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I Am Not Sure What To Make of This Manning Commercial

By Matt Walker | June 24, 2011 | 0 Comment

When I first saw the start of this commercial for “Football Cops”, I have to admit, I thought it was gonna be hysterical. The Manning brothers in moustache’s, Eli in particular sporting a porn ‘stache, seemed like comic gold to me. But somewhere, it just goes weird. I’m not sure if it’s them killing a guy with a football that starts it, but it takes a weird turn.

The first part is, why are they cops? Are they stopping crime? Are they stopping football related crime? What does that have to do with DirectTv? Are we supposed to make the huge leap that the NFL is only on DirectTv, so saying the Manning’s are there too in any capacity is kinda saying that too? I’m not sure I get it.

I do think there are a bunch of funny parts. I guess I am just disappointed because the idea seemed like a homerun, but came up short.


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