Fitzgerald ad gets help from Thomas, Lindley

Posted by Darren Urban on October 2, 2014 – 3:05 pm

So the latest big-time ad featuring Larry Fitzgerald came out recently, a pretty cool concept of Fitz catching passes one-handed from Andrew Luck, Colin Kaepernick and Drew Brees in FitzNFriendsUSEan empty University of Phoenix Stadium (while he used the other hand to buy jerseys, through Visa, on his phone. It was, after all, a commercial.) It was through the magic of TV however. Luck, Kaepernick and Brees weren’t there — except Luck and Kaepernick were, sort of, thanks to ex-Cardinal QB Ryan Lindley and the man who beat him out for a roster spot, Logan Thomas.

Fitzgerald enlisted the help of his teammates (the Brees part, Fitzgerald said, was done by an arena league quarterback.) The shoot was during one of the Cardinals’ off days in training camp, and Thomas estimated it was a seven-hour day, with four of those spent on and off with Andrew Luck Lindley and Colin Kaepernick Thomas flinging a total of about 300 passes.

“We just had to keep throwing to the same hand,” Thomas said. “But it was fun.”

Thomas and Lindley each were dressed as their Pro Bowl alter egos. Thomas even got his arm treated to simulate the tattoos on Kaepernick’s arm. At the time, Lindley was sporting a full beard and looked a lot like Luck (no word, in hindsight, if Lindley grew the beard just for the part.) It’s only too bad there isn’t a picture out there of the three of them in uniform to commemorate the moment. Ask and you shall receive, as you can see.

Still, “anything to help a teammate,” Thomas said with a smile. “You get to see the personality, especially for Fitz. If it becomes my turn down the road (for a commercial), that would be cool.”

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14 Responses to “Fitzgerald ad gets help from Thomas, Lindley”

  1. By Jason Zumwalt on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    Ryan Lindley, method actor.

  2. By clssylssy on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    Great story, love the ad! It’s always great to get the back stories that show the kind of brotherhood that exists in players supporting one another’s individual endeavors.
    I always look forward to your stories about the individual charity events and am so proud of my Cards players for contributing so selflessly to elevating the lives of others, I know that the Bidwill family has been active for years with philanthropic works internationally and if we never win a Lombardi (however unlikely), I will be proud of our team for winning the SuperBowl of humanity. Good job all!

  3. By Ben on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    Thanks for ruining the magic trick Urban 🙂

    Love the commercial though.

  4. By T.Stone on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    T.V. is Fake and so are Manning’s Elvis like, grease lightning selling gyration moves that would make most people think he is having a freaking seizure. This game is ours.

  5. By ryan on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    Lets go! Get to 4-0! Make Manning wish he would have came to Arizona!


  6. By Scott H on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    Coolest damn commercial I’ve ever seen!

    PS – AND that’s the most passes Fitz has seen in quite awhile…

  7. By Cody Zarr on Oct 2, 2014 | Reply

    The “Hey butterfingers.” part had me LOLing.

  8. By Dynosoar on Oct 3, 2014 | Reply

    The commercial is even better with the added magic. “Snow? Really?” That’s awesome.

    “AND that’s the most passes Fitz has seen in quite awhile…” Haha! Good one.

  9. By Andy Kw on Oct 3, 2014 | Reply

    So Logan Thomas has been Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Lindley has been Andrew Luck for all this time? We drafted some quality starters lol

  10. By Scott H on Oct 3, 2014 | Reply

    Hey….any chance we can drop Lindley off at the Colts practice facility and bring Luck back with us? Ya never know….maybe they won’t notice for a few weeks.

  11. By Lyn Monroe Heil on Oct 4, 2014 | Reply

    Logan don’t ever ever wear that again!!!

  12. By Eazy E on Oct 5, 2014 | Reply

    That’s not Kaep or Luck lol…

  13. By jim brickman on Oct 24, 2014 | Reply

    what the heck is on fitzgeralds arm and shoulder???

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