SI Vault
 
That's Show Biz
Sarah Thurmond
July 24, 2006
Eight NFLers sang, danced and mugged for a new commercial
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
July 24, 2006

That's Show Biz

Eight NFLers sang, danced and mugged for a new commercial

View CoverRead All Articles

"PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE meets the NFL." That's how director Bryan Barber describes the soon-to-air ads for the new NFL Network show NFL Replay, which this fall will rebroadcast the top four games of each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Shot last month on a soundstage in Culver City, Calif., the spots feature eight players ( Tony Gonzalez, Chad Johnson, Keyshawn Johnson, Ray Lewis, Willis McGahee, Clinton Portis, Warren Sapp and Jeremy Shockey) lip-synching and dancing to an edgy version of the BusBoys' Did You See Me. "Some players were a little uncomfortable in front of the camera," said Barber, who directed OutKast's Hey Ya! video. "But Warren Sapp (above) loved it. He's a ham. You have to tear him away from the camera."

1