Ben Roethlisberger & Joe Montana To Sing in Super Bowl XXXIX Commercial
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Patrick Pantano, NFL Films, 904-391-4201
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THE DUO JOIN NINE OTHER NFL STARS TO PROMOTE NFL NETWORK IN 60-SECOND SUPER BOWL SPOT
Gridiron Greats to Sing Broadway Tune “Tomorrow”
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Super Bowl legend Joe Montana, along with nine other NFL stars will see if their singing ability matches their football ability when they collaborate for this year’s NFL Network Super Bowl commercial to air during FOX’s broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIX.
“I would rather have been playing in the Super Bowl, but I appreciate NFL Network giving me an opportunity to sing the blues away,” said Roethlisberger.
“I can certainly relate to all the players who participated in this commercial,” said three-time Super Bowl MVP Montana. “I have been fortunate enough to win the big game, but it never stopped me from thinking about “tomorrow” and trying to get there again.”
The following is a list of NFL personalities in addition to Roethlisberger and Montana who participate in this year’s commercial:
– Jon Gruden (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) + his 3 sons
– Marvin Lewis & Chad Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals)
– Curtis Martin (New York Jets)
– Steve McNair (Tennessee Titans)
– Roy Williams (Dallas Cowboys)
– Daunte Culpepper (Minnesota Vikings)
– Byron Leftwich & Ephraim Salaam (Jacksonville Jaguars)
In a sequel to last year’s Super Bowl spot when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Bill Parcells joined a dozen NFL stars to sing “Tomorrow,” from the Broadway musical “Annie,” this group of NFL personalities have been selected to belt out their rendition in a 60-second spot.
The commercial features NFL stars around the league disappointed that they are not in Super Bowl XXXIX. They take consolation that on February 7 all teams will be undefeated and preparing for a new season with dreams of winning Super Bowl XL. The theme is tied together by the song “Tomorrow” (the sun will come out) and communicates that football season never ends on NFL Network, which serves as the fans’ post-Super Bowl remedy. NFL Network covers the Pro Bowl, NFL Combine, the NFL Draft, mini-camp, training camp, and preseason games.
“It’s clear we have a talented group of athletes for this commercial,” said Judy Fearing, senior vice president of consumer marketing for NFL Network. “We will let the American public decide whether that talent includes singing.”
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