Who's your favorite ad man? Mr. Derrick Brooks
"Who’s my favorite player?" If you sang back, “Mr. Derrick Brooks” then you remember one of the funniest United Way ads of the '90s when former football player Derrick Brooks loads a group of kids on a bus (because “He has a way with kids”) to school them on just how awesome he is.
The popular ad, which can be seen above, originally aired in 1999 and features Brooks’ leading students in their “favorite” song. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the NFL-United Way partnership, the top 40 PSAs are being voted on here. Voting for the 1970s took place Oct. 21-28, and last week was the 1980s. Now it’s the ‘90s and voting for the PSA featuring Brooks, as well as other ads from the 1990s, will take place through Nov. 11. The top 10 will be featured on NFL.com and the winner announced on Dec. 15.