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15 Worst Athlete Commercials

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Intro

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Athletes are some of the highest profile people on the planet. This means that they have a lot of name recognition and their ability to move products is off the charts. Is this the reason I have a 160 dollar pair of neon basketball shoes? Possibly, but that's not why we are here. We are here to discuss when athletes selling products goes wrong. It ends up giving us some of the worst commercials in human history.

On this list, you are going to find some commercials that make no sense. I mean, I watched them multiple times and I have no idea how the commercial relates to the product they are trying to sell. Some commercials are not that bad but once you have seen them about 1000 times, they end up being fairly bad. Finally, some of these commercials involve athletes with horrible appearance choices. Yes, that means Michael Jordan makes an appearance.

Some commercials did not make the cut. That means there are a LOT of really bad athlete commercials. Just because you are a big name, that does not mean you have the ability to move products effectively. If you see a commercial that we should consider for a new list, let us know in the comments. We need to make sure that we alert the public to horrible selling jobs by athletes. It is an epidemic that we must stop.

And with that I think it is time to get to the list. Sit back, relax and enjoy our list of the 15 worst athlete commercials. By the end, you are either going to be in complete shock or you are going to die from laughing. Either one of those options should tell you how odd this list ended up being.

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Michael Jordan: Hanes

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The commercial itself is not awful, but just look at the facial hair on MJ. Rocking the Hitler stache is probably not a good look for anyone.

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Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain: Bud Light

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This commercial was YOLO before YOLO was a thing. I honestly have no idea what this has to do with anything, but whatever.

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Alex Ovechkin: Eastern Motors

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Kyle Terada USA TODAY SPORTS

Ovechkin should probably never sing again. I mean, this is simply painful.

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Peyton Manning: Papa John's

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Kirby Lee USA TODAY SPORTS

I've seen this commercial way too many times to count. Maybe if Manning wasn't giving away so many pizzas, Papa John could pay for employee health care.

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Clay Matthews: Fathead

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Benny Sieu USA TODAY SPORTS

This commercial is just awkward. It has some funny moments but ends up being more creepy than anything.

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Brett Favre: Wrangler

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Chuck Cook USA TODAY SPORTS

My life would have been just fine if I never found out how well Favre thinks he "fits" into these jeans.

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Derrick Rose: Adidas

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David Banks USA TODAY SPORTS

This is a commercial that suffers from overplay. It is not a bad commercial, but you eventually get sick of seeing. Holding on to his knee has been ingrained into my brain and I am not a fan.

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LeBron James: Samsung Phones

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Steve Mitchell USA TODAY SPORTS

Now this commercial beats you over the head and it is extremely annoying. Can't have a list without this one.

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Dwight Howard: Fast Don't Lie

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Mark D. Smith USA TODAY SPORTS

Dwight Howard playing the piano and attempting to swing is plenty bad enough to make this list.

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Aaron Rodgers: State Farm

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Jeff Hanisch USA TODAY SPORTS

I couldn't decide which one of these was by far the worst, so I just went with the one that started it all. Way too much State Farm in our lives.

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Pete Rose: Aqua Velva

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The woman in this is just smitten with Rose and he looks like a creeper when he talks to her. So weird.

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Magic Johnson: KFC

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So KFC can make you breathe fire, which in turn makes baskets. What?

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Shawn Johnson: Ortega

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Kyle Terada USA TODAY SPORTS

Just listen to Johnson and you will see why this is on the list.

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New York Rangers: Sasoon

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Youtube

Here is another commercial that makes no sense whatsoever. Poor hockey players.

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Tom Brady: Uggs For Men

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Steve Mitchell USA TODAY SPORTS

Football players should not be advertising for Uggs. This is just bad. Respect yourself, Tom.

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