“Beast Mode” joined the broadcast and was asked by Eli if he had stuck to his pre-game tradition of having a shot of Hennessy before coming on.
After a commercial break, Eli said that he used the time to go and have himself his own shot of Hennessy. “One for big bro, and one for Beast Mode.”
His time on the broadcast did not go by without Peyton asking Lynch about the infamous ending to Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 when, down four points with just one second left on the New England Patriots’ 1 yard line, the Seahawks decided to pass the ball rather than attempt to let Lynch run it in.
Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted the intended pass to seal the dramatic victory and the decision to pass rather than run has been debated ever since.
Not long after he had left the broadcast, Peyton offered an apology for Lynch’s language.
“I want to thank Marshawn Lynch,” he said. “Not as wild about the language. I want to apologize about some of the language. It’s not what we’re trying to do on the show.”
Another guest on the “Manningcast” coverage was one of Peyton and Eli’s biggest rivals during their playing days, Tom Brady.
However, instead of getting the history-making ball to commemorate the moment, his wide receiver Mike Evans gave it to a lucky fan in the front row.
After some bartering, the Buccaneers eventually got the ball back, but it came at a price.
And on his appearance on the broadcast on Monday, Brady explained what the fan got in return for handing over the ball.
Although Brady admitted Kennedy “lost all of his leverage when he gave the ball away,” he will also be giving him a bitcoin as repayment.