TMZ Sports played a pivotal role (or so we tell ourselves) in helping Peytonand Eli book the former president on their alternative broadcast of “Monday Night Football” last season … with the older bro joking Eli’s interview with us back in February 2022 is what helped seal the deal.
Considering our influence, Babcock and Lucas gave Eli the opportunity to shoot his shot for his next dream guests on the ESPN2 show … and he’s got some big names in mind.
“I think now, I’m a big ‘Seinfeld’ fan, so I think a Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David … something in that realm would be pretty cool,” Eli told the TMZ Sports TV show (airs on FS1) at his Easter event with The Children’s Place.
The pairing would be pretty great … considering Jerry is a big Giants fan, and Larry is known as a diehard Jets backer. There are also reportsthe “Seinfeld” creator played a role in getting Obama to appear on the “ManningCast” last year … so maybe it’s time for him to do it as well.
Eli admits he never thought he’d be able to land a former president … adding, “I’d never imagine when I retired from playing football I’d ever interview Barack Obama for a segment while watching a football game at the same time. That kind of blew my mind.”
“I thought I’d just say something outrageous, it would never happen. I could just keep saying the answer for years to come. Obviously, I can’t do that now.”
The “ManningCast” about nothing?? That would be pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.