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Set Your Timers: Peyton Manning To Host ESPYS This Week

Intro: Peyton Manning gives “hosting a major awards show” a shot this week, when he hosts the 25th ESPYS, which is being televised live at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ABC.


INDIANAPOLIS — For those of you who still use VCRs, it's time to set your timers.

And, for everybody else, fire up your DVRs and turn them to ABC at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday and hit "record."

Peyton Manning, the legendary Indianapolis Colts quarterback, will be hosting the 25th ESPYS awards show, celebrating the top moments and athletes in sports, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

As we noted earlier, Manning is certainly no stranger to the ESPYS, having received the ESPY Icon Award just last year and winning — and being nominated for — several ESPYS in years past.

But now we know much more about who Manning — who will become the fourth athlete to host the ESPYS in its 25-year history — will be sharing the stage with on Wednesday night.

"This year's scheduled presenters include (in alphabetical order): Chris Berman (ESPN), Dove Cameron (Descendants 2), Bryan Cranston, Eddie George (Heisman Trophy Winner), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hitman's Bodyguard), Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Elizabeth Olsen (Wind River), Danica Patrick (Stock Car Racing Driver), Issa Rae (Insecure), Jeremy Renner (Wind River), among others."

Peyton Manning and Eddie George? Now there's an AFC South throwback reunion we can get behind.

The event, of course, will also feature several of the top athletes and related celebrites in the world. Those scheduled to attend from the NFL include Odell Beckham Jr., Martellus Bennett, Julian Edelman, Devonta Freeman, Colin Kaepernick, Brandon Marshall, Von Miller, Dak Prescott, Richard Sherman and Russell Westbrook.

And let's not forget about Snoop Dogg, who's also expected to be in attendance.

We'll await the Manning/Snoop music video with incredible amounts of patience.

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