ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Just in time for football season, the rapping Manning brothers are back with another tune to get stuck in your head.
A year after making their rap music debut with “Football on Your Phone,” Peyton and Eli Manning are back rapping in a new commercial, DirecTV’s “Fantasy Football Fantasy.”
Gone are the wigs the quarterbacks wore in their rap debut that mimicked hairstyles of the 60s and 70s. Now, they’re decked out in modern-day duds, Peyton starts out in a white T-shirt and Eli in gray with a straight-brimmed baseball cap, then both of them sport black and white suits, Peyton with a long tie, Eli with a bow tie.
The three-minute rap video starts with Eli asking his brother if he’s watching some football.
A fog machine kicks in shortly thereafter – along with the scantily clad dancers.
“Back at ‘em,” Eli says.
Their football fantasy includes an “end zone that ends in a waterfall,” and “a shower that showers you with tiny footballs.” And it finishes with Eli auto-tuning in outer space with a winged horse and his dad, Archie.
Also making cameo appearances are Joe Namath and Chris Johnson along with three of Peyton Manning’s offensive linemen in Denver: Orlando Franklin, Ryan Clady and Louis Vasquez.
The Broncos begin their stretches every day with music blaring from a loud speaker at their Dove Valley complex, and of course Monday it started with “Fantasy Football Fantasy.”