Video: Ten best Peyton Manning commercials
So the Broncos' year hasn't started off exactly like we hoped. That's okay: It's a long season. But if you still need some cheering up, you've come to the right place. As longtime fans of the NFL know, Peyton Manning can't say no to a good (and often bad) commercial opportunity. Below are our ten favorite Peyton Manning-related commercials. (And yes, the tapenade one made the cut.)
Frequently teaming up with younger brother Eli, Peyton has developed quite the reputation as a down-to-earth dude who has the ability to be genuinely funny at times, a rare feat in today's sports world -- and a good remedy for post-game melancholy.
10. MasterCard's Gift Finder
This commercial almost doesn't work -- almost. But because Peyton Manning is an extraordinarily awesome human being, he pulls it off. The problem: Peyton is one of the smartest quarterbacks in the NFL. Here, he's a little too dense. This would be a much better commercial for former Bronco (and current infant impersonator) Jay Cutler.
9. MasterCard's World MasterCard
This is the Peyton Manning we love: confident, caustic and comfortable enough to go on a Sunday-morning hike knowing he still has to hand Philip Rivers his lunch later that afternoon. Sadly for Cleveland, having its opposing quarterbacks choke on assorted fruit basket items is about the only way the team can actually win a game these days.
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