Joe Montana for Skechers Shape-Ups, Jimmy Johnson for ExtenZe penis pills — they are the current examples of embarrassing athlete commercials.
But do they even crack the list of the 20 most hilariously awful athlete ads of all-time?
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#1 — Pete Rose's SUPERCHARG'R Energy Bar
Don't have the necessary energy to call in a bet on the baseball team you're managing? You know what you need? Carob! In the late 70s and early 80s Charlie Hustle endorsed the SUPERCHARG'R Energy Bar, a snack that was so cram-packed with energy that it didn't even have time for all of its vowels.
Of course, since we're talking about Rose, there was a bit of sleazy misdirection at play. The bar's wrapper touted the carob-coated treat as "nature's answer to candy,- but it also listed the snack's ingredients. First on the list? That most natural of ingredients: high fructose corn syrup. Candy historians have speculated that the bar finally died off after a disastrous "Send in 10 Wrappers, Get a Free Pete Rose Haircut- promotion.
As part of Rose's continuing commitment to serving children healthy snacks, he also endorsed Kool-Aid:

Joe Montana for Skechers Shape-Ups, Jimmy Johnson for ExtenZe penis pills — they are the current examples of embarrassing athlete commercials. But do they even crack the list of the 20 most hilariously awful athlete ads of all-time?

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#1 — Pete Rose's SUPERCHARG'R Energy Bar

Don't have the necessary energy to call in a bet on the baseball team you're managing? You know what you need? Carob! In the late 70s and early 80s Charlie Hustle endorsed the SUPERCHARG'R Energy Bar, a snack that was so cram-packed with energy that it didn't even have time for all of its vowels.

Of course, since we're talking about Rose, there was a bit of sleazy misdirection at play. The bar's wrapper touted the carob-coated treat as "nature's answer to candy,- but it also listed the snack's ingredients. First on the list? That most natural of ingredients: high fructose corn syrup. Candy historians have speculated that the bar finally died off after a disastrous "Send in 10 Wrappers, Get a Free Pete Rose Haircut- promotion.

As part of Rose's continuing commitment to serving children healthy snacks, he also endorsed Kool-Aid: