You remember those endearing rap videos that Eli and Peyton Manning made in 2013 (Football on Your Phone) and 2014 (Fantasy Football Fantasy) for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket? Well, the Mannings are going to have some company when DirecTV films its new advertising campaign for 2015.

The satellite provider announced that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Indianapolis Colts signal caller Andrew Luck will be joining Peyton and Eli when the ads finally come out this summer. In a press release, DirecTV said it had “drafted” Luck and Romo to join its NFL Sunday Ticket team:

The picks add even more muscle to DIRECTV’s 2015 sports marketing depth chart topped by current co-captains Peyton and Eli Manning, who have been DIRECTV spokesmen for more than a decade. Romo and Luck, who signed multi-year agreements, will join the Manning brothers in a wide variety of public relations, advertising and marketing activities to promote DIRECTV’s exclusive NFL football subscription service that is included at no extra charge with qualifying packages in new customer offers this year.

“Every year, I look forward to seeing what hilarious videos or ads DIRECTV is going to come up with next for its NFL SUNDAY TICKET campaign,” said Romo. “I’m thrilled to now be a part of it, although I think I’m going to need to polish up my acting and comedy chops to keep up with Peyton and Eli.”

“There are a handful of products and ad campaigns that guys in the locker room pay attention to, and NFL SUNDAY TICKET is definitely one of them,” said Luck. “I’m expecting a healthy dose of trash talk from teammates.”

We look forward to what DirecTV will present with Luck, the Mannings Eli and Payton as well as with Romo, and of course, we’ll be sure to post the videos when they’re released.

Just for good measure, we also provide you with the Mannings’ Football Cops video from 2011.


About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.