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Flacco Struggles To Throw A Party In Humorous Three-Minute Ad For Pepsi, Tostitos

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

Ravens QB Joe Flacco in a three-minute ad for Pepsi and Tostitos "proved he can definitely hold his own as a comedic straight man," letting everyone know he is "more than the 'boring' Super Bowl Most Valuable Player by hilariously failing to put together a party," according to Jamison Hensley o...

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