This is the last moment in your life that you don’t know what F.O.Y.P. stands for. Once you see Peyton and Eli Manning’s new commercial for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Max, the F.O.Y.P. rap will be stuck in your head whether you like it or not. From a music standpoint, that’s a nuisance — like a pool-water-in-your-ear-level nuisance — but the Brothers Manning, who’ve both hosted Saturday Night Live, throw themselves into the boy-band roles. It’s not just the spray tan and atrocious wigs, folks — it’s the attitude. Watch them rap about the best place to watch football.
Both Mannings are funny, but I have to give the comedy edge to Eli for the lyric, “It’s like I spilled milk all over your blouse, by acc-i-dent — or on purpose. It’s like the milk is like football and your blouse… is the phone.”
Still, I’m not sure the Mannings have topped their last collaboration for DirecTV, 2011’s “Football Cops,” which also featured a cameo from their father, Archie. I was really upset when this pilot didn’t make it to air.