The final game of Monday Night Football of the 2021 NFL season will feature the Manning Brothers. Peyton and Eli Manning will be returning to ESPN for the first time since week 13, and they’ll have their most star-studded guest list in quite a while.
In week 13, the Mannings had just three guests on “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli”. This week they’re going back to their usual one per quarter, and they’ll have an active NFL player on the show for the first time since week 8. It’s unclear whether the Manningcast curse “had an impact there- on it, but soon we’ll ‘I’ll see if the curse holds.
While Mannings’ guest list looks good in Week 17, it will always be difficult to top their best moment of the season. This happened during Marshawn Lynch’s appearance in week 7. He appeared on the show and admitted he had been drinking Hennessy (and dropped a lot of profanity on the show) . This episode itself was legendary, as it was also the one in which Eli Manning showed the double bird on camera. This prompted three complaints from viewers to the FCC.
Will the Mannings be able to top this show and those moments? It’s unlikely, but maybe their three-man guest list for Week 17 will come as 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 game.
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Manningcast guests for week 17
- Bill Cowher, former Steelers coach
- Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner
- Snoop Dogg, rapper
- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
If there was ever a show to welcome Bill Cowher during, this would be it. He coached the Steelers from 1992-2006 and appeared in Big Ben’s first three games of his career. With Roethlisberger likely heading for retirement, Cowher will be there to celebrate the career of his former quarterback.
Cowher oversaw the first three years of Roethlisberger’s career and led him to a 29-11 regular season record. He helped the young quarterback win his first Super Bowl in 2006, then coached one more season before retiring.
Cowher can talk about the start of Roethlisberger’s 17-year career, so maybe he’ll have some Steelers debut stories to share with the Manning brothers.
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The Mannings really went all out for their last broadcast of the regular season. They managed to get Roger Goodell to participate in week 17.
Goodell obviously knows the Mannings and he knows Peyton is a good brand ambassador for the league. That’s part of why he’s coming on the show; to enhance its notoriety.
It’s also worth noting that Peyton was linked with the NFL commissioner post before the start of the season. Goodell can give Manning a good review of this rumor, which Manning has denied.
You might not know it, but Snoop Dogg is a huge Steelers fan. He also loves the Raiders and Cowboys, but the Steelers are his favorite team. So it makes sense that he’s on the show in what should be a bit of a Steelers love festival.
Snoop Dogg is also quite friendly with Manning. Snoop notably asked Manning an interview question about his father and brother before Super Bowl 50, so he knows all about the Manning family and football.
Finally, we have the chance to see if the Manningcast Curse will continue. So far this season, six active players have appeared in “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli”. Each player’s team lost the game as a result of their appearance.
The Packers face the Lions in Week 18, so they’ll have to beware of the curse despite the easy game.
Rodgers is in the middle of another potential MVP season, so it’s no surprise the Mannings are targeting him. Rodgers entered the league a year after Roethlisberger and beat him in the Super Bowl, so maybe the Mannings will tap into that connection and that story during the broadcast.
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How to watch Peyton, Eli Manning on Monday Night Football
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will air on ESPN2. It will also air simultaneously on ESPN’s streaming service ESPN +, which offers several subscription options. You can see them all below.
|Product||Global price as of August 13|
|ESPN + monthly subscription||$ 6.99 / month|
|ESPN + annual subscription||$ 69.99 / year|
|The Disney Bundle with Hulu Ad-Funded||$ 19.99 / month|
|The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads||$ 13.99 / month|
|UFC PPV standalone||$ 69.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN + Annual)||$ 89.98, then $ 69.99 / year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||$ 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.