Two of the biggest defensive stars for the Seattle Seahawks take it to the house, as they say in touchdown lingo, in a promotional video for Zillow, the Seattle-based real estate technology company.
Cornerback Richard Sherman and linebacker Bobby Wagner team up to taunt two fans of the rival San Francisco 49ers football team who happen to be shopping for a new home.
Sherman arrives first to surprise the couple, identified as first-time home buyers Eric and Michele Ankrum. They say they’re excited to meet a real estate expert who could guide them through the process of looking for a home.
In the first of 6-plus minutes of the pun-filled shenanigans, Sherman says he’s going to show the couple a few nice houses and maybe give them a “tip or two” — a nod to what is arguably his career highlight, a 2014 tipped pass in the end zone that helped the Seahawks beat the 49ers and send Seattle to its first Super Bowl.
Sherman also welcomes the couple to “the winning team” as they head off to check out houses.
“I want professional advice, I’m not sure I need personal digs,” Eric Ankrum says at one point.
Along the way they pick up another real estate pro — Wagner — and before long they’re in a house, and then looking at a rec room painted Seahawks blue. “It’s a winning color, don’t you think?” Sherman asks.
In another house, Sherman tells the couple that the kitchen is great for entertaining, especially on Sundays when they’re watching their favorite team lose. The 49ers are 0-9 so far this season.
For his part, Wagner may be the guy you actually want giving you advice when it comes to a house you’re looking at. The guy has already checked out the plumbing.