ESPN+ Original Series Peyton’s Places Debuts Today
- Episodes 1-4 debut Today – Peyton Drives A Hupmobile with Comedian Jay Leno, Visits with Hall of Famers Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Cris Carter, and More
- Produced by NFL Films and ESPN+, the 30-episode football series will help celebrate the NFL’s 100th season
Peyton’s Places, a 30-episode documentary series hosted by former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, debuts today, exclusively on ESPN+. The football-themed series is produced by NFL Films in collaboration with ESPN+ and is part of the year-long celebration of the National Football League’s 100th season. Trailer.
Announced in April, Peyton’s Places revisits seminal moments in NFL history and explores the sport’s cultural impact through Peyton’s conversations with former players, coaches and other key figures. Following the debut of the first four episodes, now available on ESPN+, additional episodes will follow each week throughout the 2019-20 NFL season, exclusively on the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service.
- THE HUPMOBILE: Peyton drives a 1920s Hupmobile with comedian Jay Leno and learns how the NFL started with a car and a car salesman, Ralph Hay, in Canton, Ohio. He visits with Joe Namath, playing pool and discussing how Namath led the New York Jets to the historic Super Bowl III victory.
- THE GREATEST CATCH: Peyton re-enacts a 1926 Giants publicity stunt by throwing a pass off the top of the Radiator Building in New York City to Hall of Famer Cris Carter in adjacent Bryant Park. The pass attempt was from 324-feet in the air and had to travel 112 yards to reach Carter.
- HISTORY OF THE QUARTERBACK: Hall of Fame quarterbacks Roger Staubach (Cowboys) and Joe Montana (49ers/Chiefs) help Peyton explore the evolution of the quarterback and how it became the most important position in all of sport – and the face of every NFL franchise.
- THE DRAFT: Host of CNBC’s Mad Money Jim Cramer welcomes Peyton to Wall Street where they discover how the stock market crash of 1929 led to the creation of the NFL Draft. Also, Peyton explores how an IBM 360 computer and Mel Kiper, a draftnik with no credentials, helped turn the draft into must-see television.
About Peyton’s Places
Peyton’s Places offers a fun, insightful tour through 100 years of football, following the sport and the league’s rise to an American cultural touchstone. For nearly a year, Peyton crisscrossed the country, visiting the people and places that have played an important part in the making of the NFL – highlighting memorable events, teams, players and trends over the past century. Peyton and NFL Films producers chose the people, places and stories in the series.
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