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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
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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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Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

i was laughing at the first pass and by the third pass i was throwing up!~:) ????? this just isnt funny at all! please get back to the field to entertain us!



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

I dont know kind of funny. Payton always funny, Eli... not so much!



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Direct TV Desperation?

Having been in Germany maybe too long, I am at a loss for the reasoning behind this "commercial shoot". Agreed, mustaches ARE amazing . . but the point?
   Also granted that Peyton is humorous and attentive in acting, commercials and on the field.  But is there something after this?  Is Direct TV planning a series on Football.  How does this benefit football and the fans . . sorry, just don't get it.



Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

What I find funny, is the uncanny comparison of acting technique, and football skills!



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

This is racist. Oh wait thats only if it mocks African Americans right, or if an African American says its racist.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Peyton is a natural. His commercials are very funny.



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Good stuff. What the Manning Bros. lack in grace and agility, they make up for with humor and intelligence.



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Hilarious...! Iwould watch that at least once...lol



Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Why Romo and Brady? Romo sucks mo  ethan Eli and Brady is a house husband (yes im a pats fan) How about Brees and Ryan? Sounds more entertaining to me. I want Brady taking his kids for walks and studing film and playbooks.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

so corny it was hilarious.  but yes eli couldn't throw a straight pass like that if it were a christmas gift given by santa claus himself.  he throws more knuckleballs than tim wakefield.


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