Eli and Peyton Manning are back to rapping for DirecTV, and it's still pretty glorious.
Last summer, the pro footballers and the satellite provider graced us with "Football on Your Phone." Now they're using song to hawk DirecTV's dedicated fantasy football channel as a dream come true in its own right.
Like the first spot, "Fantasy Football Fantasy" leans hard into its own stupidity, delivering a 3-minute blitz that builds from a football filled with nachos to an auto-tuned Eli Manning floating in space, and includes cameos from Chris Johnson and Joe Namath.
It's not dissimilar in spirit from Toyota's Swagger Wagon joke-rap work, which also made a recent comeback after a much longer hiatus. But the new DirecTV ad manages to be less cringeworthy, probably by being more insane.
So, extra points to the broadcast brand's agency, Grey in New York, for not dropping the ball on the sequel.
Full credits after the jump.
Spot Title: "Fantasy Football Fantasy"
First Air Date: Aug. 11
Agency: Grey, New York
President, Chief Creative Director: Tor Myhren
Executive Creative Director: Dan Kelleher
Group Creative Directors: Doug Fallon, Steven Fogel
Creatives: Kim Nguyen, Marques Gartrell
Agency Executive Producer: Andrew Chinich
Agency Producer: Lindsay Myers
Agency Music Producer: Zachary Pollakoff
Account Team: Chris Ross, Beth Culley, Anna Pogosova, Meredith Savatsky, Eddie Mele
Production Company: DNA, Hollywood, Calif.
Director: Director X
Executive Producers: Missy Galanida, Patricia Judice
Producer: Justin Diener
Production Supervisor: Tara Martin
Director of Photography: Omer Ganai
Editorial Executive Producer: Maura Woodward, Cosmo Street
Editorial Producer: Heather Richardson, Cosmo Street
Editor: Tom Scherma, Cosmo Street
Assistant Editor: Dave Otte, Cosmo Street
Mixer, Sound Designer: David Wolfe for Mister Bronx Audio
Music: Butter Music & Sound
Creative Director : Andrew Sherman
Executive Producer: Ian Jeffreys
Producer, Mixer: Glen Cavanaugh
Additional Vocal Mixing: Richard Furch, mixHaus studios
On-Set Recording Services: Studio 101
Visual Effects: Method Studios
Visual Effects Supervisors: Jay Hawkins, Doug Luka
Producer: Carlos Herrera
Casting: Caballero Casting; Avenue 3 Casting