DirecTV Strikes Gold Again With Manning Brothers Rap Sequel

It's a 'Fantasy Football Fantasy'

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.

 

CREDITS

Advertiser: DirecTV

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