Eli Manning on His NFL Ad and Those Sweet Dirty Dancing Moves

A look back at 2018's joyful, hilarious return of touchdown celebrations

Eli Manning had never done any sort of choreographed touchdown celebration in his career, and he isn't exactly Johnny Castle, either. Yet he was the perfect choice, along with Odell Beckham Jr., when the NFL picked two players to star in a Super Bowl commercial announcing the return of touchdown celebrations to the league. In our latest episode looking back at Super Bowl classics, Eli tells us all about the making of the 2018 spot—which endeared him not only to Super Bowl viewers but, amazingly, to Patriots and Eagles fans as well.

Featuring:

  • Michele Tafoya, NFL Sideline Reporter 
  • Danny Robinson, Chief Creative Officer, The Martin Agency
  • Tiffany Rolfe, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
  • Tim Nudd, Editor in Chief, Clio Awards and Muse by Clio
  • Eli Manning, Former NFL Quarterback
  • Tyler Cameron, Television Personality & Model

Check out more Super Bowl Classics below.


Always 'Like a Girl,' From Online Viral Hit to Super Bowl Champion


The Sad, Somber Hilarity of Monster.com's 'When I Grow Up'


Chrysler and Eminem's Epic Salute to Detroit and Its Auto Industry


The Enduring Charm of Coke's Mean Joe Greene Ad


The Night Alexa Lost Her Voice but Spoke Louder Than Ever


The NFL's Epic Super Bowl Ad That Was 100 Years in the Making


When Every Ad Was a #TideAd: How P&G Hijacked the Super Bowl


Nothing but Net: Jordan and Bird's Epic Showdown for McDonald's


How Reebok's Terry Tate Smashed His Way Into Super Bowl History


Cindy Crawford for Pepsi: Two Icons, One Perfect Super Bowl Ad


Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' ... the Cutest Super Bowl Ad Ever?


How Doritos and Mountain Dew Created a Rap Battle for the Ages


Betty White and Snickers: A Match Made in Super Bowl Heaven

Tim Nudd
Tim Nudd is editor in chief of the Clio Awards, editor of Muse by Clio, and host of the podcast Tagline. He is the former creative editor of Adweek.

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