Good morning, Broncos Country!
One of the perks of winning the Super Bowl (aside from the obvious right to wear your favorite jersey to work for at least the next month), is that our favorite team is traveling the sports media and late night television circuits, making that long gap between end of this season and beginning of the next one seem just that much shorter.
As you might guess, Von Miller and Peyton Manning were the top draws, with Miller's fashion, dance moves and monster sacks the hot topic for the linebacker while Manning couldn't get away from the retirement question.
T.J. Ward and Bradley Roby hit "NFL Live" on Thursday while DeMarcus Ware made appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and C.J. Anderson, Brandon Marshall and Chris Harris Jr. joined "The Late Late Show."
Here's a rundown of the highlights on the talk show circuits, but first, to make your day awesome (I promise it will), here are two mic'd up highlight reels of the first and second halves of the game.
They. Are. Spectacular.
Panthers v. Broncos: Super Bowl 50 Mic'd Up
For one of the best ways to relive this incredible victory, these "mic'd up" recaps by the NFL - first half and second half - will give you chills all over again.
And who doesn't want to keep reliving this amazing game?
Trust me, you will not regret the 20 minutes you spend watching these (or the hour you spend watching them again!)
"I've got three reminders for you - One, breathe. Don't forget to breathe out there. Two, have fun. And three, compete your asses off." - Peyton Manning
Overheard from the Panthers' sideline: "Man, they've got like 30 dudes in the box."
Other highlights - Josh Norman asking Manning to send him a signed jersey; Miller and DeMarcus Ware hugging like two grown men who just won a Super Bowl should; Luke Kuechly saying, "Man, these guys are good;" Manning and Greg Knapp joking that defensive guys have no accuracy in dumping the Gatorade bin...
Von Miller on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
"We love Cam, but you, boy you really tore him apart." - Ellen DeGeneres
"That's my job. It's my job to make sure the other guy has a horrible day." - Von Miller
But of course when Ellen asked if Manning was retiring, Miller said he still thinks "he has a little bit left in him." And when Ellen asked if Miller wanted to stay with the Broncos, the linebacker said he hoped to stay for "15-20 years, but money talks, right?"
Get that checkbook ready, John.
Miller: "I'm with the No Fly Zone every day"
Although Miller breaks down (kind of) how the defense went about neutralizing the Panthers' offense, the best stuff in here comes with Miller talking about how his teammates, his team and his parents believed in him two years ago and that brought him back to focusing on his game and putting in the work to be the best he could be.
His current goals are to continue to be the type of player "John Elway and Mr.B brought me in to be. I want to influence other players."
I'd say he's well on his way.
Von Miller on dance celebrations and future
Appearing on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Miller was asked if he ever realized near the end of the game that he could end up Super Bowl MVP.
"I'm just thinking about what dance moves I can bust out later," said Miller.
Then he showed Corden a few moves and took the late night talk show host's advice to one-up "the dab" to the "sherbet dab." I'll just let you take a look for yourself.
And when Corden asks Miller if he plans to stay with the Broncos, Miller says he can't see himself going anywhere else.
"I spent a lot of time with those guys and I'd like to finish my career with those guys."
Nuzzle Whaaa? CJ, CHJ and BMarsh on 'The Late Late Show'
Not to be outdone by Miller's performance, Anderson, Harris Jr. and Marshall play a blindfold guessing game that is freakin' hilarious.
Today Show: Peyton talks 'special' Super Bowl
Around 4 a.m. his time in California, Manning appeared on Monday's Today Show to talk about the game, and of course, deflect all questions about his possible retirement.
In a last-ditch effort to bait him, Matt Lauer said he and two friends had a golf tournament planned in December, would Manning be their fourth player?
"Well, there could be a bye week in December so perhaps I could join you, sure," Manning responds.
Magic Johnson pressures Peyton to join LA Rams
In by far the most entertaining discussion of Manning's future, Magic Johnson publicly "begged" the 18-year NFL veteran to not retire and instead join the new L.A. Rams, a team Johnson already has season tickets to watch.
"I will even chip in some money," Johnson said. "Peyton is my man, but I want to cheer for him - if he doesn't retire - as a Ram."
It could easily be argued that the best segment was "Egg Russian Roulette" between Manning and Johnson, but really, the whole show with those two was entertaining.
The Punch Brothers performed this excellent tribute to No. 18 on "A Prairie Home Companion" the day before the Super Bowl.
I'll follow him,
All over the map from Indianapolis to Denver
Slice of Papa John's for dinner,
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