Friday, August 22, 2008

Phelps not a "Champion"

“Wheaties- The Breakfast of Champions?” Obviously not for Mr. Michael Phelps. Past athletes who have represented the General Mill’s cereal include: Michael Jordan, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mary Lou Retton, Tiger Woods, Cal Ripken Jr., Walter Payton, John Elway, Jackie Robinson and the 1980 U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, among many others.

I would be honored to be in a category with such sports heroes, but Phelps must have had something else in mind. Do I see money symbols in his eyes?

Phelps is catching a lot of flack for his choice to promote the sugar-coated flakes. The Children's International Obesity Foundation had this to say: “As a role model and Olympic hero to America's children, Michael Phelps -- and all athletes and celebrities -- are asked to reconsider any connection to substances suspected as agents of obesity, including sugary cereals, soft drinks and other foods with refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, trans fats and high fructose corn syrup.''

Wheaties vs. Frosted Flakes

Should Phelps let money talk, or should he care about the health of USA’s children. You decide.

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