Peyton Manning back in Tennessee…at Graceland…for ESPN show

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: Peyton Manning
TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: Peyton Manning /

Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning was back in the state, this time as an Elvis impersonator in Memphis, for “Peyton’s Places.”

When you think about it, Peyton Manning was built for a place like Memphis. He was born in New Orleans, an urban center in the South with a rich music scene that is right off the Mississippi River. But he played college ball for Tennessee football.

Well, Memphis is a place where he can get that urban center in the South with a rich music and food scene off the Mississippi River in the state of Tennessee. Maybe that’s why he married a woman from Memphis and purchased a portion of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Anyway, for his new show “Peyton’s Places,” the Vols legend apparently goes to Memphis and throws the ball as an Elvis impersonator at Graceland. That is just part of what he does. He also spends time with Brett Favre in Green Bay for a while. You can see the full extended trailer here.

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Apparently, Presley was a big football fan and organized touch football games at Graceland. So that was a great spot for Peyton Manning’s show, which promotes significant places across the country related to the NFL.

The show “Peyton’s Places” will debut on ESPN+. It’s actually the perfect thing for Peyton Manning, a well-known student of the game, to focus on. He’s been a huge fan of so many aspects of the game for a while.

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As a result, this is a very fitting thing for him to do in retirement, and Memphis is a very fitting place for him to be on the show. Green Bay is too since he broke Favre’s touchdown record, and he also spends time in New York, where his brother has been a longtime quarterback. So this show should be interesting, especially with Manning in Memphis.