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Peyton Manning to host the ESPYs

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Peyton Manning has finally taken a post-football job. Sort of.

The former quarterback who remains a prominent chicken-parm insurance pitchman in his retirement will get back to work later this year, when he hosts the ESPY Awards on ABC.

“It’s an honor to be asked to host the ESPYs, and it’s even more meaningful that it’s the 25th year for this incredible event,” Manning said in a press release. “The ESPYs have been a part of my life during my entire career — I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL.”

Manning has hosted Saturday Night Live to rave reviews, thanks to a folksy style, a natural wit, and a knack for self-deprecation. He has resisted overtures to become involved in TV as a football analyst, and the smart money continues to predict that he’ll eventually be running his own team, as a G.M. or a partial owner.

Of course, becoming an owner will require a lot of money. He’ll likely be getting plenty of it to host the ESPYs.

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19 Responses to “Peyton Manning to host the ESPYs”
  1. mannyiac says: May 16, 2017 10:34 AM

    Just another reason not to watch ESPN.

  2. scoops1 says: May 16, 2017 10:35 AM

    the ESPY’s…..the definition of a Participant trophy

  3. elyasm says: May 16, 2017 10:38 AM

    If they’re held in September, October, November or December then I’m sure he will do well. However, if they are held in January or February, he will probably just do it once and be done with it, as per usual.

  4. meximyke says: May 16, 2017 10:38 AM

    You mean BSPN still has enough money to pay for the show?

  5. jags2daship says: May 16, 2017 10:46 AM

    ESPN sucks

  6. plum54 says: May 16, 2017 10:46 AM

    ” a knack for self depreciation “?? Yeah that’s why he choreographed that fake take away game after he broke a TD record while playing with the Broncos. Fast forward to when Tom Brady broke the TD record, his own teammates didn’t know, the receiver gave the football to a fan unaware it was a record breaker.
    What a fake.

  7. bonitalocal says: May 16, 2017 10:50 AM

    Perfect choice!

    Nobody will be watching.

  8. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 16, 2017 10:54 AM

    Sometimes I wish Brady was as as articulate and funny as Manning.

  9. 700levelvet says: May 16, 2017 10:58 AM

    Will it be two hours of a Mount Rushmore picture? Very exciting…

  10. QCsteel55 says: May 16, 2017 11:27 AM

    Peyton could definitely have a career in tv. Dude is funny and has great comedic timing. I still remember the SNL skit where he is playing with those school kids lololol.

  11. peytonwantsaflag says: May 16, 2017 11:31 AM

    He’ll probably be pretty good, the one thing I can say for sure is whoever wins the “courage ” award it will be for sexual and/or gender issues. My bets on the girl rassler from Texas

  12. joetoronto says: May 16, 2017 11:34 AM

    Everything about this guy is fake, he’s perfect for BSPN.

  13. electricboogalo says: May 16, 2017 12:04 PM

    2 hours of insurance and pizza commercials.

  14. jag1959 says: May 16, 2017 12:15 PM

    They still hold the ESPYS?

  15. exinsidetrader says: May 16, 2017 12:20 PM

    Only worth watching when Norm MacDonald hosted and pilloried the hypocrisy of those in the audience. Too much truth and he was never asked again.

    No chance “my wife gets shipments of HGH” will make that same mistake of being too truthful. Hard pass on ESPN.

  16. popesrustynail says: May 16, 2017 12:25 PM

    ESPN has been garbage for a long time but they really jumped the shark when they gave Bruce Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. How can anyone take this show seriously?

  17. schmitty2 says: May 16, 2017 12:58 PM

    He couldn’t be any worse than John Cena was last year. Guy sounded like a dumb robot.

  18. casualmalexlfan says: May 16, 2017 1:03 PM

    Nah, ESPN will give Kaepernick the courage award and then call everyone that disagrees a racist.

  19. metitometin says: May 16, 2017 2:14 PM

    Hopefully Payton can keep his conservative politics out of it. The last thing this country needs right now is more BS conservative propaganda

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