By now you've probably already heard the big news that Tom Brady is the new "face" of UGG boots. Yes, the same UGG boots that are the butt-end of jokes about pudgy state school sorostitutes will be endorsed by a three-time Super Bowl Champion in Fall 2011. In a press release, he even admitted, "I have worn and loved the UGG brand for a long time. This collaboration gives me an opportunity to work with a leading global brand with a great history and a true vision for the future of its men's collection" [emphasis added]. Just pump the brakes right there because, if you're not already laughing, you really should be. Here's a mental image: Tom Brady preparing the Patriots for their biggest game of the season against Jets on Monday night by showing up to practice rocking UGGs. Yesterday, while we were staring at the latest photos of Gisele's tits and ass (link NSFW), it occurred to us how much power this dime's p*ssy has over Tom Brady: Already this season she's been blamed for his Bieber-esque flow. Now she wants him to bring home more bacon by trying to convince American men to buy the biggest atrocity to footwear since Crocs.
But this is nothing new. Brady isn't the first accomplished professional athlete to endorse something completely ridiculous. It's a universal truth that people will do some crazy things to make money. In fact, here are 10 more embarrassing athlete endorsements, from Honda Scooters to pantyhose.
Scottie Pippen for Mr. Submarine
Yup, we posted this video back in August when Scottie Pippen was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Despite the awkwardness of a lanky, 6'8" small forward standing next to a gigantic sandwhich, how awesome is Pippen's "Ladies, Let’s Have a Party" pick-up line. Gentleman, take #33's advice and use that line this weekend.
Jim McMahon for Honda Scooters
There was nothing “Outrageousness!” about Jim McMahon leading 1985 Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl. Although we'd like to imagine the former Bears QB as a Harley owner who wouldn't be caught dead riding a Vespa down Michigain Avenue, this 1986 pitch for a crappy Honda scooter is downright embarassing.
Jimmy Johnson for Extenz
Nothing like Coach Jimmy talking about ways to make his Johnson bigger.
Akinori Otsuka for Corky's Pest Control
Corky's Pest Control is located in San Deigo, where Japanese relief pitcher Akinori Otsuka formerly played set-up man before being traded to the Texas Rangers. We're a little baffled by his commericial value as a spokesperson for an exterminator company.
Joe Montana for Skechers Shape-Ups
Joe Montana is the proud owner of a winery and four Super Bowl rings, yet here he is as a spokesperson for the most ridiculous footwear product not named UGGs.