Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and an adorable kid star in one of the best NFL commercials that you will ever see.

How great is this commercial for Play 60?  The concept is fantastic and both Cam Newton and this little boy act out their roles perfectly.  I get a kick out of this commercial every time I see it.  The ad touches on the NFL’s Play 60 campaign, which encourages kids to get out and be active for at least 60 minutes each day.

The commercial has been out for about a month or so.  I just got a little nostalgic today because I used to see this commercial air during Thursday Night Football.  There is no more Thursday Night Football this season.  (My heart just broke a little bit while I typed that last sentence).  The Cincinnati Bengals 34-13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles was the last Thursday night game of the season.

Good news though; there will be a Saturday Night Football game this week.  ESPN will air the Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions game on Saturday night at 8:30pm ET.  The Lions stink, but it’s football!  You can also listen to Greg McElroy make his first career NFL start for the New York Jets as Gang Green faces the San Diego Chargers this Sunday at 1pm.  Pregame coverage begins at Noon on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.