#1 Buster Douglas for SafeAuto
Mike Tyson's loss to Buster Douglas was humiliating. But it got exponentially worse when Douglas' commercial for SafeAuto came out.
Douglas' two claims to fame will forever be: 1) Upsetting Mike Tyson; 2) Being featured in the only TV commercial ever filmed on flip phone.
#2 Pete Rose's SUPERCHARG'R Energy Bar
Don't have the necessary energy to call in a bet on the baseball team you're managing? You know what you need? Carob! In the late 70s and early 80s Charlie Hustle endorsed the SUPERCHARG'R Energy Bar, a snack that was so cram-packed with energy that it didn't even have time for all of its vowels.
Of course, since we're talking about Rose, there was a bit of sleazy misdirection at play. The bar's wrapper touted the carob-coated treat as "nature's answer to candy," but it also listed the snack's ingredients. First on the list? That most natural of ingredients: high fructose corn syrup. Candy historians have speculated that the bar finally died off after a disastrous "Send in 10 Wrappers, Get a Free Pete Rose Haircut" promotion.
As part of Rose's continuing commitment to serving children healthy snacks, he also endorsed Kool-Aid:
First Lady of nightmares.
Boxing has been plagued by scandal throughout its history.
But this may be the biggest boxing scandal of all-time. Little Mac's trainer, Doc Louis, tried to have him killed.
Here's the evidence.
Doc Louis regularly scheduled Little Mac to face fighters who dwarfed the young boxer. He paid no heed to established weight classes. In the above example, note that Little Mac's entire upper body was barely the size of one of Super Macho Man's pecs.
In fact, the only character in the game who was even close to Little Mac's size was Mario, the ref. And we all know that Mario possessed skills that would destroy a mere boxer.
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Pink? Really? An all-pink track suit? In Brooklyn in the late '80s? Brooklyn of the '80s wasn't exactly as enlightened as it is today.
The only explanation is that Doc Louis was hoping Mac would get jumped and beaten.
Austrian Christmas sounds terrifying.
"Manny has been feeling a little groggy and sore in the days since the fight," said Freddie Roach, his trainer. "We watched tape of the fight again and he definitely got punched in the head multiple times, including at the end when he briefly lost consciousness and dropped to the mat. Those can be concussion warning signs."
If Pacquiao, perhaps his sport's biggest and most marketable name, did sustain a concussion, boxing will become the latest sport to have concussion concerns, joining football and hockey.
"I could see there possibly being some concerns," said boxing analyst Larry Merchant. "Unlike football or hockey, our athletes don't even wear helmets. Also, if you think about it, unlike those other sports the whole point of boxing is to hit the other guy in the head as hard as possible until his brain can't send message to his legs to stay standing. I'm not a doctor, but maybe at least small concussions could enter into that equation somewhere."
SportsPickle asked readers to vote on which American president would win a presidential boxing tournament. After more than 80,000 votes, here are the results.
43. William Henry Harrison
Age in Office: 42
Scouting Report: He died of pneumonia 32 days into his term. Harrison's best chance of defeating his opponent would be hacking phlegm into his eyes and then passing out on top of him.
42. Jimmy Carter
Age in Office: 52
Scouting Report: The former peanut farmer would destroy any opponent with a peanut allergy.
41. Herbert Hoover
Age in Office: 54
State: Iowa, Oregon, California
Scouting Report: Hoover was a Quaker. Maybe they're secretly great fighters. You don't know.
40. John Tyler
Age in Office: 51
Scouting Report: The first VP to take over for a dead president. He could handle seeing a man die, so he wouldn't be scared to crack open a man's skull.
Punching refs could be what makes boxing popular again.
Toplist The Presidential Box-Off
Regardless of political affiliation, it's time to decide America's most badass president - the president that would win in a boxing match.