Saturday Night Live first asked Eli Manning to host the show in 2008, after the Giants won the Superbowl. Eli declined, in part because his brother, Peyton, had done such a great job hosting the show in 2007. "Peyton Peyton Peyton, everybody loves Peyton," Manning thought to himself, fists clenched. "Why even bother?" He sat for a moment, silently, before his eyes lit up. "If I win another championship, then I'll come back and host. Yes, that's it!" And with that, Eli slowly rose from his seat and floated out the door. (Note: Only some of this is true.)
Four years and another trophy later, the Giants QB will take the SNL stage with musical guest Rihanna (and, hopefully, Shy Ronnie). We'll be watching here; open thread starts at 11:15pm EDT. Join us, won't you?