The ESPYs are a fun night to recount and remember the year in sports, honoring all the newsmakers and moments from the past year.
Peyton Manning is one of the biggest titans in the sports and will be a player the NFL and the sports world will miss with his retirement from the sport last year. The ESPYs honored Manning as an icon of sports and had tributes to his career throughout the night.
None may have been more touching than this produced clip of Manning’s friends and family reading personal notes Manning sent to them.
The pizza revolution that is Papa John’s is indeed tear jerking and Eli Manning does need the constant reminder Peyton Manning pulled even with him for Super Bowl victories.
Obviously, the letter sequence was a joke. But it displays the sense of humor Peyton had and how he and others were not afraid to laugh at the all-time great. It really works as a fantastic roast of one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks.
Peyton Manning does look like a thumb though, so maybe the letters were actually real.