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#TBT: Wayne Gretzky, Mats Sundin shoot for burgers

In late 1990s McDonald's ad, Big Macs are on the line in competition

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Wayne Gretzky made a career of putting pucks into nets. Back in the late 1990s, he made a commercial about it with some tasty implications.

On March 23, 1994 The Great One scored career goal No. 802, passing his boyhood idol Gordie Howe to claim sole possession of the all-time record. Gretzky finished his career with 894 goals.

Around that time, while playing for the New York Rangers, he made a classic McDonald's commercial with Mats Sundin, then of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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The ad, a parody of the Michael Jordan vs. Larry Bird "HORSE" commercials, pits Gretzky against Sundin as they try to outdo each other with the loser buying lunch.

Of course, the two can't miss and end up in the rafters of the stadium.

We'll never know how this one ended. Hopefully they just bought each other a nice lunch and called it a day.

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