Peyton Manning Makes A Decision On Joining ESPN's Monday Night Football
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Another opportunity to join ESPN's Monday Night Football has come and gone for Peyton Manning. The future Hall of Famer is passing on the gig again to focus on other projects...


During their last round of talks, Manning passed on joining Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland and Lisa Salters in the “Monday Night Football” booth. Instead, the two-time Super Bowl champion opted to host ESPN’s new five-part, 30-episode series, “Peyton’s Places,” debuting on ESPN+ in July.

The 43-year-old’s decision to say no to “Monday Night Football” ends years of back and forth between Manning, who retired from the NFL in 2016, and ESPN management led, by president Jimmy Pitaro.
(The Spun)
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Dude is having so much fun in retirement... he can do absolutely nothing but hang with his family and fish whenever and wherever he wants. In that scenario, were I to be so fortuitous, I would never "work" another fricking day in my life. Peyton is a class act not unlike Favre and Brees, and deserves to live life on his own schedule now.
Reply15 months
If Peyton Manning gets hate like this the rest of us don’t stand a chance.
Reply15 months
He's waiting for Al Michaels to retire.
Reply15 months
Then who is going to wear the Witten wig?! (MNF would be worth watching if someone new each week wore that monstrosity.)
Reply15 months
How does it end it lmao. The same thing will happen next year.
Reply15 months
Too many terrible commercials to make.
Reply15 months
A guy whose mumbly voic sounds like he has a mouthful of marbles passed on humiliating himself on a weekly basis? Shocking!!!
Reply15 months
I admire that up vote you gave yourself.
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