Monday, November 24, 2014

Logical Fallacies in Gatorade Commercials

Gatorade commercials are well known for depicting world class athletes drinking gatorade and then working out or competing at a sporting event. However, this is an example of a hasty generalization because by having an athlete, such as JJ Watt, drink a gatorade and then proceed to make an incredible play, gatorade is making the generalization that in order for an athlete to perform well, they must drink gatorade. However, while of course it isn't necessary to drink gatorade to preform well athletically, gatorade is a very solid sports drink.


  1. I agree with you completely. The fact that all of these professional athletes are seen drinking gatorade encourages the viewer to believe that they themselves could become pro athletes by drinking this sports drink. This commercial encourages the watcher to make a hasty generalization that isn't really true at all. Well done!

  2. Hey good post. I agree. Those workout Gatorade commercials where it shows them lifting and sweating hard because of drinking Gatorade aren't always true. That's how they portray it to the world so you purchase their product.