Clay Matthews: Next Stop, Groupies
With victory comes notoriety.
With a world championship, All-Pro status, endearing personality, golden mane and the build of Thor, comes super-stardom. Clay Matthews appears to be there on the football field, but now he has joined the ranks of current and former Packer players who have achieved celebrity away from the gridiron as well. He’s a commercial star.
Brett Favre dropped by in There’s something about Mary, Gilbert Brown mowed through
microwaved-mystery-meat the Gilbert Burger for Burger King, Aaron Rodgers apparently — I said apparently – has a few ESPN personalities looking for more than just an interview, and now Mr. Matthews is all over TV like it’s Kevin Kolb. But in a good way.
For those (like me) – yes I’m late to the party – who haven’t glimpsed the new Nike/Dick’s Sporting Goods commercial featuring Clay Matthews “blowing up” and attempting to sell Nike Carbon Fly Cleats, enjoy. We’ve all seen the countless sacks and on-field highlights, but these ads are gold,
Jerry Clay, gold.
And Muscle Milk:
“sports” in Spanish ESPN:
…and (videos included) the WWE, and Jim Rome, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Leno, and Suave ads. When the season begins these will all become moot, but for now, it’s all in good fun. And as long as Matthews stays off of TMZ and focused, which he will, I say the more the better.