Shutdown Corner

  • Pitchman Peyton Manning strikes again with funny Gatorade ads

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner12 hrs ago

    Michael Jordan set the bar forever for athletes selling products, but Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn't too far behind.

    Manning is starring in a new series of commercials for Gatorade, in which people come into a convenience store to buy the sports drink, only to be denied because they haven't sweat enough to earn it. In the ad above, the clerk calls in his "store manager," played by Manning, and Manning tells the customer to work up a sweat by running deep to catch the bottle, but makes him do some laps around the store. Like most of Manning's commericials, he has a great, dry delivery that makes it pretty funny.

    In another, a woman isn't allowed to buy the drink because the clerk can't see any sweat on her. Manning comes in and throws the bottle to the back of the store.

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  • Vikings, Chris Kluwe reach settlement over coach's alleged homophobic remarks

    Ben Rohrbach at Shutdown Corner15 hrs ago

    The Minnesota Vikings and Chris Kluwe reached a settlement to end the former punter's pursuit of a lawsuit against the team over the alleged systemic homophobia he believes led to his release in May 2013.

    Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, although the Vikings released a statement announcing "continued financial support for human rights" and a pledge to raise awareness about LGBT issues in sports. The team also installed enhanced sensitivity training and a "zero tolerance policy for discrimination and harassment based on race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation."

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