A YouTube user has done an incredible job in taking a Kevin Durant Gatorade commercial and remixing it to feature Carlos Delfino putting KD on a poster as he did in Game 4.
Suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton says he will continue to coach during he’s year long suspension instead of taking a job as a football analyst.
Payton said he plans to spend more time with his family while he is away from the job and that includes coaching his 12 year old son Connor and his Dallas based team.
Payton said the support he has received from fans is “humbling.” Payton could take a television job but would not be allowed in NFL stadiums during the season.
“We’ve got the greatest fans in this sport,” Payton said. “There’s a close relationship that I … don’t take for granted.”
“I look forward to cutting the oranges, hauling the Gatorade and watching my son play every game — and being a part of calling plays for his offense and doing some things like that that really get me excited and I know get him excited.”
In a recent interview with SLAM, former Los Angeles Clippers center Keith Closs opened up about his short-lived NBA career and how alcohol derailed his time in the league.
“I was drinking in the NBA,” Closs told the magazine. “I was drinking on the bench, too. That wasn’t Gatorade in my water bottle; it was whatever I’d brought with me from the liquor store on the way to the arena. I had grown very resentful of the fact that I wasn’t playing…I felt like I was wasting away.”
Closs was a backup center for the Clippers from 1997-2000, standing 7-3, weighing 212 pounds also admits to smoking marijuana while still in uniform during games at halftime outside Staples Center. After a league-imposed stint in rehab after receiving two DUIs during the lockout from 1998-99, he still didn’t see himself as having a problem.
“I was out there dunking on dudes smelling like three bars, then they’d take me out and I would refresh my water bottle,” Closs said. “Nobody disrespected the game of basketball like I did at that time. That’s something I have to live with.”
Unfortunately Closs is also remembered for being beaten up by a mob that was caught all on cell phones that inevitably went viral. Since his time in the NBA Closs has bounced around from a few NBA Developmental teams. He currently plays for the Santa Barbara Breakers of the West Coast Professional Basketball League and has been sober for more than four years.
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, the former walk-on at Notre Dame who inspired the movie Rudy, has agreed to pay $382,000 to settle charges he defrauded investors in his now defunct sports drink company, according to Bloomberg.
Ruettiger and others touted fake taste tests and sales to pump up $11 million in illicit profits for his “Rudy Nutrition” company, according to an SEC complaint filed at a U.S. court in Las Vegas.
The 62-year old Ruettiger has worked as a motivational speaker after his inspiring true story of making the Fighting Irish football team in the 1970′s was turned into the 1993 flick Rudy with actor Sean Astin in the title role.
The company sent promotional press releases falsely claiming that Rudy Nutrition outsold sports-drink Gatorade by 2 to 1 in the Southwest and outperformed Gatorade and Powerade in several blind taste tests, according to the complaint. At the same time, the promoters traded Rudy Nutrition stock to inflate the price of unregistered shares they were selling to investors, the SEC said.
Rudy Nutrition used the slogan “Dream Big! Never Quit!” to market the drink, an apparent reference to the film that tells Ruettiger’s story of overcoming obstacles to fulfill his dream of playing football for Notre Dame, the SEC said.
“Investors were lured into the scheme by Mr. Ruettiger’s well-known, feel-good story but found themselves in a situation that did not have a happy ending,” Scott Friestad, an associate director in the SEC’s enforcement division, said in a statement. “The tall tales in this elaborate scheme included phony taste tests and other false information that was used to convince investors they were investing in something special.”
The scheme c0llapsed when the SEC halted trading in Rudy Nutrition in 2008.
With the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos tied with 1:34 remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter, Chargers kicker Nick Novak made certain that he was on the sideline despite appearing to have a very strong urge to find a bathroom. CBS cameras caught Novak appearing to pee in a cup by a Gatorade jug.
To add insult to embarrassment, Novak eventually missed a 53-yarder with 2:36 left in overtime, leaving the door open Tim Tebow and the Broncos to win on a game-winning field goal.
Tiger Woods has his first major endorsement since his downfall two years ago, announcing a deal with Rolex. Woods had lost five major endorsements in the two years since he was exposed for serial adultery and eventually divorced. He previously had a watch deal with Tag Heuer, which dropped him two months ago.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although it is believed to be longer than five years. This is a return to Rolex of sorts for Woods. He had an endorsement deal with Tudor, a Rolex brand, when he first turned pro.
Woods had lost endorsement deals with AT&T, Accenture, Tag Heuer, Gatorade and Gillette since his downfall.
Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer has ended its sponsorship deal with the struggling golfer Tiger Woods. The count of corporate sponsors that are no longer associating with Woods since the 2009 Thanksgiving car accident that ignited a firestorm of controversy is now up to six. The list includes Gillette, Gatorade, Accenture, AT&T and Golf Digest.
Tag Heur’s decision should not come as a surprise though as the Swiss company had begun to downscale its collaborations with Woods and the use of his image in U.S. advertising campaigns.
After being named the 2011 MLB All-Star Game MVP Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder took to the podium to answer questions from the media about the accomplishment. In the process Fielder took a swig from a Gatorade bottle which happened to be their line of Protein Recover drink and was grossed out by it.
FunnyorDie.com makes an appearance every now and then on this site and today happens to be one with this spin on the old Michael Jordan ‘Be Like Mike’ Gatorade ads but ‘Be Like Dirk’ Nowitzki. Sure this will never take hold of today’s youth like the ‘Be Like Mike’ ads but it’s funnyordie.
Boston Celtics Paul Pierce must be a Powerade guy because after sitting before the press he had a Gatorade sitting in front of him and gave it the gas face once he tasted it.
