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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 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: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

I couldn't understand a thing Archie was saying . What was that he was speaking ? Loatian ? Mandrin maybe ?



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

I did see Archie Manning play. He was very good he just played for the Saints.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

That "Gravy-trainer" made those two what they are today.  For you who never saw Archie play, he was not bad.  What a dumb thing to say, Savage Lizard.



Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

What does that mean?  He knows.   Funny stuff, of course I'm sure any anti-manning person will have some good jokes on this one.  It's still pretty funny.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Not surprised to see Archie in there gravy-training off the kids again.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

I'm surprised Eli's pass at that guys chest wasn't intercepted.



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Well at least they have been using their time "wisely?". It is pretty funny though.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 22, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

They need to host Saturday Night Live together. Payton was already the best Athlete to ever host that show. Now if you add little brother to the mix, it will be golden.



Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: June 22, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

Consider this:  Chad Pennington tore his ACL playing basketball for some charity bs, and Eli and Peyton are out taking out gang members and saving chicks from being blown to pieces.   this proves that Pennington is truly a subpar athlete!




Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: June 22, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Peyton, Eli doing 'Football Cops' for DirecTV

This show brings the intensity in 10 cities!!!!


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