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Forget Letterman and Leno -- Eli Manning is carrying his Super Bowl success to the biggest comedy stage of all.
Manning will host the May 5th edition of "Saturday Night Live," the show announced Saturday. The musical guest will be Rihanna.
Manning is the latest of many sports figures to host the hour-and-a-half comedy show. For some, "SNL" has been a place to showcase their looser side, like when Peyton Manning attracted new fans by drilling adolescent receivers with his pinpoint passes. For others, hosting has only proven that some athletes are best kept on the field.
We've collected some of the best and worst "SNL" appearances by athletes, including a vintage performance by New England’s own Tom Brady.
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DENVER- From that infamous footage of his fight with his longtime center Jeff Saturday to the way he controls the field, it’s impossible to buy into the idea that Peyton Manning honestly believes that he’s just a regular Joe on a 52 man roster.
That seems to be the approach he is taking to life in his new digs in Denver or at least that is what he’s projecting.
It could be...
Eli Manning will show off his personality by hosting Saturday Night Live next month. Can he match his brother's performance?
According to the official Twitter account of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be the host on May 5th, with Rihanna as the musical guest.
The interesting thing about Eli, is that he doesn’t look like he has much of a personality, but if you ask any of his teammates, they would tell you he’s one of the biggest jokesters/pranksters on the...
(Image courtesy of Nike Inc.)
For those of you who live near Denver, the Denver Broncos Team Store will debut the new 2012 Nike jersey’s during an exclusive 24-hour event on April 26th before they become available elsewhere. And yes, this includes Peyton Manning swag!
On hand will be alumni, cheerleaders and of course the lovable Miles the Mascot. The event will also hold raffle...
Peyton Manning's first game as Broncos quarterback will come in prime time as Denver hosts Pittsburgh on the opening Sunday of the NFL season.
Steelers at Broncos is one of four prime-time games in the league's kickoff week, Sept. 5-10. The schedule, released Tuesday, has the Super Bowl champion Giants hosting the Cowboys in the first Wednesday NFL game since 1948; the league...
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be the host for Saturday Night Live on May 5.Manning has no stage experience, although he's starred in several commercials."It's something that's been offered a few times and I've turned it down. But it seemed like the right time. I felt ready to do it and I'm excited about the opportunity," Manning said Monday...
Wide receiver Brandon Stokley has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.
Stokley is reunited with quarterback Peyton Manning in Denver but is going on 36 and hasnt been relevant in fantasy football since 2004 when he racked up 1,077 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns with Indy. His value should be limited to...
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The top story today is reading that the NFL intends to crack down on unruly fans next season, which is bad news for the Oakland Raiders – they already have a tough enough time filling half their stadium, now the other half will likely end up banned for life. Tough luck.
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There are always a lot of prospects on hand at the draft, to do live interviews and pose with the commissioner wearing a baseball cap with a log of the team that drafted them — unless it’s Eli Manning, but that’s another story.
The Denver Broncos signed wide receiver Brandon Stokley to a one-year deal, reuniting him with friend Peyton Manning.
Stokley will be making his second stint with the Broncos (2007-09). He was a previously a teammate of Manning's for four seasons in Indianapolis.
The 35-year-old Stokley, who spent last season with the New York Giants, is a two-time Super Bowl winner.