As you have probably noted in your personal journal, a little while back we called for someone, anyone, to give Evander Holyfield a grill endorsement. Well, someone was listening. Introducing the Evander Holyfield Real Deal Grill, which hit stores last week, and is meant as a direct competitor to George Foreman's Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine. Holyfield vs. Foreman II is on! Who'll bring the potato salad?
Manufacturer CirTran Corp., based in Utah, approached Holyfield about promoting the $99 grill after he appeared on the TV show "Dancing With the Stars" in 2005. Holyfield dons an apron in a 30-minute commercial that began airing last week describing his product's culinary and health benefits. "I've got a George Foreman grill. It's a good grill," Holyfield, 44, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "But don't you think the latest grill is supposed to be the best grill?"
Well, sure, and I for one am happy that our grill technology is not standing still. That's because I know that the Russians are now laboring to perfect their Nikolai Valuev Beast From The East People's Mechanized Grill. One false step could leave us lagging dangerously behind in the Grilled Meats Race. And speaking of that, Holyfield will climb gingerly back into the ring on Oct. 13 to fight Russia's Sultan Ibragimov at Moscow's Khodynka Ice Palace arena. Holyfield, still fighting. Great Googly Moogly.