DENVER -- The Manning brothers are back, starring again in new Gatorade ads that encourage people to do something for their favorite sports drink.
We have grown used to getting a laugh from those commercials Peyton and Eli Manning have made over the years, from Nationwide to playing footsie behind their dad in the locker room.
But this year, along with Houston Texan J.J. Watt, the brothers have teamed up with Gatorade to come up with the ‘You don’t sweat it You don’t get it’ spots. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is joined by his brother, New York Giants quarterback Eli, pretending to be coaches as people try to get drinks from a vending machine.
Child psychologist Cheryl Ziegler said there are a couple of things at play here, competing and participating.
“There’s also the balance of like having fun,” said Ziegler. “They have opened the door and are doing a great service to our young people. Work hard play hard, we need those are the type of people we need giving that message out.”
All of this comes at a time when Pittsburgh Steeler, James Harrison gave back his kids participation awards, telling their coach, his youngsters need, “Earn a trophy.”
While parents of each generation have different ways of giving young people lessons, these actions and commercials are certainly giving them something to think about.
The ads are part of the "Sweat it to get it" promotion by Gatorade, and the Mannings encourage students to silly exercises to purchase the drinks.
Watch the different commercials below: