Monday, January 16, 2006

Arrogant Jock ?

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I see where your comming from but i just dont agree so much. I dont think the intent was arrogant and for petyon to show off, i mean how often do you see peyton manning show off, really the only time i can think of him ever showing off was just recently in the jets game. but that even wasn't excessive he just spiked the ball...

i dunno, it is a funny commercial though.

D Caff!!!