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brownfrown
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09:24 PM on 05/10/2012
Yay.. trophies for everyone!!
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dadoorsron
09:23 PM on 05/10/2012
Non athletes will never understand what makes an athlete tick. With that said, Jordan is without argument the best NBA player to ever play. In The flu game which the commerical is based on, Jordan played 44 minutes and scored 38 points. Athletes need to stay hydrated and Jordan did this using gatorade. I can see a think tank making a statement 15 years ago when Jordan did this. However, to make such a ridiculous statement based on a commerical takes away all credibility from this group.
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Mr Anonymous
I used to be Mr Anonymous, but then the NSA.....
12:43 AM on 05/11/2012
Without arguement? I'd argue Bill Russel, but maybe you're not old enough to know about him.
04:13 AM on 05/11/2012
Bill Russell, Wilt...they played in a league with 10 teams maybe? Jordan played in an era with Bird, Magic, Isiah, Kareem, Barkley, Ewing, Malone, Dominique among others. And I can list another dozen great players. Russell was great but Jordan was special.
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dadoorsron
09:08 PM on 05/11/2012
I'm not old enough to have seen Bill Russel play. However, I know a little history and I would say for his era, at that time he was without doubt the best the NBA saw. Then Wilt came along. It's very hard to compare players from one era to another. Not many players in that time would be capable to dunk on Russell or Chamberlin. Then you have a player like Jordan dunking on the largest most athletic 7 ft centers the leauge ever seen at that time. However, I watched Jordans entire career, well, not the Wizard years. I still stand by the statement that Jordan is the best ever.
08:49 PM on 05/10/2012
The flu a dangerous condition? Just another example of the wimpification of society.
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PTerrys
09:04 PM on 05/10/2012
What should society look like exactly?
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Stephen Stafford
Be the answer to somebody's prayer!
09:10 PM on 05/10/2012
Go to the gravesites of the people who die from the flu every year and tell them all about their wimpification.
rogergoldkin
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance
08:49 PM on 05/10/2012
I hate computers! Wrong blog.
rogergoldkin
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance
08:47 PM on 05/10/2012
No,no,no kiddes! You simply don't know how this thing works! The Repubs/TPers will make sure those losses are covered by taxpayers! Losses are socialized and profits are privatized! Wouldn't want to slow down those "Job Creators" because of a simple miscalculation!
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Sol76
08:44 PM on 05/10/2012
In broad terms, we live in a go-go-GO! society that expects us to work ourselves to death and take shortcuts where we can. If you feel run down, just drink Gatorade, or Red Bull or whatever and you'll be back up to speed. Short-term solutions that lead to long-term problems, like heart attacks, diabetes or death.
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JWerner
Beware Macduff; beware the thane of Fife!
11:23 PM on 05/10/2012
Agreed. Also, doing anything out in public while having something like the flu is irresponsible. You're just spreading a contagious illness that will impair the productivity of others.

Of course, we're in a society that doesn't believe in 'coddling' workers by providing, say, reasonable sick days, or sufficient vacation. No wonder our society is replete with health problems. . .
chainsawmonkey
Primates should not have power equipment.
08:37 PM on 05/10/2012
Some health advocates need to get a new job. Maybe they should also ban basketball for the alarming amount of joint injuries sustained when these teens could instead be at home playing xbox basketball, standing up of course.
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10:33 PM on 05/10/2012
I gonna got out on a limb and guess that none of them have ever even played a sport.
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BDAD
realistic idealist
08:37 PM on 05/10/2012
Others have mentioned this too. It is NOT a "Michael Jordan ad". It is a Gatorade ad that starred Michael Jordan. This may be a little picky to mention this but it is true. What is also true is that Michael Jordan won that game "from within". He drank Gatorade. So did the losing team though. All players drink Gatorade. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player to EVER play the game and this ad provides 30 seconds of proof to that effect. They could have shown him dunking over practically everybody in the NBA. They could have shown him closing his eyes and making free throws. And drinking Gatorade between each of these bits of video, but they did not. They did the flu thing. Big deal.
