The “Manningcast” is back for “Monday Night Football” in Week 13. Peyton and Eli Manning will be on ESPN2 broadcasting their thoughts on the Bills vs. Patriots and, as always, they will be joined by guests throughout the night in each of the four game rooms.
The guest list has become one of the most entertaining parts of the “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” show. Viewers have been entertained by what the two brothers get for the show. They have attracted people from all walks of life, including current NFL players like Tom Brady, broadcasters like Al Michaels, comedians like Kevin Hart, and even former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
And with each episode, they continue to add surprises to the mix.
The Patriots-Bills showdown is one of the biggest “Monday Night Football” games of the year so far this year, as the winner of the contest will be at the top of the AFC East. As such, the Manning should have no problem lining up guests for this one, although it will be interesting to see if they can get a current player to join them. That hasn’t happened for the last two episodes, as players may have been spooked by the Manningcast curse.
No matter who the Mannings land on, the discussion should be entertaining. However, it will be difficult for any guest to top Marshawn Lynch’s performance in Week 7. She appeared on the show and admitted that she had been drinking Hennessy (and blasphemed a lot during the broadcast). That episode itself was legendary, as it was also during which Eli Manning showed the double bird to the camera. That prompted three complaints submitted by viewers to the FCC.
Can the Mannings get over that show and those moments? It’s unlikely, but perhaps your three-man guest list for Week 14 is a surprise.
Here’s a look at the guest list for the Week 13 broadcast of “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” during the Buccaneers vs. Giants.
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Manningcast Guests for Week 13
- David Letterman, comedian and former late-night talk show host
- Aqib Talib, former NFL (and Patriots) cornerback
- Joe Buck, Fox Sports announcer
Not surprisingly, the Manning brothers got David Letterman on their show. Peyton is in a relationship with the 74-year-old comedian and former late-night talk show host and once appeared on the Letterman show to throw soccer balls at taxis.
No, we are not kidding. This is the proof.
In 2014, David Letterman threw soccer balls at taxis with Peyton.
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Bills. Patriots. @Letterman. TUNE IN. pic.twitter.com/bEW0CMQCks
– Omaha Productions (@OmahaProd) December 3, 2023
Now, it looks like Letterman is returning the favor by appearing on “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli.”
Letterman is a huge Colts fan, so naturally he’s also a fan of the older Peyton. They will surely discuss some of Manning’s best moments with the Colts and perhaps break down how the Colts take on the Bills and Patriots, who they play with in Week 15.
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Talib is a former Peyton Manning teammate, so it makes sense for him to agree to be on this stream. He won a Super Bowl with the Broncos but also played a year and a half with the Patriots before signing for Denver. As such, you might have some unique ideas about the Bill Belichick show that you would like to share.
This season, Talib has spent time in the broadcast booth as Gus Johnson’s part-time partner at Fox Sports. He should be a natural in the “booth” with the Manning given his experience calling NFL games.
Two Fox Sports announcers in a week? Watch out, Fox. Looks like ESPN and the Manning might be trying to steal your talent!
In all seriousness, Buck is a longtime broadcaster in a relationship with Manning. Both are Hall of Famers and Buck has called up many of Manning’s games throughout his career.
Buck will likely treat fans to some of the weirdest stories of his professional career at the booth. Buck also has a comedic side, so he will likely make more than a few jokes during his time in front of the camera.
Perhaps Buck is seeking revenge against Manning, who joked on an earlier episode of the Manningcast that Buck knew nothing about the coverage.
“I need a co-host who doesn’t know anything about coverage … like Joe Buck” lmaooooo Peyton
– Paige Dimakos (@The_SportsPaige) September 28, 2023
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How to watch Peyton, Eli Manning on Monday Night Football
- Television channel: ESPN2
- Live broadcast: ESPN +, fuboTV
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will air on ESPN2. It will also be simulcast on ESPN’s streaming service ESPN +, which has several subscription options. You can see them all below.
|Product||General price as of August 13|
|Monthly subscription to ESPN +||$ 6.99 / month|
|Annual subscription to ESPN +||$ 69.99 / year|
|Disney’s bundle with Hulu advertising||$ 19.99 / month|
|Disney’s bundle with Hulu without ads||$ 13.99 / month|
|Standalone UFC PPV||$ 69.99 each|
|UFC PPV package (UFC PPV and ESPN + yearly)||$ 89.98, then $ 69.99 / year|
|UFC PPV and the Disney package||$ 83.98, then $ 13.99 / month|
Viewers can also stream “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” using fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.