The original Dream Team is likely the greatest team that will ever play in any sport. Two of the biggest stars of that team, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird, also teamed up for one of the most popular commercials in Super Bowl history. It involves Larry challenging Michael to a rather extreme game of H-O-R-S-E for his Big Mac lunch.

McDonald’s did a remake for Super Bowl XLIV, featuring LeBron James and Dwight Howard. But it just wasn’t as good. And I’m fairly certain both of them know who Larry Bird is.

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