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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! 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: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:01 pm

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

who cares if you like or dislike either qb. those moustaches are awesome. i could see a rivalry duo in the squad named tom brady and tony romo. minetti and grimes.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 10:41 am

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Why so much hatred toward Eli!?!?!?  LMAO!!!  How many NFL QB's have rings?  And please dont say it was the still gotta get the ball there...

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: June 23, 2011 10:05 am

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Surprised Eli's daddy didn't do his talking for him. Eli is a gutless, privileged turd.

And that mustache fits him.

Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:23 am

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

That is pretty funny. Now if Eli could really throw the ball that well in a game.

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:52 am

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

haha, nice job love the mustaches and porn star names. Book the bros on reno 911 already

Since: Nov 11, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 11:27 pm

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Thanks for posting a video that I thought was more humorous that The Stay At Home Dad. The bad guy's reactions getting hit in the head with the football made me LOL.  The guy getting burned alive looked brutal.  The Manning Bros. having sweet mustaches especially the 1 on Eli AKA C.J. Hunter.  The woman in the red dress is a hottie! Cool

Since: Feb 12, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:40 pm

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Couldn't agree more with you Savage...Archie all but disappeared until his sons came along.  Not to say he wasn't a good quarterback and all, but I mean, come on.  You didn't hear much from Archie until Peyton came along, and then he came in and helped little Eli with that whole draft thing...what a douche!  Love the face of Eli when the Chargers drafted him anyway...have that picture on a t-shirt.  Classic look!

Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:29 pm

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Ha, It was Ok, But not up to Peyton's Comedy standards he hit a high level with SNL a few yrs ago, that is hard to follow up, he's a funny dude and laid back , I drank a few beers with him back in 98 in jackson hole, wyoming. GO Colts! but yet I grew up a falcons fan! 

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:10 pm

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Archie was a great QB who played for a team who did not have a winning season from 1967 to 1987. For example, in 1978 he made the Pro Bowl. He was ranked third in passing in the NFL with a team that was 7-9. In 1979, he also made the Pro Bowl while ranked 12th in the league when the team had the best season during his tenure. If I recall correctly, during one of the Pro Bowls, he outshone all the QB's.
Growing up my idol was Staubach, but watching Archie was exciting. Too bad he never played for a great team in his prime.

Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:04 pm

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Gravy Trainer, who do you think played first, it was just his lousy luck to play for the Saints, I watched him play, and he 
was a great player on a bad team.   Funny ad though. 

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