'Pee-Wee's Playhouse meets the NFL.' That's how director Bryan Barber describes the soon-to-air ads for the new NFL Network show NFL Replay. The spots feature eight players, including Warren Sapp, lip-synching and dancing to an edgy version of the BusBoys' Did You See Me.
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'Warren Sapp loved it. He's a ham. You have to tear him away from the camera,' the director said.
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Chad Johnson took longer than the other performers, but didn't mind: 'There were a lot of girls around, so everyone was happy.'
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Keyshawn Johnson broke his no-dancing-in-commercials rule. 'The girls had such energy, I started rolling with it,' he said -- though he refused to sing.
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Ray Lewis learned the words to the song he had to sing moments before the shoot, yet finished in a swift half hour.
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Willis McGahee was confident before the shoot: 'I sing in the shower, so ... I can make it happen on stage.'
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McGahee may look bashful, but he had plenty of swagger on set.
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The chameleonlike Clinton Portis wore four outfits in a six-hour shoot.
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Portis will appear next to himself in uniform in the final commercial.
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Portis is no stranger to costumes. He often appears in disguise during the season.
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Jeremy Shockey balked when a stylist offered a curling iron, saying, 'Hey, I'm a football player.'
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