From Tom Brady to The Rock

And just like that, with the Los Angeles Rams’ 34-11 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the first season of Peyton and Eli’s Monday Night Football TV show came to an end.

When we first met the Manning Brothers in Week 1, they wasted no time in proving they’re just as fun to watch in the unconventional stand (read: the basement of ‘Eli and Peyton’s Remote Production Room) than in the field.

Whether former quarterbacks were providing invaluable insight into the game, tweeting at each other (so many frontline jokes) or engaging in story time with their VIP guests (14 former players and 11 current players among them), Mondays instantly became a little less mundane.

Despite stepping away from their signature quarter-zip jerseys (weird), Peyton and Eli still brought it for the playoffs. Thanks to a little help from Larry Fitzgerald, The Rock, Russell Wilson — and jokes at the expense of Eli’s beloved New York Giants — ManningCast’s finale had no shortage of memorable moments.

As we prepare for months of football-free Mondays, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the most ManningCast-y, ManningCast moments of the season:


Snoop Dogg gives Eli a chain…

If guest power rankings were a thing, Snoop Dogg should take first place for that move alone.

When Snoop Dogg joined the ManningCast in Week 17, the rapper and avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan quickly made an impression by bringing a present for his host and birthday Eli.

It’s hard to think of a more stylish way to enter your 41st year than with a Death Row Records chain around your neck.

Peyton urged her younger brother to wear his new playoff bling. Naturally, Eli delivered.

Eli proves his hips don’t lie…

In Week 3, Eli decided to demonstrate how Dak Prescott “builds torque” by loosening his hips during his pre-game warm-up routine. After Eli compared himself to Shakira, Peyton gaped, commenting, “I don’t have anything for you. I’ll let that sink in for our viewers.”

My, the meatloaf…

When fans took to Twitter to wonder if Eli was living with his parents, the quarterback went all out with a tasteful and timely nod to Chazz Reinhold.

Beast mode will become beast mode…

Joining the call in Week 7, Marshawn Lynch quickly informed the Manning Brothers that he had changed his normal pre-game ritual of taking a hit and a half from Hennessy to account for “big brother”. and “little brother” with a minimum of three moves.

Eli trolls Tom Brady…

When Brady came on the show in Week 7 (it was a particularly star-studded week), Eli made sure to get a subtle jab at the former Patriots QB’s two Super Bowl losses. New England at the hands of the former New York Giants QB. .

People don’t forget.

Brady, big “babe” man…

While we were talking about trolling Brady, there was no one more equipped for the task than his close friend and former teammate, Julian Edelman.

Retired Patriots standout WR may have had the crowning achievement of Week 11 as he relied on his true knack of impersonating Brady and Rob Gronkowski as he narrated a conversation between the duo Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Although we could not know the actual dialogue of the conversation, this version seemed correct.

Curse ManningCast finishes undefeated…

In an effort to keep it real, we’d be remiss not to mention the “ManningCast curse” rumor – a dreaded phenomenon in which every active player who joined Peyton and Eli’s show then lost the next game they played. .

First, he came on for Travis Kelce and Wilson in Week 2 after their Week 1 appearances on the telecast. Then the curse claimed Week 2 guests Gronkowski and Matthew Stafford the following week. The curse proved to be alive and well after the Manning brothers’ three-week hiatus when Brady suffered its effects in Week 8. Then there was Josh Allen, who, you guessed it, lost during week 9.

While Aaron Rodgers only played in the first half of Week 18, the Green Bay Packers still felt the wrath of the curse with a loss to the Detroit Lions following Rodgers’ appearance.

In case you lost track, it’s an astonishing 0-7 record for NFL stars coming out of a ManningCast cameo.

Can we humbly suggest players take Phil Mickelson’s advice and try to come before a bye week next season?

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