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Eli Manning Set For "SNL" Appearance Four Years In The Making
Published May 4, 2012
Manning’s appearance on the show has been four years in the making. He passed on the invitation to host “SNL” following the Giants’ win in Super Bowl XXII in '08. His brother, Peyton, had just delivered an impressive performance the year before, and he was afraid he would not be able to follow up. Eli Manning also felt like he had not proven himself enough yet as an NFL player. He sent a message back to “SNL” producers at that time, saying, “I do want to do the show at one point, I just maybe want to do it maybe after my next championship.”