The two-time Super Bowl champ QB is the host of an all-new eight-part series available now on the New York Giants’ YouTube channel.
New York Giants legend Eli Manning’s already got a long list of accomplishments. He was a No. 1 overall draft pick. He’s a Super Bowl champion twice over. He raked in over $250 million in on-field earnings. But now, he can add another notable item to his résumé:
Talk show host.
“The Eli Manning Show” premiered in September on the Giants’ official YouTube channel. Throughout the eight-part series, Manning is speaking with athletes, influencers, and celebrity fans of the G-Men. He’s also giving fans an inside look at his post-playing career with a humorous segment called “Eli’s Extras,” a window into the QB’s favorite hobbies, foods, and more.
Thirty Five Ventures and Boardroom co-founders Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman recently appeared on the show to discuss their business strategies and for some healthy competition. KD and Eli went head-to-head in pop-a-shot and KD tried his hand on the football field, catching a touchdown pass from the Giants legend.
“When Eli returned to the organization, one of our goals was to showcase his unique relationship with the Giants and our fan base,” Giants Chief Commercial Officer Pete Guelli said in an official release. “This show is the perfect way to illustrate that connection, and at the same time, it continues our commitment to deliver unprecedented content on Giants digital platforms.”
Manning’s brothers, Peyton and Cooper, stop by in the first episode to share some family memories, offer Eli some advice on hosting a talk show, and throw some good-natured jabs at him along the way. Big Blue legend Michael Strahan joins later on to discuss Eli’s jersey retirement and entry into the Giants’ Ring of Honor, some general football talk, fashion tips, and a quiz about their former teammates.
You can watch the full debut episode of “The Eli Manning Show” here:
In addition, Manning and the Giants have announced a slate of big-name guests for future episodes, including:
- The cast of HBO’s Entourage
- YouTube star Deestroying
- Actor and producer Kate Mara
- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan
Stay tuned for additional guests to be announced throughout the year.
“I’ve been honored to meet incredible people both inside and outside of sports throughout my life and career,” Eli Manning said. “Whether they’re athletes, entertainers, or industry leaders – sometimes they’re all of the above – I can’t wait to bring their stories to this show. Along the way, we’ll have some fun while fans can get to know me outside of what they saw on Sundays.”