NFL Vets Lance Briggs and Plaxico Burress Guest on ‘Now We’re Talking’ (VIDEO)
Now We’re Talking, the new series on Verizon’s go90 platform following former (fictional) NFL quarterbacks Tug Tanner (Tug Coker) and Tommy Arondall (Tommy Dewey) as they attempt to have a second career in sports broadcasting, is bringing in real NFL vets Lance Briggs (Chicago Bears) and Plaxico Burress (New York Jets and New York Giants) to lend a hand.
In the episode, “Tug Tanner and Tommy Arondall agree to call a high school football game in order to ‘get tape’ and prove that they are just as worthy of big time sportscasting opportunities as their more famous, more successful athlete peers,” Dewey previews. “Their plan derails when the young players start to ridicule them, pushing Tug and Tommy to seek revenge.”
“For us, the big thrill of shooting this episode was seeing how eager all of the real pro athletes were to embrace their inner actors,” he adds. “And—forgive the sports metaphor—they knocked it out of the park. With these athletes’ participation, we were able to blend fantasy and reality in a way that makes this show stand out.”
Watch an exclusive clip as Briggs and Burress throw a little shade at Tug, much to his chagrin.
Briggs and Burress aren’t the only former NFL players on tap—Marcedes Lewis, Larry English, Shaun Phillips, Chris Houston, Landry Fields and Martavis Bryant also appear in the episode.