Fans wanted the pair to broadcast the Ole Miss vs. Tennessee game just like they do for Monday Night Football, but that didn't pan out.
Eli Manning blamed Peyton, saying Saturday morning in a tweet that he "wimped out." Eli then proposed a wager on the game.
Peyt, you can’t run and you can’t hide. You wimped out on broadcasting the Ole Miss/UT game but you can’t bail on this- Ole Miss win you wear an Ole Miss Jersey the first have of MNF and vice versa. Don’t respond to this if you accept the bet.— Eli Manning (@EliManning) October 16, 2021
Eli Manning tweeted, "Peyt, you can’t run and you can’t hide. You wimped out on broadcasting the Ole Miss/UT game but you can’t bail on this- Ole Miss win you wear an Ole Miss Jersey the first have of MNF and vice versa. Don’t respond to this if you accept the bet."
Peyton and Eli Manning debuted an alternate broadcast for "Monday Night Football" NFL games on ESPN2 earlier this season.
The Ole Miss at Tennessee game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
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Source : https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/college/university-of-tennessee/2021/10/16/peyton-manning-accept-eli-wager-ole-miss-tennessee-vols-football/8487305002/551