I mean, in Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, we have (at the very least) a top three talent as far as both a position player and a pitcher go. You’d think there’d be marketing opportunities out there on a national level for guys of their stature. Does it really hurt them that much that they aren’t members of the Yankees or Red Sox? The last Tiger I can remember doing national ads was Kirk Gibson for Right Guard back in the day. And I think he had to become a Dodger to get that.
I’m sure many of our guys have small deals with batting or fielding glove manufacturers. Probably some minor shoe deals, too. But I’m talking about the big picture. In 2008, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo signed a five year, $10 million endorsement deal with Starter. Starter? Really? I haven’t seen anyone wear Starter gear since 1995. Tiger Woods makes approximately a gazillion dollars from Nike every TEN MINUTES! Our guys need to get in on the action, I’m thinking.
That’s why I’m going to do my best to analyze the market and figure out what our guys could and should be endorsing for cash. This is the first installment of this and I’ll try to come up with two of them each time.
And which Tiger would be PERFECT to get the nation excited about drinking Pepsi once again?
/kisses can of Pepsi
COKE: Yup. There’s nothing Coke loves MORE than Pepsi
Detroit Medical Center
/does “come here” motion with finger…it snaps
BOTH: It’ll change your life!
/they high-five…both breaking their arms
I should be an agent...