The curse of Gillette?

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Did a Gillette commercial bring a curse to the world's greatest athletes?

That is the assumption of New York Times blogger, Robert MacKey. MacKey points out that Roger Federer, Thierry Henry and now, in dramatic fashion, Tiger Woods, have all given lacklustre performances or have had bad publicity since they appeared together in a Gillette Fusion Power razor commercial.

While previously all three of the athletes were at the peak of their form -- Woods and Federer have been considered the best to ever play their respective sports – all three have had their professional and personal images besmirched.

Tennis' Federer lost to Rafael Nadal in an epic struggle in the Australian Open and further lost the World No. 1 ranking to Nadal after a record 237 consecutive weeks. Henry has been the focus of a cheating incident involving a recent World Cup soccer qualifying match between France and Ireland. A hand ball by Henry was converted into a goal and tied the match – although the referee missed the penalty and even Henry himself later admitted to the infraction. France went on to win the game.

As for Woods, enough said -- his image is at stake because of numerous sexual improprieties that have arisen since he was involved in an SUV accident at the end of November.

The tagline for the Gillette commercial, by the way is, "The best a man can get."


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