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Bode makes Doonesbury

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Havn't seen this posted yet.....

Here's the link....check August 20th




http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/
post #2 of 12
LOL.....man he will never live that rep down.
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Intresting...do you think that "rep" makes him less marketable...or more?
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Well if he wants to start doing some tongue-in cheek humor alcohol ads, he'd be great.
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Originally Posted by Skidude72 View Post
Intresting...do you think that "rep" makes him less marketable...or more?
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If they ever did a poll of the general public and the "skiing" public they would realize that 99.7% of the general public and 99.2% of the "skiing" public don't even know who the hell Bode Miller is, his stock would go into the tank faster than .....

His real marketing value is to the holders of USSA cards and those kids moms pick the pasta brand .... not the kids ...

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I disagree Yuki,

I think that the 60 minutes fiasco before the Olympics and the controversy about his 'lack of performance' (he finished ahead of Rahlves...) during the Olympics have given him some notoriety with the general public. He could easily be marketed at least as much as Picabo Street was in her prime. I can see Visa commercials and Chevy commercials in his future... and why not do a beer commercial after retiring? It would be funny as hell if he was the next Bob Uecker.
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Essentially, I agree with you that Bode has marketing potential but still when I mention his name among the recreational ski crowd at work (the folks that take a week at Jackson and a week at Whistler, those types), I get a blank look.

The potential is among the young "bad boys" out there and I think Bode has turned off more of us older types.

After reading his book I have more respect for his approach to racing but less respect regarding his other habits; overall, he has left a path of destruction in his wake and it's been up close and personal, not just a wild guess.
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I disagree Yuki,

I think that the 60 minutes fiasco before the Olympics and the controversy about his 'lack of performance' (he finished ahead of Rahlves...) during the Olympics have given him some notoriety with the general public. He could easily be marketed at least as much as Picabo Street was in her prime. I can see Visa commercials and Chevy commercials in his future... and why not do a beer commercial after retiring? It would be funny as hell if he was the next Bob Uecker.
I think that the "window of opportunity" for Olympic athletes is pretty small. i.e., right now, Michael Phelps is the biggest American "thing" from the Olympics. But I bet by week 8 of the NFL season, your average Joe on the street would say that "Michael Phelps is uhhhhhhh, I got this, he's uhhhh, yeah, the starting left guard for the Bears?"

I think Bode's opportunity to become and stay a household name has come and gone.
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I disagree Yuki,

It would be funny as hell if he was the next Bob Uecker.


Oh man! Now THAT would be funny!
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Originally Posted by Skidude72 View Post
Intresting...do you think that "rep" makes him less marketable...or more?
More marketable of course, but it will never get him a reach around from Atomicman.
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It would be funny as hell if he was the next Bob Uecker.
"I must be in the front row!"...as he slides into a prominent bar stool a la Norm.
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