NFL Shop Shows A Man Wearing A Ridiculous Light-Up Raiders Sweater At Christmas Dinner

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland/soon to be Las Vegas Raiders have one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL. It’s the kind of thing that can cause discord between fans. Here we see a man going to his in-laws’ Christmas dinner. He tries to wear a Raiders jersey…she says no. So he goes one better and dons this ridiculous light-up Raiders ugly Christmas sweater. Her family are all Chiefs fans, and they don’t look amused. I’m quite amused, however. Jen Flanagan plays the wife…anyone know who’s the husband?

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Bears And Packers Play On An Amazon Stream

On Thursday September 28, the Bears and Packers will play a game on the Amazon Prime stream. It’s the first time Amazon’s had it…Twitter had the rights to streaming last year. So they have an amusing new ad to promote it. Amazon’s spot is faux-documentary style with a David Attenborough soundalike, and it shows literal (well, CGI) bears and packers playing football along an Amazonian stream. Pretty on the nose, and pretty damn funny too.

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.

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.”

 

Pantene Shows NFL Players Doing Their Daughters’ Hair

The NFL is a league with all sorts of PR problems. So it’s nice to see a commercial that demonstrates a softer side to NFL stars. And that’s exactly what happens in this Pantene spot, created by Grey. DeAngelo Williams, Jason Witten, and Benjamin Watson all give (and struggle to give) their young daughters a “Dad-Do.” Aww.

Football Is Family: Eric Dickerson Remembers Walter Payton

As the NFL playoffs kick off today, I turn to this commercial. If you’re a football fan (or a human being with feelings), you’ll probably be touched by Eric Dickerson reminiscing about his old friend and competitor, Walter Payton.

DirecTV’s “Petite Randy Moss” Is Funny, But Some Sell It Short

Being a short male (I’m 5’5″), I’ve learned to deal. There are obvious shortcomings (pun absolutely intended). Many women eschew shorter men and we make less on average than our taller brethren. But there’s no non-painful way to gain height, so it’s best to just accept yourself and have a sense of humor. Which leads me to DirecTV’s new NFL Sunday Ticket commercial featuring former (well, probably) great Randy Moss. It’s the same formula of the Rob Lowe campaign, except now it has Randy Moss, who has DirecTV, and petite Randy Moss, who has cable. It’s pretty funny. But more sensitive men, perhaps with Napoleon complexes, are outraged. One of the obvious jokes, for those in the know, is that Moss is one of the tallest wide receivers to play the game. So lighten up, guys. I mean, I too hate it when they put the “fruity munch” on the top shelf. It’ll be interesting to see if this commercial lasts, or gets pulled because of the easily offended.

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