Golf Digest, with a circulation of 1.65 million, announced Thursday the end of a relationship with golfer Tiger Woods, one that began at the 1997 Masters. He made his debut in the magazine in June that year and the endorsement had been his second longest behind Nike.
“We appreciate the insights Tiger has provided to our readers,” Jerry Tarde, chairman and editor-in-chief of the publication, said in a statement.
Golf Digest never disclosed terms of the deal, although it was believed to be among the smallest financially for Woods – no more than $2 million a year. The announcement comes two weeks after Gillette said it would not renew its contract, which expired at the end of 2010. That brings to five the number of endorsements Woods has lost since he was caught in extramarital affairs. The other three are Accenture, AT&T and Gatorade.
We come to expect the Gatorade baths at the end of every so called big game now in football and usually the head coach or a going away coordinator are the unlucky/lucky ones to receiver the sticky showers. However after the Atlanta Falcons clinched their division on Sunday the players didn’t celebrate with the traditional Gatorade target as they went ahead and spalshed owner Arthur Blank instead of head coach Mike Smith.
I can say I’ve never seen that one before where the roles happened to be reversed as head coach dumps the Gatorade on top of player. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and his assistant pulled a Gatorade bath somewhat reminiscent of Dick Saban’s national championship bath and slammed it straight into Jason Taylor’s dome, who was returning to Miami to play his former team the Dolphins.
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade went undercover to sell Gatorade at a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in the Chicago area. Guess most of the customers weren’t NBA fans because they seemed to be pretty clueless.
“Oh man my arm tired”, yeah I know I saw you in a wheelchair for it.
A big thanks to @BogartBurgh, one of our Twitter followers, for this heads up that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is pushing the product Pickle Juice Sport. Apparently Pickle Juice Sport has 15 times more electrolytes than Gatorade, that is you want to drink frogs piss. The makers of this so-called sports drink know that it does and once that you sip on it you’ll more than likely will be spitting it out and have reached out to Witten to help push it onto you the consumer.
Sorry Witten even you can’t get me to go to my local H-E-B and grab some frogs piss after a hard days workout of walking towards the elevator at the station.
Florida Atlantic University Owls baseball team found a new way to celebrate a conference championship. Sure they did the usual Gatorade shower and shaving cream in the face but since its Florida they also took to the pools after claiming their first Sun Belt Conference title in baseball.
Even the Owls head coach John McCormack took to the diving boards.
First Lil Wayne got his shot with the whole “G” campaign and now Gatorade has turned to the multi talented Mississippi beat maker for this catchy tune. On a scale of 1 to 10 this is a 22.
The NFL and the University of Connecticut have partnered with Kelci Stringer, the widow of Minnesota Vikings tackle Korey Stringer who died from heat stroke nine years ago, to open the Korey Stringer Institute at UConn’s Neag School of Education. The creation of the institute will be announced Friday at the NFL Draft and
“There’s constant research that comes out each day and we want to continue to put out that information and be a resource for every athlete in any sport at any level. I would hope in the short term we can help eradicate these types of heat-related deaths,” said Kelci Stringer.
Stringer died of complications due to heat stroke on Aug. 1, 2001 during training camp. At 27, he was the first professional football player to die from the illness. Kelci Stringer spent several years in court suing the NFL and equipment manufacturers, all the while envisioning a day when there are athletic trainers at every high school in the nation; today, only about half of the schools have one. And she imagined a time when pro, college and youth sports organizations have set policies on prevention of heat illnesses.
One of the primary missions of the institute will be to extend awareness, education and advocacy about the proper precautions to avoid heat stroke through its website. The institute also will offer its services to athletic trainers, team physicians, athletic directors, coaches, league supervisors, parents, principals, equipment manufacturers and others to create proper protocols, policies and emergency action plans to prevent sudden death in sport, especially as it relates to heat stroke.
The league which settled the lawsuit over Korey’s death out of court decided to provide financial help, as is Gatorade. The NFL also will help publicize and market the institute, and few sports organizations are more effective in those areas.
Last week people in the Denver area where finding a little something special when they where purchasing Gatorade bottles in their local suppermarkets. The labels on some of the Gatorade bottles read ‘Unfaithful’ on one side and with a photo of Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren on the other.
It turns out that Jason Kay of Longmont, Colorado and some of his friends where producing the bottles as pop art and now the Federal authorities have charged him with misbranding and altering food labels with intent to cause serious injury to the business of any person, which are felionies.The crimes Kay is charged with carry maximum penalties of up to three years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
An FDA agent who visited Kay wrote in the affidavit that Kay did the copying at Kinko’s and had placed 67 bottles of the sports drink in various Denver-area stores.
“The consumer must have confidence that the labeling on the products they purchase has not been changed or altered in any way so that the information about the product is accurate,” said Denver’s U.S. Attorney David Gaouette in a written statement. “Once a label is illegally changed, all of the information on that label is put into question.”
Kay said there are actually about 1,000 such “unfaithful” bottles planted in stores from Longmont to Denver and the hand-numbered ones (1-100) are just the “collectors’ edition.”
“Gatorade Baths” are so played out, even if a Gatorade jug slams into Dick Saban’s face, it’s time we throwing trophies at coaches faces to show how much you really appreciate their love and hard work they put you through.
A bloody face or a concussion is so much better than the played out “Gatorade Baths”.
I don’t know where this is and I don’t know what they won or played. I just know that “Gatorade Baths” are so played out it’s time we start taking it to this level of throwing your trophy’s in the air like a brides does with her bouquet. A bloody face or a concussion is so much better than played out “Gatorade Baths”.