Posted August 06, 2013

Manning brothers star in brilliant ‘Football on Your Phone’ ad

Archie's Boys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants
Peyton (left) and Eli Manning display rare form in a new ad for Direct TV.

Peyton (left) and Eli Manning may have a fall-back option if this football thing doesn’t work out.

Ever wanted to see Eli Manning or Peyton Manning rap? The correct answer to that is: “No. For the love of all that’s holy, no.” But prepare to change your opinion.

The brothers Manning have teamed up for DirecTV’s “Football on Your Phone” ad campaign, which the company launched with a thoroughly entertaining music video starring the two QBs. Without further ado …

I mean, the hair! The line, “There’s football on your phone, so now’s your chance, to have football on your phone and football in your pants”! Archie!

Eli and Peyton are no strangers to performing, from commercials to hosting Saturday Night Live. This one raised the bar, though, putting “Football on Your Phone” immediately into the pantheon of greatest commercials featuring athletes.

68 comments
6marK6
6marK6

I wish some other NFL players could get some attention. I have seen the brothers pitch every product in the world but tampons.

EvilMadMike
EvilMadMike

funny video. These guys are in some funny commercials

Aloha!
Aloha!

The Manning brothers just went from being two great quarterbacks, to being just another pair of dumb rednecks.

PigglyWinks
PigglyWinks

This is why DirectTV won't ever be the premiere method to watch TV.

djm4672
djm4672

Ok, pretty funny.  Still well behind Peyton's "sign a melon for my brother" ad and his training kids SNL skit.

DEJ1948
DEJ1948

Way too long.  I thought I was watching a mini-series.  Cut it back to no more than 30 seconds and it would be much better.  The Manning's ESPN commercial where Peyton and Eli are acting like five year olds runs about 15 seconds is way more entertaining. 

FeliciaFitzgerald
FeliciaFitzgerald

And another thing...

Where's the humor??? All I see is goofiness...

FeliciaFitzgerald
FeliciaFitzgerald

Yet another journalistic fubar:

Americans don't use the word "brilliant" to describe anything other than the intensity of light.


MarkCalasade
MarkCalasade

If every commercial were that funny, I would be less inclined to ignore them. :)

beercrackin'g8r
beercrackin'g8r

Peyton can do all he wants and Ill find it amusing...knowing he was 0 for Florida while at UT.

jason2
jason2

cant wait till they face off in the SB this year.

CaptKMan
CaptKMan

This awesome... Stupid but awesome!!!

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Will this f*king family ever go away? archie and mommy have got to let babies grow up. Where is the al and jesse followers crying 'racial slur' on this???? 

robobrien21
robobrien21

I think it will be funny if Eli gets 'freight trained' by an opposing defensive player, preferably a large lineman or linebacker.  

Keith7
Keith7

Complete and utter dogshiit. Anyone who thinks this is funny deserves to get their hands gnawed off by an orangutan.

john15
john15

@Aloha! stated lak a Real PineApple---is your boyfriend a phantom??

Mike26
Mike26

@djm4672 The United Way spoof for SNL was his best efforts ever.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@FeliciaFitzgerald Strange that you think that, because I'm American and I've commonly used that term to describe everything from intelligence to good ideas to impressive feats.

Just because your own vocabulary is narrow doesn't mean everyone else's is.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@beercrackin'g8r And yet Danny Wuerffel would trade those wins against UT for Peyton's NFL career in a heartbeat.

Mike26
Mike26

@jason2 That's silly.  The Giants have a pretty easy path but the Broncos don't have a chance in the AFC.

john15
john15

@WHO*IS*ESPN sorry,but their success will be there to Haunt you for the rest of your miserable life !!!

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@WHO*IS*ESPN Now I hope that they have kids that become well known football players.   Just to see you keep getting twisted in knots over it.

warechauncey
warechauncey

@WHO*IS*ESPN Create narratives much? Im black and I think this is silly. Silly funny. Being miserable must suck. 

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@Keith7Anyone who gets this stupidly judgemental over what trivial things other people might find funny deserves to have their sausage-like fingers broken so they can't post any more comments on the internet.

jimcrack
jimcrack

@Keith7 I think it's real funny


and the next orangutan I see is getting spanked!

BrianLature
BrianLature

@Keith7 could'nt agree more, bro. this is basically a ripoff of a lonely island video. except the people that should have been the cameo, were the entire video. andy samberg's weird bizarre faces would've made this funny.

Keith7
Keith7

@leehwgoc @Keith7 go back to your Peyton Manning fanboy message board and play on there. I'm sure they'll play this terrible commercial incessantly for you to jerk off to.