Don’t Be The Cable You…Get DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket

Last week, I wrote about some DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket ads starring a retired Peyton Manning. Now there are more funny spots. There’s the DirecTV you who once saved Tony Romo from a burning building (I hope his shoulder was OK), does karaoke with Eli Manning, and saves puppies with Andrew Luck. The cable you once saved a sandwich for the ride home, puts on his coat like a toddler, and likes a good turtleneck. An additional campaign “Now You Can” is mostly notable because we see Eli Manning dressed as a banana. DirecTV’s NFL commercials are a national jewel.

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DirecTV: Peyton Manning Now Spends His Sunday Mornings At The Grocery Store

After 18 seasons, Peyton Manning retired from the NFL back in March. But life goes on, and Peyton still needs things to do on Sunday. So he now spends his Sunday mornings shopping at the grocery store in his bathrobe, and extolling the virtues of DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket to a disinterested cashier. And since those football checks aren’t coming in anymore, Peyton uses coupons. A fiscally savvy move. Other spots show Peyton spending his Sunday mornings at the park, and talking to his brother Eli, who’s about to play. Lionel Richie offers a parody of his song “Easy.”

 

Gatorade Showcases Peyton Manning’s Letters

Peyton Manning retired this March after 18 seasons in the NFL. His last season was a tough one featuring injuries, multiple controversies, and the worst statistics of his career. But the Broncos won the Super Bowl, and Peyton left on top. In this new Gatorade spot, we learn that Peyton Manning sent out hundreds of handwritten letters to people in all walks of life…teammates, rivals, coaches, family and friends, other athletes, and dedicated fans. Some of the letters are read aloud by those who received them, resulting in a stirring and touching tribute of an ad. Great stuff.

DirecTV: The Manning Brothers Star In “Football On Your Phone”

This new video from DirecTV, created by Grey New York, has become an instant hit…racking up more than 2 million views on YouTube since being released yesterday. I’m not sure I’d call it good, but it’s absurd, hilarious and massively memorable. Something you just can’t stop watching. Peyton and Eli Manning have cultivated very goofy, marketable images that are on full display here. There’s even a cameo from their dad, Archie Manning. And the song is ridiculously catchy too. Did you know that you can watch football on your phone?

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Deion Sanders Is Still DirecTV’s Football Fairy (With Eli Manning Now!)

Last year, DirecTV introduced an odd campaign to promote its NFL Sunday Ticket package. It featured Deion Sanders as some sort of football fanatic fairy/fly on the wall. And now, the campaign continues and also has a winged Eli Manning! Still weird.

Peyton and Eli Manning: Football Cops

There’s an NFL lockout so the players need something to do. Enter Peyton and Eli Manning: Football Cops.

It’s a little hard to tell whether this is just an advertising campaign for DirecTV, or whether it’s going to be an actual web series. In any case, it looks incredible. And a small part of me wants the NFL lockout to continue so the Manning brothers have more time for these.

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