It must be tough being the kid brother of Peyton Manning. The recent inductee into the NFL Hall of Fame doesn’t tolerate tardiness or forgetfulness, even from blood kin.
And so it was during an interview with Colin Cowherd. The Manning brothers were supposed to be on together, via zoom. But only Peyton Manning showed.
Cowherd’s The Volume shared an outtake of the interview, as Peyton gives Eli some brotherly grief.
Peyton Manning asked Cowherd, “Eli’s late?”
He then calls Eli and asks “hey, hey, we’re on this interview. You calling in, what are you doing? … We’re on this interview. You got the zoom?”
Eli pleads for an extra five minutes before he calls in. And Peyton tells him, “you’re killing me, you’re killing me. Sheesh.”
Finally, Eli jumps in and apologizes.
“Sorry I’m late. Never even looked at my calendar today. I just assumed I had nothing.”
Eli retweeted the clip and added, “Peyton fines me when I am late just like Coach Coughlin.”
Cowherd Says Interview with Peyton Manning and Eli Was His ‘Favorite Interview Yet.’
The interview with Peyton Manning and his kid brother comes out Tuesday. And Cowherd, in another tweet, said, “It’s my favorite interview yet. Two super funny, smart guys.”
The two have all sorts of stuff to talk about. After all, the NFL season kicks off this week. The defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers play host to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night to premiere the next five months of action.
Peyton Manning is embracing his life post-football. He walked away from the sport a definitive winner, leading the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers five years ago.
Manning did a recent interview with Bob Costas. And Costas asked him if he’d ever consider trying to buy an NFL team.
“Sure, to be a part of a team on the competitive side would be exciting,” Peyton Manning said. “It would be fun. People ask me all the time like, ‘Hey, are you gonna buy a team?’ I keep looking for the $3 billion in my pocket. I just don’t know where it is.
“But, I haven’t had any serious conversations with anyone that’s been close to buying a team. But if the situation arose — to be a part of it — yeah, that would certainly be interesting. “
Superstar athletes are dabbling in sports ownership. For example, Magic Johnson owns part of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Plus, he’s in his first season as co-owner of a NASCAR team. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez is leading a group to buy the two basketball franchises in Minnesota — the Timberwolves and Lynx.
Peyton Manning is keeping other ventures all in the family. He and his brother, Cooper, joined up to co-host College Bowl, this summer on NBC. But since Cooper is his older brother, we’re not sure if Peyton fusses at him like he does Eli.