Monday, January 20, 2014

There's no NFL commercial like a Game of Thrones inspired NFL commercial

Yesterday was a great day for NFL fans, as we had the chance to watch both the AFC and NFC championship games.

The AFC match up was - spoiler alert! - a bit of a red wedding as Tom Brady and the Patriots who fell to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in a mostly boring game, but the NFC 49ers / Seahawks game was easily one of the most exciting of the season.

The good people of Austria (yes, Austria) knew this well in advance, apparently, as they created one of the most epic and amazingly inspired NFL commercials ever for the championship weekend - and I'm not just saying that because the commercial in question is an incredible mash-up of the iconic Game of Thrones opening animation sequence.

...Ok, so that's exactly why I'm saying it - but seriously, check it out!

I had no idea that your average Austrian even knew what American football was - let alone that it was officially a thing over there worthy of commercials with an actual budget but... damn.  Well played, Austria.  This easily kicks the shit out of the 30 different commercials for Budweiser and The Calling that we has to sit through over here.

(hat tip to SBnation)