Sure, we watch sports to, you know watch sports. The action, the excitement, the drama, the wins, the losses — if you can’t be at a game, catching it on TV is the next best thing. And with TV comes commercials. The games might be entertaining, but the ads can be just as good, especially when they feature athletes. Here are a few that make us laugh out loud!
The Hoopers, Robbed! (State Farm)
DeAndre Jordan (as mom) says someone stole rings from the house. Chris Paul (dad), Kevin Garnett (grandpa), and even Damian Lillard (baby) remind Jordan that he has no rings, as in championship rings. Garnett then fans under his nose. Someone needs a diaper change!
Sibling Rivalry (SportsCenter)
Anchor John Anderson gives the Manning family a tour of the ESPN offices. QBs Peyton and Eli lag behind the group, picking on each other and pointing accusatory fingers when dad Archie turns around. The, err, kicker comes at the end as Peyton plants his shoe firmly on Eli's butt when no one is looking.
Just Like Cam? (NFL Play 60)
Cam Newton meets young Nate, who imagines growing up to be like Newton, taking the QB's job, making Panthers fans forget about him, and becoming his mom's favorite player. "Whoa," says Newton. Nate then deadpans, as he stretches, "I'm just loosening my arm."
Cold Cuts! Whooo! (Geico)
"Did you know that former pro football player Ickey Woods will celebrate almost anything?" this commercial asks. Cut to Woods doing his famous Ickey Shuffle end zone dance upon hearing his number called at the deli counter. The other customers are perplexed, to say the least.
Getting Schooled (NFL on Xbox One)
In Game Day Evolution 101, Drew Brees plays the eager beaver, Clay Matthews plays the slacker, Richard Sherman plays the nerd, and Marshawn Lynch plays the guy who sneaks into class at the end, pretending he's been there the whole time. The professor, of course, is wearing athletic shorts.
Not a Bit Brave (Verizon)
A fan walks into an NFL training room thinking he's all cool — until a trainer comes by and pops a player's dislocated finger back into place. There's a crunch... and then the fan faints and falls off the table. "You wouldn't make it in pro football," says the voiceover.