On Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Peyton Manning took the stage as host of the 25th ESPYS. As everyone knows, the best part of the ESPYS is the opening monologue, and we were a little worried about Manning’s delivery, especially after his cringey Budweiser plugs after winning Super Bowl 50. Would Manning be able to not completely screw up the jokes written for him? Apparently so.
Although there were a few moments of cringe, Manning did a good job overall — especially with his evisceration of Kevind Durant. Watch Manning’s monologue below then compare to Norm Macdonald at the 1998 ESPYS, which is pretty much the greatest thing ever.