Peyton Manning salvaged a rough start to his ‘Monday Night Football’ | New York Post

by 24USATVSept. 15, 2021, 1:50 a.m. 21
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The Mannings on “Monday Night Football” was billed as hanging out at a bar with Peyton and Eli to watch a game. If someone came on as strong as Peyton when you first met them for a drink, you would run out of the joint, yelling, “Omaha! Omaha!” At the start, Peyton started talking at a million miles a minute, as if he were paid by the word, which still might be a cut from the God knows how many millions ESPN is direct-depositing him to do these jazzed up Zooms with his brother for 10 “MNF” games. It was tough at the start. As the show went on, when Peyton and Eli focused more on the intricacies of the game — and not the Mannings nostalgia show — it got better. We want to hear their football genius. ESPN realized it, too. By halftime, ESPN’s senior VP of production, Lee Fitting, suggested to the Mannings to focus more on football. Peyton, we were told, was receptive. This was the right call. Still, this is the Mannings on “Monday Night,” so there is no preseason. In these type of events, the first-half impression is often more important than the second. #PeytonManning #ESPN #MondayNightFootball The New York Post is your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more. Catch the latest news here: https://nypost.com/ Follow The New York Post on: Twitter - https://twitter.com/nypost Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NYPost

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