Monday, August 11, 2008

McDonald's: The food of world-class athletes

A few days of the Olympics are in the books. As expected, the opening ceremony was incredible, the athletes are amazing and McDonald's is once again trying to convince us that world-class athletes are chowing on Big Macs and southern-style chicken sandwiches to prepare for their events.

Yeah, that's happening. That's what Michael Phelps wants rolling around in his gut as he swims the 400 meter individual medley. But McD's sponsorship with the Olympics goes way back. Below is the Dream Team commercial from 1992.

If Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin had really been eating triple cheeseburgers before the games, Team USA would've only beaten everyone else by about 30 points instead of 50.