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OWS Throwback: Largest Athlete Endorsement Deals In 2000

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It was announced this week that David Beckham made $17 million in endorsements while playing for the LA Galaxy this past year. It seems like a tremendous amount to pay an athlete who is in a sport that no American’s are watching.

I decided to look back and see what endorsements looked like 10 years ago.

foreman-grillIn December of 1999 George Foreman signed a deal with a company called Salton. No one knew who Salton was but they were about to get the rights to the Foreman Grill. Foreman himself stood to make $137.5 million over five years as the spokesman. Little known fact; Salton wanted Hulk Hogan to originally but Hogan turned the idea down! Whoopsies! (more…)

Allen Iverson And His Agent, God, Head To Memphis

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Apparently God did not attend the meeting with ownership.

Allen Iverson Cuts Hair

I know it is not a very big deal but there has been a buzz created by Allen Iverson at the All Star game.  AI has cut the dreads and has seemed to lose 8 years in the process.  It reminds me of the old days when he was in a 76ers uniform crossing over Michael Jordan.  Here is the photo by getty images via Yahoo! Sports.

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Enjoy the All Star Game, god knows there are no sports worth watching right now.