Pitchman Peyton Manning strikes again with funny Gatorade ads

Frank Schwab

Michael Jordan set the bar forever for athletes selling products, but Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn't too far behind.

Manning is starring in a new series of commercials for Gatorade, in which people come into a convenience store to buy the sports drink, only to be denied because they haven't sweat enough to earn it. In the ad above, the clerk calls in his "store manager," played by Manning, and Manning tells the customer to work up a sweat by running deep to catch the bottle, but makes him do some laps around the store. Like most of Manning's commericials, he has a great, dry delivery that makes it pretty funny.

In another, a woman isn't allowed to buy the drink because the clerk can't see any sweat on her. Manning comes in and throws the bottle to the back of the store.

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Manning has done very well for himself making commercials. If we've learned anything the past couple years from Manning's ads, we can expect to see these Gatorade commercials roughly a billion times during this NFL season.

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Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!