ESPN Films’ “SEC Storied” documentary series will kick off with The Book of Manning Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. CDT on ESPN. The film will explore the personal and professional life of former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning and of course his two famous QB sons Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.
The Book or Mormon, I mean the Book of Manning. Honest mistake, The Book of Manning has gotten almost as much hype within its genre as The Book of Mormon. Anyways, Archie Manning was on conference call today, and here’s what he said about The Book of Manning
“I don’t have a real big ego. This wasn’t really my idea. As a matter of fact, Rory will probably tell you along the way, I even nixed it after we had started, just because I kind of had a plate full and I didn’t want to bother people with it. Olivia kind of insisted, this story, maybe my grandchildren would want to see it and need to see it. So when my wife tells me to do something, I usually do it, and we’re really pleased with it.”
It’s only natural to compare The Book of Manning to the greatest installments of the 30 for 30 series. In my opinion: Pony Exce$$, The greatest there never was, Ghosts of Mississippi, The U., Broke, and Without Bias.
It’s not fair to compare The Book of Manning to this, but we will anyway.
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