Life imitates Verizon commercial art

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Quarterback Luke McCown in Verizon commercial.

Credit: Verizon via YouTube

Perhaps you’ve seen the Verizon commercial dubbed “A better network, as explained by backup quarterback Luke McCown.”  The point: Verizon cell towers have backup generators, much like professional football teams have backup quarterbacks.

“I bet if they just had the chance, some of those backups would shine,” McCown deadpans.

And now the same may prove true for McCown, as a shoulder injury to star New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees may force McCown into the starting lineup next weekend, a position he hasn’t found himself in since 2011.

One would hope Verizon’s backup generators are not quite that rusty.

Here’s the commercial:

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