July 18, 2003

Impotence drugs and sports go hand in hand. : Thanks to a snippet on the makers of Levitra, the newest challenger to Viagra, signing a sponsorship with the NFL, I stumbled upon this Ad Age article that lists the pro sports and which impotence drug they are sponsored by. Eli Lilly + ICOS/CIALIS = PGA; Bayer + GlaxoSmithKline/LEVITRA = NFL; Pfizer/VIAGRA = MLB, Nascar. What about the NBA? MLS? Every sport needs to get on the hard-on drug bandwagon! There's a story in here somewhere ...

posted by worldcup2002 to other at 01:37 AM - 23 comments

Lilly also sponsors Sebastien Bourdais' Newman/Haas in the CART Champ Car World Series.

posted by Space Coyote at 04:55 AM on July 18

I hear the wacky weed is big in the disc golf circuit.

posted by jasonspaceman at 06:40 AM on July 18

I hear the wacky weed is big in the disc golf circuit. Yeah, well, that's just like your opinion, man.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:36 AM on July 18

Hey, lets stay on topic here. We're talking about erectile facilitators, not some harmless recreational drug, dammit.

posted by garfield at 11:26 AM on July 18

Only four comments? I thought everyone would be standing up and pushing hard to find the story. I'm hoping the number of comments rises to a new high. Actually, I predickt that this area should be turgid with members' comments soon. Otherwise, I will be flaccid and crestfallen.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:32 AM on July 18

In fact, all upstanding members of this community should enter into fervent intercourse now!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:33 AM on July 18

Hmm... let the Rafael Palmeiro batting wood jokes start now.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:45 AM on July 18

How about Sosa cocking ... I mean, corking his bat jokes?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:47 AM on July 18

We need new slogans! NFL: Are you ready for Levitra?! NASCAR: We get more than your blood pumping! MLB: Get past third base and score! PGA: We make your wood feel like iron.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:56 AM on July 18

NHL: Our sticks break so yours won't MILL: Quickstick? Not any more. ( Major Indoor Lacrosse League, if it still exists) Iditarod: Ride that puppy all the way home. (though Iditarod itself is quite amusing)

posted by garfield at 12:50 PM on July 18

NBA: More power as you drive to the hole! MLS: Kick it with confidence!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:35 PM on July 18

NBA: Got ups? WTA: Start at Love-Love, we do the rest

posted by garfield at 01:55 PM on July 18

Goddamnit, you people are hilarious. I love Viagra and Raffy for giving us what is easily the funniest moment in baseball so far this decade.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:03 PM on July 18

NBA: Shawn Kemp tested, Larry Johnson approved! MLB: Shoot one in the gap! LPGA: Uh, ok, so maybe you DON'T need it.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:07 PM on July 18

NFL: Make your first down your last. NASCAR: Your transmission experts

posted by garfield at 02:30 PM on July 18

...and since no mention has been made of this, I figured TrimSpa or SlimFast might be interested in a sponsorship.

posted by garfield at 02:37 PM on July 18


posted by vito90 at 03:43 PM on July 18

garfield: per your Trimspa/Slimfast comment, obviously that's what these kids have to look forward to. Dang.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:47 PM on July 18

garfield, your slogans have also got me thinking ... MLB: Make every swing a Grand Slam. NASCAR: Get your motor running. or: Forget the lube job. NBA: We can't all be Wilt, but this will make you feel like Magic. (hmm ...) or: Why settle for a Larry Bird when you can have a Magic Johnson? (hahahahahahaha) or: Turn your Hornet into a Bull! NFL: Hit the wide receiver everytime. NHL: We'll make you a Mighty Duck! (well, we were forced to you use the D) or: Turn your whole night into a power play. or: All puck, all the time. (we were forced to use our "p"...) Wow, that was bad.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:08 PM on July 18

"Why settle for a Larry Bird when you can have a Magic Johnson?" The funniest thing ever written on SpoFi.

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:29 PM on July 18

And Levitra might be the best name for a drug ever.

posted by pitchblende at 06:42 PM on July 18

Why settle for Cliff Branch when you could be Tree Rollins? feel free to substitute Stump Mitchell for either name above...

posted by vito90 at 02:07 AM on July 19

Uh, huh-huh, he said 'Johnson'. Cool.

posted by garfield at 11:15 AM on July 20

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