The SI Vault Podcast welcomes Sports Illustrated senior writer Tim Layden to discuss his piece on a young, college-age Peyton Manning.
The SI Vault Podcast takes you through sports history with a dive into the archives of Sports Illustrated. Host Ted Keith speaks with legendary athletes as well as the writers who produced some of the most memorable pieces in the magazine’s 61-year history, and every week will include a reading of a classic SI story.
This edition of the SI Vault Podcast welcomes Sports Illustrated senior writer Tim Layden to talk about his Aug, 26, 1996, 1996 story, "Matinee Idol Now Playing On Saturday Afternoons: Tennessee's Peyton Manning, Who Is Reveling In His Birthright As The Nation's Best Quarterback". Layden paints a fascinating picture of the Manning family and the pull of college football, particularly in the South, while sharing a behind-the-scenes look of the Mannings and how the piece came together.