(Screenshot from the Frito-Lay "Twas the Night Before Kickoff" commercial on YouTube)
Super Bowl week is upon us and leading up to the big game on Sunday some of the highly anticipated commercials will be either released or teased. Frito-Lay released their "Twas the Night Before Super Bowl" advertisement on YouTube on Monday afternoon. In the commercial, former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch narrates the famous Christmas poem but with a football theme. It's also a sequel to the beginning of the season when Lynch narrated the "Twas the Night Before Kickoff" advertisement done by Frito-Lay.
Along with Lynch, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Archie Manning, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman, legendary former Steelers players Terry Bradshaw and Jerome Bettis, and Deion Sanders are featured in the commercial.
In the Steelers part of the advertisement, Bradshaw and Bettis argue why it's called "The Immaculate Reception," as Bradshaw thinks it should be called "The Immaculate Pass." Bettis tells Bradshaw that the "pass was below the man's (Franco Harris) ankle." Bradshaw fires back that it was an "easy catch." Bettis then tells Bradshaw that he couldn't make that catch and they try to reenact the play, which concludes with the 72-year-old Bradshaw falling through a table filled with snacks. Bettis filled with joy then tells Bradshaw, "I told you it wasn't that easy! I told you!"
You can watch the Frito-Lay 'Twas the Night Before Super Bowl' commercial and Bradshaw going through a table like he's a member of Bills Mafia in the link below.
On Monday, Bettis was on Super Bowl Live on the NFL Network and was asked about the Frito-Lay 'Twas the Night Before Super Bowl' commercial.
"What makes this commercial so epic is that you're going to have a lot of legends that's going to be participating, but with these legends, they culminate into 22 Super Bowl rings between all of us," Bettis said. Then the storylines about the commercial is so great. For example, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning, you would want to know what goes on in that household, and then you got Archie Manning as well. Troy Aikman trying to get in with Jerry Rice and Joe Montana. Would that really happen?
"Then the one with myself and Terry Bradshaw really trying to show him how difficult the Immaculate Reception was on the other side being a receiver because he's throwing it thinking, 'Aww, he could catch that, that's not a problem.' So just the commercial at a glance, it just talks about and does so many things that everybody would want to know about."