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Eli Manning will host SNL

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After winning his first Super Bowl, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

After winning his second, Giants quarterback Eli Manning will do the honors.

Eli will host the show on May 5, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

He’ll be the third currently active NFL quarterback to host, joining Peyton and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.  The timing is a bit surprising, given that Eli will likely miss a week of the team’s offseason program as he prepares for the show.  On-field work isn’t expected to begin, however, until the middle of May.

During the 2011 season, Tim Tebow was being pursued to host the show, but he didn’t want to do anything to make himself anything other than one of the guys.  (Now that he has become the first backup quarterback in NFL history of have his own press conference, perhaps his position on blending in has changed.)

Peyton’s stint as host was widely praised, with his United Way Digital Short one of the funnier moments of the past decade.

It’s too bad they never got Brett Favre to do the show.  He and Andy Samberg could have recreated the funniest moment of the past decade.

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31 Responses to “Eli Manning will host SNL”
  1. Allycat209 says: Apr 15, 2012 7:53 AM

    Can’t wait for this! Love Eli like crazy. He’s so funny and so different from his post game interviews. People are going to be surprised by how well he does!

  2. murphintampa says: Apr 15, 2012 8:10 AM

    Speaking as a Giants fan who’s seen plenty of interviews and press conferences with Eli, I can safely say: this is not going to end well.

  3. redwingxix says: Apr 15, 2012 8:26 AM

    I remember joe Montana being pretty funny on snl. Was he not the host?

  4. ggbblue says: Apr 15, 2012 8:35 AM

    Eli is gonna kill it. He hosts a few dinners and things for charity in the off season and he’s quite entertaining. His interviews and press conferences show, maybe, one tenth of his persona. You would think a Giants fan would know this by now. Smh.

  5. nukaten says: Apr 15, 2012 9:00 AM

    He’s going to kick ass, and the patriots know it

  6. dirtmcgirt24 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:08 AM

    And as is always the case with the 2-time Super Bowl MVP, he is an afterthought in an article about him.

  7. allisab says: Apr 15, 2012 9:23 AM

    I guess if Paris Hilton can do it, Eli shouldn’t be too terrible.

  8. kleppnasty says: Apr 15, 2012 9:29 AM

    Didn’t Vince Young have his own press conference last year?

  9. buddybowl69 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:44 AM

    I thought there was a law against using the mentally handicapped like this? I feel so sorry for Eli.

  10. ken0west says: Apr 15, 2012 9:47 AM

    Tebow did not choose to have presser. The jets made him. but you know that.

    So I doubt his position on the matter changed, he always has been a do as he is told guy.

  11. flyguy53 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:47 AM

    Pretty sure you should remember VY’s press conference. You only mentioned his ‘Dream Team’ comment several thousand times. Literally.

  12. hus10188 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:57 AM

    The Jets wanna know why SNL hasn’t called, I mean between them they have the ‘Sanchize’ and the savior himself, Tim Tebow.

    Woody is outraged!!!

    #WINNING

  13. realitypolice says: Apr 15, 2012 10:03 AM

    Why would he miss any of the offseason program?

    I’m not sure if you know this, but SNL is filmed in New York, which conveniently enough, is actually rather close to where the Giants have their off-season program.

    Most teams “off-season programs” when there is no mini-camp mostly consist of personalized work outs that take a couple of hours a day. There really isn’t a lot of football related work, if any.

    He could easily do both.

  14. minnysoda says: Apr 15, 2012 10:35 AM

    I think Fran Tarkenton hosted while he still was playing

  15. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 15, 2012 10:37 AM

    Its gona be hard for him to out do his brothers skits when he hosted it, classic united way skits and others

  16. detroitcityryda says: Apr 15, 2012 10:47 AM

    Why put Peyton on the pic then ? Put Eli !

  17. buddybowl69 says: Apr 15, 2012 11:05 AM

    With no acting skills required, Eli could do Forrest Gump. “Shrimp scampi, shrimp kabobs, shrimp gumbo…

  18. bluefan204 says: Apr 15, 2012 11:40 AM

    buddybowl69 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:44 AM

    I thought there was a law against using the mentally handicapped like this? I feel so sorry for Eli.

    If there was a law against it, you would be unemployed

    Oh wait, you probably are. Don’t feel pity for Eli, dude. He’s got 2 rings, and more jack in the bank than your feeble mind can ever comprehend. Trust me…he feels much more sorry for you, and the rest of the Eagles fanbase.

  19. pftstory says: Apr 15, 2012 11:41 AM

    I think you linked to the wrong SNL clip.

  20. bluefan204 says: Apr 15, 2012 11:41 AM

    flyguy53 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:47 AM

    Pretty sure you should remember VY’s press conference. You only mentioned his ‘Dream Team’ comment several thousand times.

    Dream Team

    *once more wont hurt

  21. CKL says: Apr 15, 2012 11:45 AM

    Eli is actually pretty funny but he has a somewhat dry/deadpan wit. Cooper is the funniest though.

  22. goredskins11 says: Apr 15, 2012 12:23 PM

    I wish Eli the best. He is a class act and I respect the heck out of him. And that is coming from a die hard Redskins fan.

  23. duncanthecat says: Apr 15, 2012 12:34 PM

    Hope he does well and represents The NFC East in fashion.

  24. akd1287 says: Apr 15, 2012 12:38 PM

    Who’s picture is that? It damn sure isn’t Eli.

  25. goredskins11 says: Apr 15, 2012 1:06 PM

    akd1287 says: Apr 15, 2012 12:38 PM

    Who’s picture is that? It damn sure isn’t Eli.
    ————————————————
    It’s Peyton Manning, which is what the first paragraph of the article is talking about.

  26. stevenfbrackett says: Apr 15, 2012 1:17 PM

    Too bad he couldn’t have been on it when ‘funny’ was more than a hit or miss occurrence – nearly always miss, though, for anyone who evolved beyond age 14.

  27. icewalker946 says: Apr 15, 2012 1:22 PM

    Peyton is that surgon with a sharp scapel that will cut up a defense quick and clean.

    Eli, on the other hand, is a cold-blooded killer, with a rusty knife and will kick you as you fall.

    They both have the skills on the field and I bet Eli will be great on SNL.

    This coming from a Packer fan….one that got Eli-ed last year (and a few years ago, also) in NFC playoff games.

  28. emoorm says: Apr 15, 2012 1:52 PM

    Eli needs to do SNL skits on the following:
    1. United Way – “Get back in that port-a-potty!” part 2 after Peyton’s skit.
    2. “ESPN – Brother butt kicking” behind the scene exploration – What really happened.
    3. Drunk Eli skit.
    4. Eli and Tebow become best friends

  29. nflhof says: Apr 15, 2012 1:53 PM

    Sheli better have Archie there to get him ready for this.

  30. n0hopeleft says: Apr 17, 2012 8:41 AM

    nflhof says:
    Apr 15, 2012 1:53 PM
    Sheli better have Archie there to get him ready for this.
    ___________________________________

    After Eli winning his 2nd ring – your post is comical.

    It’s comical because it leaves me wondering, are you a certified retard?

  31. n0hopeleft says: Apr 17, 2012 9:03 AM

    buddybowl69 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:44 AM

    I thought there was a law against using the mentally handicapped like this? I feel so sorry for Eli.

    ___________________________________

    Let me get this straight. The Giants QB has 2 rings, stays out of trouble, and spends his time with his family.

    The Eagles QB thought he could make it rich on the side by running an illegal gambling ring, in which disgusting crimes were committed against helpless animals.

    And Eli is mentally hadicapped?

    Someone should punch you in the mouth.

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