The Manningcast is still going through some growing pains which has led to some painfully awkward moments.
During his appearance on Monday Night Football’s Manningcast, retired late-night host David Letterman was telling a story about sitting next to Rodger Goodell during the unveiling of Peyton’s statue in Indianapolis before ESPN awkwardly cut to commercial.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 7, 2021
“I also sat next to Roger Goodell and Rodger Goodell says to me, what are you going to do when you get up there? And I say I’m going to talk about Peyton and the city and what he’s done for the town and his career and try to make some jokes…and I said to Roger Goodell…what are you gonna do? And he said I’m going to get booed and it was wonderful, he really—cuts to commercial “
It appears that ESPN was cutting to commercial for halftime due to sponsor requirements but fans believed Letterman getting cut off while telling a story about Goodell was deliberate.
Letterman talking Goodell gets cut out to a USAA Gronk commercial…. This is no coincidence.
— Fargo (@FargoPark) December 7, 2021
Did @espn just cutoff David Letterman for talking about Roger Goodell getting booed? 😂
— Ryan W. (@Chief_DoubleU) December 7, 2021
As soon as Letterman told a Roger Goodell joke on Peyton/Eli, ESPN cut to an ad. Coincidence?
— The Real MurphyBruno⤴️ (@MurphyBruno) December 7, 2021