Matthew Stafford's decision to leave the Detroit Lions for the Los Angeles Rams can now officially be deemed a success. Until now, the jury has been out on the issue even with the quarterback piloting his new team to a Super Bowl victory last month. But now that Stafford is a pitchman for AT&T and star of one of March Madness' most ubiquitous commercials, there is no doubt that he made the right move.
In the spot, Stafford, dressed like Richard Hendricks from Silicon Valley, moseys on into a brick and mortar AT&T store and is given the hard sell by our old friend Lily.
"Oh, I get it," Stafford says. "So you can take your old phone that you've had for 12 years that you've loved for every minute of it, and trade it in for something new that suits your life now? And enjoy immediate success even though you'll never forget your old phone ever?"
For those of you who didn't study film at a prestigious liberal arts college, he's referring to his time in Detroit. I know some of the subtext can be hard to pick up on when you're flipping between four games.
Anyway, this is perfectly fine as a Lions fan and Stafford supporter. Good for him for grabbing a readily available bag. It's nice to hear those things while a giant tech company tries to move product. Sadly all the franchise's supporters can expect these days.