Peyton Manning’s go-to football movie might not be one that we expect from the football superstar.
The NFL legend says his all-time favorite football film is the original “The Longest Yard” movie made in 1974.
The movie follows a former NFL quarterback who is accused of shaving points. He then ends up in prison and forms a football team of misfits.
“That’ll probably win for best football movie in my book,” Manning said about” The Longest Yard.”
Manning also mentioned a couple of other films that rank pretty highly for his favorite, PopCulture.com reports.
“But there’s some pretty good competition with “Remember the Titans” and “North Dallas Forty.”
Manning Wants to Feature Quarterback Actors in ‘Peyton’s Places’
The Super Bowl champ played 17 seasons in the NFL and he still loves football. Manning even hosts a show called “Peyton’s Places” and he would love to do an episode that features “guys who played quarterbacks in movies.”
The NFL legend has already compiled a list of actors he wants to interview. The list includes Anthony Michael Hall from “Johnny Be Good.”
“But we gotta have Kurt Russell from ‘The Best of Times.’ And we also need to have Mox, which is James Van Der Beek from ‘Varsity Blues’,” Manning said. “I’m looking forward to interviewing those two guys on their quarterbacking skills.”
Manning the Film Buff
Manning doesn’t just love football movies. He loves to watch films in general and even quoted some lines in the locker room from time to time.
However, his teammates weren’t on the same level as Manning when quoted the film “Vacation” during a quarterback meeting in 2008.
“I say it, but nobody knows what I’m talking about… And I just said, ‘Look, this isn’t going to work. If we’re going to be together all day watching these films that are going to challenge you to stay awake, we’ve got to get on the same page,'” Manning stated.
Then he would make film recommendations for his teammates, like “Vacation,” “The Jerk,” “Caddyshack,” “Stripes” and “Fletch.”