I am glad that I am not the only one who is annoyed by the Peyton Manning commercials for Mastercard. John Miller, writing in The Corner regards them in much the way that I do:
"The ads with Peyton Manning, who won't be appearing in this year's
Superbowl, are funny, as he acts like a crazed fan cheering on
everyday people as they perform ordinary jobs. The one where he
asks the grocery store stockboy to sign a loaf of bread for his
little brother is especially funny. But these commercials also leave
a bad taste in my mouth. They show a football superstar mocking the
enthusiams of his fans, and suggest that grocery store stockboys are
less worthy of applause than sports jocks. There's something
fundamentally arrogant about this."
Admit it. It reminds you of the captain of your high school football team. You secretly hated the guy then and were thrilled when you heard he grew up to drive truck.