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Tom Brady’s opponents make terrible TV commercials.
You know the entire story of Peyton Manning who for years now has moonlighted as a Papa John’s pizza waitress.
If he isn’t selling pizza, Manning is hawking cheap auto insurance in case you are hit by a bus or refrigerator, likely scenarios in the NFL.
Manning also sells cars. Sometimes we have a hard time figuring out what product he has placed in his self-promoting commercials.
This week’s bad TV huckster is Aaron Rodgers.
We all know Aaron from rumors about his peccadilloes off the field. It didn’t help that for years he did commercials in which an androgynous Packer fan with cheese on his head chased Rogers all over the countryside.
If you are going to have a stalker, make sure you double-check your rear view mirror because your rear may be in view.
Nowadays the stalking stalk of cheese stalker has been retired in favor of two musclemen with Schwarzenegger accents. These guys in fat suits want to remake Aaron in the form of a male pinup model.
We half expect his next costar will be a gecko or a gerbil.
All we can add about Tom and his high-toned salespitches is Uggh. Tom’s commercials generally run the gamut from film noir to artsy museum piece.
If the style of Manning and Rodgers is a hot tub time machine, then Tom’s approach is more in the line of last year at Marienbad, or a bad perfume commercial. We must blame Giselle’s friends at the New York agencies.