The 2015 NFL season kicked off its first game last week – and Marco Rubio saw an opportunity to take the ball and run with it.
Mixing politics and professional sports, Marco Rubio, a former high school football star himself, released the ad “Catching Footballs and Fielding Questions.” See, former high school jocks don’t always end up living in their mom’s basement.
Marco Rubio Tackles the “Hard-Hitting” Questions
Set up 21 Questions style, the ad is simple: Marco Rubio standing against white background, playing with footballs, answering some football related questions, leaving just enough room for some dad joke-level political puns.
We hear the NFL theme song in the background as Rubio spouts off some of his football favorites, like his favorite team, the Miami Dolphins (and of course his favorite Miami Dolphins cheerleader – the one he married).
He leaves a little room to crack some jokes on his opponents too, like comparing Tom Brady’s texts to Hillary Clinton’s emails.
He talks a little bit about his time as a youth football coach – saying that the advice he gives his team is to “have fun – if you do the best you can things are going to turn out the way they’re going to turn out.”
Maybe he also should also tell them that the saying “get your head in the game” isn’t literal.
He ends with a soft joke on himself, “make sure there’s water around” – probably referring to the jokes around his egregious consumption of water that became an over night Internet meme.
But Marco Rubio is in Need for a Big Play
Unfortunately for Marco Rubio, his poll numbers have remained stagnant and he might need to throw a Hail Mary in order to stay in the game. In a recent CBS News/NYT 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination poll, Rubio polled at 6%, tying with Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee.
Even his home team advantage isn’t helping him out in the Florida polls, wherePublic Policy Polling shows him behind Trump, Carson, and Bush.
This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.