Jon Gruden, John Daly and Joey Chestnut Star in Hooters World Cup Commercial

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJune 11, 2014

Nothing screams “World Cup” like a hot wings commercial starring a former NFL coach, a golf pro and an American wing-eating champion. 

Indeed, Hooters is not a typical destination for Saturday morning warriors looking to watch world football, but that hasn’t stopped the American wing chain from rolling out an ad in time for the 2014 World Cup.

Playing up the always fresh, never frozen “Futbol versus American football” dynamic, the ad shows Jon Gruden, John Daly and Joey Chestnut struggling to understand what this whole soccer thing is about.

The ad kicks off with Gruden explaining to an oblivious Chestnut what “futbol” is. 

“Hooters asked me to shoot this football video for them, but apparently they meant ‘futbol’,” Gruden says.

Futbol?” asks Chestnut, who travels the world participating in eating contests.

“Yea, soccer in Brazil,” Gruden replies. 

And we’re off to the races!

A bartender joins in, saying “futbol” with a pronounced accent. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, John Daly drops in with a fruit bowl.

“Fruit bowl?” Daly asks. 

No, silly John Daly. Futbol

Get ready, America. We’re in for a lot of football/futbol jokes over the next month. 

Hopefully us meat-headed Yanks don't get caught up trying to figure out this whole "futbol" thing and accidentally drive our deep-fried SUVs into a BBQ sauce river.

We’re just big galoots like that, you know. 


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