August 8, 2013 in Sports

NFL notes: Manning brothers rap video goes viral

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Jay Z and 50 Cent had better watch out. The rap world has a couple of wigged-out new stars – E-Z and $17.5-Mil.

Quarterbacks and Super Bowl MVPs Eli and Peyton Manning burst onto the music scene this week with a three-minute rap videotape in which they promote “Football On Your Phone” for DirectTV.

The commercial starts out with the Mannings sitting in barber chairs, wearing wigs that mimicked hair styles of the 1960s and ‘70s. Eli has a frizzy, curly-haired mop and Peyton wore a straight, long-hair wig worthy of any rocker.

The brothers filmed the humorous commercial in one day in their native New Orleans, extolling the value of watching football games on a phone, joking at one point that someone was actually using his phone as a phone.

Quick kicks

Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace returned to practice after being sidelined more than a week by a groin injury. … Justin Tuck missed practice with an undisclosed back problem, joining fellow New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on the injured list. … Veteran Chicago cornerback Kelvin Hayden will miss the entire season after tearing his left hamstring in practice. … Cleveland star running back Trent Richardson will not play in the club’s exhibition opener tonight against the St. Louis Rams as he continues to recover from an injured right shin. … Tennesse Titans wide receiver Marc Mariani is excited to play in tonight’s preseason opener nearly a year after a gruesome leg injury ended his season prematurely in 2012.

Second-round draft pick Menelik Watson’s first practice of training camp lasted less than 30 minutes Wednesday before the Oakland Raiders’ offensive lineman left the field after re-injuring a calf muscle in his left leg. … The situation at guard is tenuous at best for the Dallas Cowboys, who are reeling from the sudden retirement of former New York Jets guard Brandon Moore and injuries to last year’s starting guards, Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau. … The Jacksonville Jaguars were awarded fourth-year receiver Charly Martin off waivers from San Francisco, filling the team’s final roster spot.


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