NEW YORK – The video started making the rounds earlier today. The new trailer for an imaginary television show called “Football Cops” started popping up all over the internet and twitter. In reality, it is an advertisement brilliantly produced by Direct TV. The commercial stars QB Eli Manning and his brother QB Peyton Manning. The top dog in the Manning house, father Archie Manning, also makes a cameo appearance as a lawyer. The commercial is a 3 minute throw back to the 1970’s tough guy cop show. It has already started to go viral and I expect this to be one of those commercials people talk about for years to come.
Eli Manning (wait until you see the mustache) portrays the orphan CJ Hunter who leaves his football career to become a cop. Peyton Manning stars as Mike Tahoe, another ex-football player who has decided to join the police force. This is the funniest commercial I have seen since the Michael Strahan Dr. Pepper commercial where he tackles Donovan McNabb through a doorway and into a hallway table. Now I would not normally write an article about a commercial but this is one that Giants fans have to see. It is really just that good and well produced. You would think it was a real TV show if you weren’t told who was starring in it or what the topic was about.
I have to include one more thing, I was really surprised by how good Eli Manning’s acting ability was. I’m not just saying this because we are all Giants fans on this site but also because anyone else who watches the commercial can clearly see that Eli stole every scene he was in. I will leave the link below and you can judge for yourselves, Enjoy!
Check out this link to the Direct TV website and the funny imaginary TV show video. Eli & Peyton Manning star in Football Cops
RD – nygreporter.com
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