WATCH: The Force Is Strong With This NFL Mashup Promo
Geoff Magliocchetti 01:21 pm, January 23rd, 2016
Star Wars Episode VIII might have been delayed a few months, but thanks to Austrian TV stations PULS 4, the wait just became a little bit more tolerable.
Based in Vienna, the station has released a promo featuring the final four teams remaining in the NFL Playoffs (or, as the station's way cooler alternate title calls it...Mission Super Bowl) each "cosplaying" as characters from a galaxy far, far away. Tom Brady, for example, dons the helmet of Darth Vader, taking on an X-Wing piloting Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, Cam Newton and his stormtrooper battalion from Carolina take on Jedi Master Carson Palmer, who for some reason is flying Darth Vader's Imperial Shuttle (I'm a nerd, these things are important to me!).
This is the first time that PULS 4 has put a nerdtacular spin on the jocks of the NFL. Two seasons ago, House Manning took on House Wilson in a Game of Thrones spin on Super Bowl XLVIII (the result was bloodier than The Red Wedding for House Manning), while last season, Brady and his fellow competitors each received Terminator makeovers (the 79 second promo is infinitely better than Terminator Genisys).
Should this trend keep up next year, I fully anticipate seeing Brady dressed as Khan while Captain James Tiberius Roethlisberger yells in horror.
Geoff Magliocchetti ranks The Force Awakens as the 3rd best Star Wars movie. Convince him otherwise or agree with him on Twitter @GeoffMags5490.
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