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Super Bowl Video Production Idea:

Posted on: February 10, 2010 12:31 am
 
Now, I'll admit, I didn't come up with the rewrite of the song... but I wanted to make sure I shared this before it got lost in the Message Board Purgatory:

"Manning Went Down to Florida"
To the music of the "Devil Went down to Georgia"

          {Still shot opens on the Sun Life Stadium}
          {Show Video of Manning and the Colts entering the Stadium}
Manning went down to Florida.
He was lookin' for a bowl to steal.

                  {Show a quick video of Tom Brady hoisting up a Lombardi Trophy}
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind,
..and he was willin' to make a deal,
when he came across this young man tossin' a ball and thowin' it hot.

    {Video:   Peyton and Drew both in practice at the SB}        

And the devil jumped up behind his O-Line and said,
"Boy, let me tell you what.
I guess you didn't know it but I'm a football player, too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

            {Show Peyton celebrating a TD throw (in AFCCG}}
Now, you toss a pretty good ball, boy, but give the devil his due.
I'll bet a Superbowl against your soul, 'cause I think I'm better than you."
           {Show Drew celebrtaing TD throws {in NFCCG}}
The boy said, "My name's Brees, and it might be a sin.
But I'll take your bet, you're gonna regret, 'cause I'm the best that's ever been."

                {Video of Drew's pre-game huddle}
Brees, warm up your throw and toss that football hard,
'cause hell's broke loose in Florida and the devil deals the cards.
And if you win you get this shiny Superbowl.
But if you lose, Manning gets your bowl!

            {show video of Peyton approaching the huddle and talking on the sidelines}
Manning opened up the game and he said, "I'll start this show."
And fire flew from his fingertips as he showed the fans his throw.
            {Run quite a few videos of  Colts making positive plays - DO NOT SHOW the Porter Interception. }   
And he tossed that ball across the field and it made an evil hiss.
Then a band of runningbacks joined in and it sounded somethin' like this:

INSTRUMENTAL 
         
{/END MANNING PASSES}

When Manning finished, Brees said,
              {Show 2nd Video of Drew on the sidelines or approaching the huddle}
"Well, you're pretty good, old son,
but sit down in that chair right there
and let me show you how it's done.

            {Run quite a few videos of Brees making some of his Super Bowl passes -Include the TD passes .}
Fire on the field.
Run, Thomas, run.
Manning's in the House of the Rising Sun.
Tracy, will you let the Colts win?
No, child, no.
          {NOW Show the Porter interception....}
          {END video ontage}
           
Manning bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat.
             {Show Video of Manning being upset on the sidelines and his various outbursts}
And he laid that Superbowl on the ground at Brees' feet.
Brees said, "Manning, just come on back if you ever want to try again. '
              {Close out Video with Drew hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy}
Cause I told you once, you son of a gun,
I'm the best that's ever been."

              {Close out final shot, Drew and his son}
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