By Rich Kurtzman
It may be Tuesday, but Peyton Manning is all over the news.
We all know the four-time NFL MVP considers himself a bit of a comedian, starring on NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 2007 along with many other television endorsements, but we didn’t know he could be this funny.
Of course, he was interviewed by a broadcasting legend for ESPN’s SportsCenter, with a video of the interaction leaking Tuesday afternoon. Burgandy, the star of “Anchorman II,” guest hosted ESPN’s long-running highlight show to talk to the Denver Broncos quarterbacking legend.
In the interview, Burgandy asks how Manning has been able to be so successful in the NFL despite not having a mustache, as well as other hilarious questions.
The full interview will air on SportsCenter Thursday, but the shorter version of the video can be seen below.
In other news, Manning declined attending a wedding by gracefully RSVPing with an autograph. According to Darren Rovel of ESPN, Anna Brozard sent Manning an invitation to her wedding, to which he sent back with “regretfully decline” checked.
Unfortunately for Brozard, No. 18 has some work to do, preparing to play the Tennessee Titans this Sunday for the AFC’s No. 1 seed.
Broncos – Titans kicks off at 2 p.m. MT on CBS.
Broncos Host Holiday Party
On Tuesday night, Broncos cornerbacking legend Champ Bailey hosted a holiday party for less fortunate children in the Denver area.
Bailey, along with teammates Von Miller, Wesley Woodyard, Ben Garland and Tony Carter, held the party at The Crossing, a transitional housing facility for homeless families. The Broncos brought turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy as well as other holiday dishes for the children to eat, while also bringing them gift bags. The professional football players played games, distributed autographs as well as high fives, putting smiles on the faces of the children of families fallen on hard times.
“It’s good to see people smiling and a lot of these people in here are less fortunate than I am in life,” Bailey said on the team’s official website. “It feels good to come in here and put a smile on their face, spend some time with them. It’s only a couple of hours out of my day, no big deal to come here and spend some time with them. They appreciate it and I love coming.”
“It’s wonderful. I can’t even put it into words – to see everybody’s smiles and stuff,” superstar linebacker Miller said. “Just to come out here and spend a couple of minutes with them, it’s great.”
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Rich Kurtzman is a Denver native, Colorado State University alumnus, sports nerd, athletics enthusiast, and competition junkie. Currently writing for a multitude of websites while working on books, one on the history of the Denver Broncos and Mile High Stadium. Rich is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.