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Credit where credit is due this morning
I’m not sure there’s a genius at ESPN who went to Peyton and Eli Manning and proposed they do a show on ESPN2 where they do an alternate Monday Night Football simulcast/broadcast/Zoom chat/Twitch stream or whatever you want to call it, but there’s someone at the Worldwide Leader waking up this morning all fired up about updating his/her Linkedin account. The first Manning MNF simulcast was a complete success — yes, there are warts, but my god, relax and let these two just give you raw, 95% unscripted live television.
Was it scripted to have Peyton put on a Ravens helmet that barely fit on his head? Yes. Was it scripted to have guests like Charles Barkley, Ray Lewis, Travis Kelce and Russell Wilson? Yes.
Other than that, this was like watching Ron Jaworski’s old-school NFL Matchup on ESPN, but with Peyton in charge of everything and Eli there for a random joke.
I’m begging the ESPN2 executive producers (Peyton and some person bragging on their Linkedin account about this huge success) to not listen to my friend & Charlotte TV sports guy Will Kunkel. The product he puts on his incredible hair has gone to his brain. DO NOT BRING IN A THIRD WHEEL!
Typical TV man wanting to overproduce the show. Get out of here, Kunkel! The fun is this being rough around the edges.
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) September 14, 2021
Let this show breathe and see where it goes. My hope is that Peyton will overrule ESPN executives who’ll want to plant guests who’ll promote products. I know that is coming and will ruin the raw feel of the show. How long will it take before ESPN will pull some stunt and ruin the vibe? Give them a couple of weeks. They’re like Kunkel. They cannot get out of their own way and let this stuff feel like old school television.
• Indy Daryl has the perfect email for me this morning. A Do Hard Things ruling on my basketball hoop project over the weekend:
Morning! Was reading screen caps this morning and figured you might need a Do Hard Things ruling regarding your basketball hoop. So I reached out to the comish (my mom) and she approves: yes that was a hard thing and definitely fits the bill.
Hope you finally got it together and that you are shooting hoops with the boys this evening!
Fun fact: one of the defining memories of my childhood was my dad coming home from work and before he even went inside, we would, many days, play a quick game of horse or pig. As a kid my favorite shot was trying to make it from behind the hoop, over the backboard. Rarely made it and rarely beat my dad, but man those memories have stuck with me.
• I’ll have Daryl know that the hoop is up, the first shot by my son was through the net and, yes, I’ll put antifreeze in the base so it doesn’t crack open this winter. My son is absolutely pumped up to have his own hoop. I need to try a few limbs, but he’s in business. Now the 4-year-old just needs to get a little stronger to get the ball into the hoop.
• Sorry for the late Screencaps post this morning. I just got off the phone with my father for an organizational meeting on our father-son football trip that is set to resume this fall. The big news from the call is that dad’s on board with a possible trip to College Station for the Alabama game. We just need to double-check our schedules, but at this point it appears I’ll be taking A&M fans up on the tailgating invitation.
• Bill H. sent this to me before Arkansas beat Texas:
Numbers from :
Derek Carr struggled early against the blitz, completing just 2 of his 9 passes over the first three quarters of the game. In the 4th quarter & OT, Carr was a different QB…
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) September 14, 2021
Stuff You Guys Sent In & Stuff I Like:
— Terence Malangone (@SpikeMal) September 14, 2021
Peyton Manning is going full Jon Gruden 😂 pic.twitter.com/Zkf0wM0yrJ
— PFF (@PFF) September 14, 2021
Peyton: "I'm not sure what Smokey is doing right here."
Well, Peyton,… pic.twitter.com/5Wqnbdt4HV
— Shawn Campbell (@CMGSocialMedia1) September 14, 2021
📷: CadillacJackk on TikTok pic.twitter.com/XJknTUd6af
— KFAN1003 (@KFAN1003) September 13, 2021
— Message Board Geniuses (@BoardGeniuses) September 13, 2021
— MLB Errors (@mlberrors) September 14, 2021
jazz around the bases. pic.twitter.com/SCSGnXRmAz
— MLB Closed Captioning (@mlb_cc) September 13, 2021
— 90snewsscreens (@90snewsscreens) September 13, 2021
— 80s News Screens (@80snewsscreens) September 14, 2021
Looks like drivers are being shafted by construction in Saginaw, MI pic.twitter.com/3QrrWDNoG2
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) September 13, 2021
Save a horse, ride a cowboy. This seizure didn’t have either, but it did have a saddle. Louisville CBP seized this saddle loaded w/ the dangerous opioid Fentanyl. The leather saddle was arriving from Mexico & was heading to Duluth, GA. 2mg of Fentanyl is considered a lethal dose. pic.twitter.com/z7sBftQHkr
— CBP Chicago (@CBPChicago) September 13, 2021
This weekend @CBP Officers at the Port of #Nogales arrested a 28-year-old male attempting to smuggle approximately 55 lbs of methamphetamine-est. value $129K. The narcotics were concealed within the tires of a vehicle. Great work #CBP #Nogales Officers! pic.twitter.com/e0xgWtVWAT
— Port Director Michael W. Humphries (@CBPPortDirNOG) September 14, 2021
Headlines: The future of work is remote!
— John Deere (@JohnDeere) September 14, 2021
Official ruling: Residential league members better not be spraying their yards or they'll serve a six-week suspension & repeat offenders will be kicked out of the league. https://t.co/v6K9JrcxUS
— ThursdayNightMowingLeague (@OutKickTNML) September 14, 2021