Modern Family Actors Star in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Promo

By Patrick Schmidt
Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

The best part about Thursday’s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between Kansas State and Oregon wasn’t seeing how many points Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense would score, where Kelly is going to coach next year, watching Collin Klein in his last college game or how many times ESPN would show Klein’s wife in the crowd.

Rather, the best part about the Fiesta Bowl that turned into a relative snooze-fest in the second half was the promos ESPN has produced with Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet from “Modern Family.” Burrell, known as the goofy dad Phil Dunphy, and Stonestreet, playing the role of the flamboyant and effervescent Cam on the best comedy on television these days were representing their alma maters in Glendale, Ariz. last night and showed their comedic chops with this promo.

The 1:37 was the most entertaining aspect of this game after the opening kickoff, when DeAnthony Thomas returned the opening kickoff for a score. Oregon controlled this game literally from the opening kickoff and Kansas State never seemed to make it a contest. They were dying a slow death, unable to make it a competitive game.

The only other wrinkle in this game was the rare and elusive one-point safety. The one-point safety is so rare that there have been more sightings of Bigfoot than one-point safeties in the history of college football.

“Modern Family” has been airing reruns over the past couple of weeks as is the norm during the holiday season, but this little clip has me anxiously awaiting the return of new episodes next Wednesday.

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