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Old 12-12-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Why does a seasoned, very-well-paid, Pro-football player take the time and energy to do TV advertisements? It's not like they need $ or more exposure...

Now granted some are very funny...

Seen the one where Peyton and Eli are dressed like fairies???

Drew Brees with food thrown on his face, after a Clay Matthews fan (inadvertently) hits his plate of food with her arm???

Clay Matthews turning opposite team players "upside down" ... as in the ad, a plug for a razor that shaves upward strokes? (shaving on tv... )

Troy Polamalu...oh dear, the Heads and Shoulders spokesperson. I think he is beginning to take this too seriously...

So do they want even more exposure? Talk of any kind/visual presence during season must pay off somehow...
or maybe only to sell products for sponsors?
Or for fun?

All of the above?
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Money.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:11 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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My question would be why would a football player do TV ads when his team has never had a winning record

Cam Newton
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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If I were in a career field where I faced the constant threat of being violently forced into retirement, I'd take all the endorsement money I could get. With that, this commercial is so bad it's offensive:


Tom Brady Ugg For Men Commercial - YouTube
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Mo money, mo money, mo money. Exactly why they do it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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It is about the money, making it while you can. Being a small market, a few Packers are on national ads, more are in local market commercials. Many of them are on and have radio shows, local TV shows, Mike McCarthy has a show, too.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My question would be why would a football player do TV ads when his team has never had a winning record

Cam Newton
Because they pay him to do it. This isn't rocker surgery.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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My question would be why would a football player do TV ads when his team has never had a winning record

Cam Newton
Hey, the Play 60 commercial with Cam and the little boy talking about becoming a football player is hilarious! Little boy to Cam "And you can be my backup? And make Panthers fans forget about you? And become your mom's favorite player?"

Funny Cam Newton Commercial for PLAY 60 - YouTube
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Hey, the Play 60 commercial with Cam and the little boy talking about becoming a football player is hilarious! Little boy to Cam "And you can be my backup? And make Panthers fans forget about you? And become your mom's favorite player?"

Funny Cam Newton Commercial for PLAY 60 - YouTube
That commercial is hilarioius.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I love that ad plus the State Farm one where this girl goes into this long disertation about Rodgers QB play and dumping the pass off and he says is that a question, no just an observation!
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