June 28, 2011

From Quarterback to Cop; The Manning’s do it all

Filed under: Sports — Giorgio Varlaro @ 3:52 am

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Since all NFL players have more free time than their used too, some have taken advantage, like Eli and Peyton Manning, starring in a new Direc TV series ‘Football Cops’. The title reveals the exact premise of the entire show. Both Manning brothers pose as former football players who turn into cops.

Peyton plays as Mike Tahoe and Eli plays as C.J. Hunter. Peyton’s character was living the dream as a big-league quarterback until a personal tragedy brought him back to the mean streets of his childhood. Tahoe (Peyton) vows to bring those who wronged him to swift justice with his biggest rival Hunter (Eli). Both Tahoe and Hunter grew up together as orphans in a home for wayward boys. Each overcame the odds, and became successful sports stars. Now both are the only hope for the rigged streets they originally called home.

The show, which has aired three times now, has had mixed reviews. Maybe fans aren’t used to seeing each longer than 30 seconds, as each have made quite a name for themselves in television ads. Peyton even had the chance to star on Saturday Night Live in March of 2007.

“Nobody escapes the long arms of the law” is the slogan of the show.

Maybe these two athletes should stick to their day jobs, but you can’t blame them for trying something different with the NFL still trying to come to agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Watch ‘Football Cops’ at


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