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passingthought
05:15 AM on 05/11/2012
MAYBE THEY THOUGHT PEOPLE WOULD USE COMMON SENSE, AND SEE THE AD FOR PERSERVANCE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY! IF YOU GOT THE FLU AND HAPPEN TO BE PLAYING FOR MILLIONS OF FANS,MONEY AND FAME IN A ONE CHANCE GAME YOU PLAY! ITS YOUR JOB.
08:07 PM on 05/10/2012
Role model?.MJ is no longer a sport figure role model.He is a retired athlete.Any kid who watched MJ during his glory years is either now an adult, or dead.So whats with this role model crap?The greatest role model to ever walk the earth was JESUS.From my viewpoint there are very few who try to live like him and I'll bet the farm that NO one wants to die like him.
10:10 PM on 05/10/2012
get over yourself you so called saint.
10:35 PM on 05/10/2012
Sour grapes!!!
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emmasvoice
08:05 PM on 05/10/2012
Firstly, the title of this article is blatantly misleading to entice readers to read the post. The title implies that the ad is Michael Jordon's production. I hate this kind of journalism, which is overly prevalent today. Secondly, the ad does not imply that Jordan has a high fever, only that he had flu-like systems and perhaps felt not at his best. Secondly, this is the truth about Michael during his playing days. He played when he did not feel 100% sometimes. So did others then, and today. Athletes perspire when involved in their sport. Michael sipped some Gatorade for nourishment. No implication of anything beyond that. PepsiCo is correct to ignore this trumped up article and complaint. Adults regulate their own physical momemtum as they see fit. Children are guided by their parents and hopefully appropriate physical education lessons in their education systems. Lastly, the ad neither interferes with nor promotes anything beyond appropriate nourishment for a normal circumstance in sports activities.
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BDAD
realistic idealist
08:37 PM on 05/10/2012
I agree. I wrote something similar after you, or above you, however you want to view it.
08:03 PM on 05/10/2012
Maybe next they'll ask for warning labels on the bottles. Implying that sipping fluids helped is probably true, anything else should fall under the Personal Resposibility umbrella.
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JWerner
Beware Macduff; beware the thane of Fife!
11:25 PM on 05/10/2012
Going out into public while you've got a debilitating contagious disease is not what I would call being 'personally responsible'.
08:00 PM on 05/10/2012
It's not the shoes Morris.
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propackage
you can't say anything without offending someone
07:59 PM on 05/10/2012
home in bed is overrated. My father was home for 6 weeks with a heart attack in the 60's. We don't do that anymore. You have a baby in the hospital and they kick you out the next day. The worst think you can do for a back-ache is rest it. I am sure this will be the case for the flu one day
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JWerner
Beware Macduff; beware the thane of Fife!
11:25 PM on 05/10/2012
Yeah, best thing to do with flu is to go out and spread it to everyone else. Misery loves company, after all.
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propackage
you can't say anything without offending someone
11:38 PM on 05/10/2012
I didn't say anything about spreading it and it is not contagiousness 3 days after symptoms. I said don't lay in bed but asking someone on Huffpost to have an attention span to get to the end of a comment is asking too much
07:58 PM on 05/10/2012
HP is way too progressive, leftyloons doesn't even begin to explain its craziness
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nolabels
08:31 PM on 05/10/2012
Thanks for the substantive argument.
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TrinidaddeGuerreros
And now we rise and we are everywhere
07:58 PM on 05/10/2012
Michael Jordan is the greatest player ever. He won through incredible determination and perseverance, not merely from some magical "talent" gift that some attribute to him. To say MJ was only talented is an insult to his inner strength. The Gatorade commercial really only speaks of a person's ability to overcome great obstacles ... and that drink supposedly gives one assistance with the physical aspects of the venture. What in the heck is wrong with that? Our country is in big trouble if we have truly become "this" stupid.