Eli Manning prepares to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Eli Manning prepares to host 'Saturday Night Live'

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 (C) of the New York Giants throws back a football that was thrown to him as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L) and Ann Mara looks on during the Giants' Victory Parade on February 7, 2012 in New York City. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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by RACHEL COHEN

AP Sports Writer

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 10:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Eli Manning says he didn't want to host "Saturday Night Live" after his first Super Bowl victory because it came so soon after big brother Peyton's appearance a year earlier.

Manning recalled Wednesday that he sent word back to the show's executives that perhaps he'd host if he won another championship. Sure enough, the New York Giants quarterback said yes after his second title and will star in the comedy sketches Saturday.

Manning says that in 2008, "I had not proven myself as much as I wanted to."

He says his favorite all-time SNL skit is probably the one where Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze appeared as Chippendales dancers.

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