Now that two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning has been tapped to host the 2017 ESPYs on Wednesday, June 12 at 8 p.m., it’s time to vote in our poll below with how you think he’ll do as first-time emcee. Will he be fantastic, meh, or terrible? Manning is mostly known as a former NFL quarterback, but he’s also a sometimes-actor will roles on “The Simpsons” (2009) and “Modern Family” (2017) and he even hosted “Saturday Night Live” back in 2007.
“It’s an honor to be asked to host the ESPYS, and it’s even more meaningful that it’s the 25th year for this incredible event,” Manning said in a statement. “The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career — I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL. Over the years, the ESPYS have celebrated some of my favorite athletes and sports moments. In addition to recognizing a special year in sports, the 25th ESPYS will allow us to go down memory lane and pay tribute to those who have played such a huge part in this program’s success.”
Manning, who retired from the NFL in 2015 after 18 successful years, continued, “Most of all, I’m looking forward to celebrating the winners of the Arthur Ashe Award, the Pat Tillman Award and the Jimmy V Award, which headlines the ESPYS’ great tradition of raising money and awareness for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. That’s what has always stood out to me about the ESPYS — it honors great athletes and great teams while serving a larger purpose supporting a very important cause.”
After voting in our poll below, sound off down in the comments section to let us know what you think of Peyton Manning being tapped as host of the 2017 ESPYs. Every year, top celebrities from sports and entertainment gather to celebrate the year in sports at the ESPYs, with the 25th annual edition of these kudos set to air on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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