Yesterday we told you about someone screaming “Papa John’s” as Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning called out an audible. Now it isn’t entirely clear who made the call, but I’d be willing to bet it was a bunch of clever Eagles defenders trying to screw with Peyton. Pretty funny, but let’s also focus on the economic issue in play here: a company inadvertently received free publicity during an NFL telecast. We live in a Rovellian era, where everything MUST be turned into a branding exercise, flipped upside down, and every last nickel shaken out of it’s pocket. Even trolling.
Might we be entering a new era of NFL sponsorships? It’s possible. Can’t afford to get your name on the stadium? Well, you’re in luck. Because it seems there’s a new way to get name-dropped into an NFL broadcast at a fraction of the cost. The opportunities are endless.
Don’t believe me? Here are just a few examples of potential taunting audible calls available to you, the dollar-conscious fledgeling brand manager:
Sam Bradford – Switzer Family Vineyards
Joe Flacco – Windows Zune
EJ Manuel – Ralph Wilson Industries
Andy Dalton – Coppertone
Brian Hoyer – Cleveland WhitePages
Jay Cutler – Brody Jenner
Matthew Stafford – Florida Georgia Line
Russell Wilson – Baby Gap
Matt Schaub – Kingsford Lighter Fluid
Andrew Luck – L.L.Bean
Blaine Gabbert – Pert Plus
Eli Manning – Scratch-N-Sniff Markers
Alex Smith – Maximum Fitness Resistance Arm Bands
Ben Roethlisberger – The Chive
Matt Cassel – Summit Racing Seat Warmers
Carson Palmer – RunPee.com
Mike Glennon – Young & Reckless
Geno Smith – New York Post
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Red Delicious Apples
Tony Romo – QuickPic
Phillip Rivers – The 700 Club
Colin Kaepernick – Chicago Cubs
Michael Vick – Chips Ahoy!
Robert Griffin III – CVS Knee Braces
Matt Flynn – A1A Car Wash
Tom Brady – Uggs
Matt Ryan – Natural Ice
Ryan Tannehill – SnapChat
Josh Freeman – Adderall
Drew Brees – Wrangler
Aaron Rogers – United Dairy Farmers
Cam Newton – Samsonite
I want more like this!
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