One of the best things they’ve done in years. The Manning simulcast is fantastic and much better than the regular broadcast. It makes me wonder if we will start getting that type of show for other games / sports. Shaq and Barkley doing an NBA just shooting the #### may be fun.
TNT used to have that type of show a few seasons ago. It was called Players Only. Just a roundtable of former players watching the games and hearing them chat.
It didn't last too long, because these types of shows are very difficult to execute. You need literally the perfect mix of individuals who can both inform (moderate/carry a show), entertain, and have elite chemistry with each other.
That show didn't last long because they were mixing in and out different players each week, trying to find that Inside the NBA type chemistry. That's why when you find an Ernie/Kenny/Shaq/Chuck, you keep it...for 10+ years as TNT has been.
The Mannings seem to have that type of chemistry. But they'll need more than just the 2. Rotating extras could be good, or better if they can find a stable 3rd or 4th.
And then you need to hope ESPN doesn't screw things up (which they likely will), because they're the type of network that seems to just keep shuffling personnel around for the hell of it.