By Jack Taylor
Coke "Joe Greene" (1979)
"Mean" Joe Greene is one of the most feared defensive tackles of all time. As part of the Steel Curtain defense in Pittsburgh, he won four Super Bowls. However, the Hall of Fame player may be more recognized for starring in this ad than any of his accomplishments. Greene shows a rare soft side in this commercial, alongside a small boy.
Pepsi "Cindy Crawford" (1992)
Sex sells is a common saying in Madison Avenue. Well, there's truth to that mantra in this commercial that features world-famous model Cindy Crawford doing the most sexy thing ever — drinking a can of Pepsi. All the while two kids watch from afar. But are they really ogling Crawford or just the soda?
McDonald's "The Showdown" (1993)
There's a common thread to some of the best Super Bowl commercials — the use of star athletes. McDonald's went the extra mile and got two megastar players, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird, for this superstar ad. The spot features Bird and Jordan dueling it out, one ridiculous trick shot after another, all to win a bag of tasty McDonald's. I'm getting hungry just thinking about this ad.
Snickers "Betty White" (2010)
As Snickers showed, you don't always need an athlete for a great commercial. Instead, they went with the beloved actress Betty White. I mean, how could you not like a woman pushing 100 years old? Plus, what's funnier than her getting tackled in a game of football? Very few things besides her line in the ad, "that's not what you're girlfriend said."
Volkswagen "The Force" (2011)
Forget using famous people altogether, real ones at least. Volkswagen pulled off one of the funniest and most adorable advertisements with a small child imitating Darth Vader off the mega-popular Star Wars franchise. With more Star Wars movies on the way, advertisers would be smart to attempt something similar this time around.
Apple "Introducing Macintosh" (1984)
Unlike the previous commercials, Apple — like they've become accustomed to doing — completely bucks the trend with this one. No jokes. No famous people or fictional characters. Instead, this ad introduces their Macintosh computer in a mini-movie and promises to change how we operate computers. More than thirty years later, it's safe to say Apple followed on their promise.
Budweiser "Bud Bowl" (1989)
In American culture, few things are a bigger staple on Sundays than football and beer. This clever commercials features two products — Bud Light and Budweiser — duking it out in a football game. Yes, you read that right, beer bottles playing football. It's so far fetched, that it's brilliant.
Nike "MJ and Bugs Bunny" (1992)
This is the second time "His Airness" is featured on our list, this time alongside everyone's favorite childhood cartoon character Bugs Bunny. The ad features the two playing a game of basketball against a group of bullies. Wait, does that sound familiar? That's because that would become the plot of the movie "Space Jam" year later. However, it all started with this ad.
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The final numbered UFC card of the year is upon us and it serves up a banger of a main event between Charles Oliveira and the number one contender Dustin Poirier for the lightweight championship of the world.
Live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 11th the two top-ranked 155-pounders in the world will go head-to-head in a five-round bout to crown the undisputed champion of the UFC's lightweight division.
We'll take a look at the betting odds for the bout and see what picks we can find to earn you some hard-earned cash for the holidays.
The NHL has served up some great entertainment so far this season and we continue with a host of fixtures tonight including the New Jersey Devils hosting the San Jose Sharks live from the Prudential Centre.
We'll also see the St Louis Blues taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning from the Scottrade Centre.
We'll preview both of these games and provide you with the best betting picks we can find to try and earn you some cash for the holiday season.
The 2021 MLS Cup is preparing to begin and there are set to be 14 teams competing for the honor of being crowned champions at the end of a long season. But who is likely to be involved in the running for the title? Let's take a look at the betting picks.
The 2021 Major League Baseball season has come to an end and the Atlanta Braves have been crowned World Series champions for the first time since 1995.
A 7-0 win over the Houston Astros meant they earned a 4-2 series win to claim the championship, with Jorge Soler claiming the series MVP award in the process.
With the off-season now upon us though, we've taken a look at the early odds for the 2022 season which is currently scheduled to start on March 31st 2022 to take a look at any value in the initial odds that we could possibly find.