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Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Posted on: June 22, 2011 11:11 am
Edited on: June 22, 2011 3:19 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

UPDATE: We've got a Season 1 trailer, courtesy of FootballCops.com! Peyton Manning is "Mike Tahoe," Eli's "C.J. Hunter" and there's an Archie cameo as well. And while I'm still not sure if it's an "actual television show," I am laughing pretty hard right now.





Peyton Manning, as our own Mike Freeman noted, has been pretty quiet this offseason, despite starring in the NFL players' antitrust lawsuit against the league.

Perhaps that's simply because he's been hanging out with his brother Eli, filming a series of cop dramas for DirecTV in advance of the upcoming NFL season.

No, seriously. Via Monsters & Critics, here's some sort of behind-the-scenes sort of video that DirecTV's dropped in recent days (including the photo above and the one below).



Now, there are a couple of things to point out about these little chunks of media.

1. Does this mean that DirecTV -- provider of the SUNDAY TICKET package and would-be defender of the fan via a lockout policy -- is planning for a 2011 season? Because if Peyton and Eli are shooting commercials for the upcoming year, it doesn't guarantee football, but it certainly seems like a positive step. Or …

2. Does this mean DirecTV is planning on NO SEASON, and simply banking on a groundbreaking dramatic series from the Manning brothers to fill up the time in which they'd normally be running actual NFL football. And …

3. How amazing are these mustaches, you guys???

The answers to those kind of questions seem to be 1) yes, 2) unlikely, and 3) absolutely amazing.

No amount of commercial shoots are going to lock in the NFL season, of course. But, remember, we're in baby-step mode, and every bit of positive momentum counts, even if it's just a Manning Bros cop drama.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:44 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV



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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Great commercials!  Just like that Oreo lick race commercial, that was AWESOME!



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: June 26, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

First of all, how many other families have a father and two sons who even played QB in the pros, much less been as good as the three.  The point is there are not a whole lot of QB dads out there with sons in the pros as QB's.  I think that should qualify for something.  I give a sh_t, I think he was beyond good.  In fact, he was faster and more athletic than his two sons.  When it comes to passing, I would have to give the edge to Peyton.  The media loves the Mannings because they make good commercials, they have presence and most of us get a kick out of them.



Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

The turd/mustache comment was funny because that was the Norm McDonald SNL Burt Reynolds/Turd Ferguson mustache I'm almost certain.  Not sure many will understand the reference.




Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

"That "Gravy-trainer" made those two what they are today.  For you who never saw Archie play, he was not bad.  What a dumb thing to say, Savage Lizard."

I don't see any other QBs dads in TV commercials, yet Archie pops up in them.  So he used to play in the NFL, who gives a sh_t?  This media love affair with the Manning family has just gotten beyond ridiculous.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Trent Dilfer
Brad Johnson
Mark Rypien
Jeff Hostetler



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

There is no point. Why does there have to be a point, theyre making a funny video. Haters gonna hate.


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