Pey­ton’s new place: Man­ning lobs one-lin­ers in TV ads

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Pey­ton Man­ning is every­where. Ex­cept on foot­ball fields. Re­cently cleared by the NFL of any wrong­do­ing in an HGH in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Man­ning is back at his sec­ond-best pas­time — com­edy — with three new com­mer­cials for DirecTV ti­tled “Pey­ton on Sun­day Morn­ings.”

In one, he sits on a park bench in his bathrobe talk­ing with an el­derly man who ad­vises him “to work as long as you can.” All the while, Lionel Richie is ser­e­nad­ing them.

Richie’s singing is in the back­ground in an­other ad. Man­ning, at home in a bathrobe, calls younger brother Eli, invit­ing him to come over and watch all the games. Eli in­forms Pey­ton of other plans: “I’m play­ing.”

In the other spot, Pey­ton, again in bathrobe, is do­ing some food shop­ping, hand­ing the cashier crum­pled coupons. He is check­ing out at Aisle 18, of course.

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