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    Quote Originally Posted by merrywidow View Post
    I'm curious to know what skaters among the current US skaters who will not be training for & hoping for a spot on the Olympic team you would choose? This question is directed to those of you complaining that Kwan & Lysacek are old news.
    Davis and White would be a perfect choice. They are gold medal favorites in Sochi plus they have won already a lot. I'm surprised why they haven't got these kind of big sponsor deals (except the Kellog's one but I'm not sure how "big" that is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceIceBaby View Post
    Davis and White would be a perfect choice. They are gold medal favorites in Sochi plus they have won already a lot. I'm surprised why they haven't got these kind of big sponsor deals (except the Kellog's one but I'm not sure how "big" that is)
    I agree...they'd be a great choice!

    As much as I love Max Aaron, he's still too relatively unknown, but why not 2-time national champ Jeremy Abbott. Or even Ashley Wagner...she hasn't had the big international success, but she had a pretty solid and successful season last year.

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    because when people think figure skating, they still think kwan.

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    uh...Jeremy's a 3 time nat'l champ (4 if you count his Jr title) but he doesn't pretend to be macho, so he's not going to be picked

    Davis and White would be so much more appropriate. They are also attractive and well spoken.

    Ashley is attractive and great when giving health/exercise related interviews. She's not a lock for a medal though.

    Max is too new, and not a lock for a medal...though he certainly has a better personality than Evan.

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    Jeremy is unknown outside of figure skating, and he's definitely not guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team.

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    Jeremy is unknown outside of figure skating, and he's definitely not guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team.
    So true. Especially if Evan comes back. Evan will be a lock.

    Plus I'm not sure even Jeremy thinks he can make it at this point-too old, too injured. Plus he hasn't been hiding out like Evan, conserving the body for the last 3 years.

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    Evan's not a lock, either. But he is the reigning Olympic Gold Medalist. That counts for a lot in advertising.

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    I love that people act like they know better than the Coca-Cola marketing team who I am sure have done non-stop research into who should market their drink for Sochi.

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    michael jordan still has endorsements. do people ever say that those endorsements should go to active players?
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanette View Post
    Had it not been for the Virginia Slims tennis circuit in the 70's with the support of Philip Morris, equality for professional tennis players may not have occurred when it did. It didn't mean that we ever saw Billie Jean King puffing on a ciggie.
    I don't think healthy lifestyles will blossom, but I suppose this campaign can't hurt. Virginia Slims had a symbolic association with women's equality because its advertising represented that women could do whatever men did--namely smoking in public. I suppose Diet Coke has no sugars. Dasani?

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    michael jordan still has endorsements. do people ever say that those endorsements should go to active players?

    This.^

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    Somehow, I have grave doubts that people who normally don't drink sodas will start because of athlete participation in an ad campaign.
    Children are likely to, especially those who know the athletes and/or like the sports these athletes belong to. Of course, it's the parents' job to monitor their kids intake of sodas, however, uneducated parents (which, I get the impression the majority are) may not think twice about letting their children have Coke since it's promoting active living with this ad. (Of course this is just a potential outcome)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballettmaus View Post
    Children are likely to, especially those who know the athletes and/or like the sports these athletes belong to. Of course, it's the parents' job to monitor their kids intake of sodas, however, uneducated parents (which, I get the impression the majority are) may not think twice about letting their children have Coke since it's promoting active living with this ad. (Of course this is just a potential outcome)
    If any parent thinks that Coke has anything to do with healthy living they should not be allowed to breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyWarhol View Post
    If any parent thinks that Coke has anything to do with healthy living they should not be allowed to breed.
    Well, not everyone has the same exposure to information about just how unhealthy coke is. I think most people may have a general idea that it's not the best thing for you, but many people don't really know the extent of what drinking one or more every day can do to their child.

    Maybe they should have more understanding and education when raising children, but they don't. I think these types of marketing and advertisements do something for Coke, otherwise, they wouldn't continue doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    michael jordan still has endorsements. do people ever say that those endorsements should go to active players?
    ...and Greg Louganis and Michelle Kwan were chosen by the Royal Caribbean International cruise lines for their ad campaigns. Neither is currently active, and neither has any relevance to cruise lines. Apparently, research by the company showed that both were extremely marketable to the target audience.

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    Full, unopened Coke cans are excellent dumbbell substitutes in such healthful exercises as Side Lateral Raises and Biceps Curls. Crushing empty Coke cans with the hands is an excellent grip-builder, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickInSanJose View Post
    full, unopened Coke cans are excellent dumbbell substitutes in such healthful exercises as Side Lateral Raises and Biceps Curls. Crushing empty Coke cans with the hands is an excellent grip-builder, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyWarhol View Post
    If any parent thinks that Coke has anything to do with healthy living they should not be allowed to breed.
    Coke is an excellent toilet bowl cleanser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Coke is an excellent toilet bowl cleanser.
    It's also good for removing the crud that builds up on your car battery connectors...pour some Coke (or Pepsi or really any cola drink) on that cruddy build-up and it melts right away. You're welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    It's also good for removing the crud that builds up on your car battery connectors...pour some Coke (or Pepsi or really any cola drink) on that cruddy build-up and it melts right away. You're welcome!
    Actually, regular water will also do that.

    The guys at work use it to clean the promo chalkboards.

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