Michael Phelps + Visa

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Michael Phelps + Visa

Postby bikermike » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:11 am

Remember the commercials Visa was doing with Michael Phelps over the Olympics

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Newsweek said that kid was pulling in about $5 million a year from Visa endorsements alone after his win in Athens and that was 4 yrs ago. Now how much he making off them?

ps Can you believe this I'm on vacation in Hawaii and I'm sitting here screwing around on the computer.


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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:32 pm

I don't know what Phelps is making these days but I know it's more than I'll ever make in my lifetime!
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Postby diego08 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:44 am

has you seen that verizon commercial where that stupid old guy says he's going to beat phelps in a race using the internet..

...so stupid.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:21 pm

Yeah it's a bad commercial but then again I think all of Verizon's commercials lately are horrible too.
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Postby Floppster » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:04 am

No matter how much he makes. He doesn't have to worry about a thing. But lets face it, that's how advertisement works.
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Postby Multi-Purpose » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:56 am

That guy will be raking in so much $$$$$$ the next few years he will never have to swim another lap again if he doesn't want to.

What are his plans for the next Olympics? If I were him I would get out while I am on top and retire. Live off endorsements. No reason to risk being the #1 top dog in the game. The last thing he wants to do is screw it up and do bad the next time around.
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Postby indianamom » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:58 pm

I thought the Verizon ads were cute. Oh what a nice tanned strong body that boy has! ;)



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