Eli Manning's wife, Abby, was in the building when the New York Giants played the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. That might not sound surprising, as family members and loved ones of NFL players are often in attendance for games, and Philadelphia is a fairly short trip from the Giants' home stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. But Abby rarely would travel to Philadelphia for games in the past, apparently due to the behavior of Eagles fans in the crowd.
During the opening monologue of the 40th anniversary episode of “Saturday Night Live” on Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning made a joke about the brutal hits to the head professional football players deal with during almost every game.
“I gotta say I was so flattered backstage when you said I had a natural gift for athletics,” Steve Martin jokingly told Manning on stage.
“Steve, I get hit in the head a lot,” Manning replied. “I get hit in the head a lot.”
Manning’s joke occurs around 4:30 in the video above.
Peyton Manning reassured Denver Broncos officials, including general manager John Elway, that he is physically and mentally prepared to play at a significant level in 2015, league and team sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. ESPN.com