Preacher Roe for Camel Cigarettes - 195?

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Ah, the halcyon days of the mid-twentieth century, when cigarette companies could recruit pro athletes, medical doctors, or even the Flintstones to sell their nicotine sticks. Here's a commercial of former Dodgers great Preacher Roe, a four-time All Star pitcher who compiled a tidy 22-3 record in 1951, throwing his support behind Camel cigarettes. He must love Camels, he's got two packs in his lunchpail!

Smoker or not, Roe lived to the ripe old age of 92 before succumbing to colon cancer, which once again proves my hypothesis that you can only evade the Big C for so long before it bites you in the ass.


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8 Comments

If cigarettes cause colon cancer, you're using them wrong.

I'm guessing he also had a pint of whiskey and a handgun in that lunch pail.

"Preacher Roe of the Dodgers is an expert fisherman."

It's weird they got a baseball player to do their commercial, then talked about his prowess at fishing.

I just spent the last four minutes climbing out of the wormhole that I got sucked into as a result of staring at Roe's shirt.

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