The ESPY award ceremony is comparable to the Grammys or Oscars of sports. Legends from all sports past and present are here at this event and relive some of the best moments from the year in sports. Many awards are given for best play, best team, and much more. The ESPYS have given us some special moments and this year should be no different. With the year marking the 25th anniversary of the awards show, there will be many surprises coming from the ceremony. peyton manning will be the taking viewers through the ceremony, as he has been selected as the host for this year's ESPYS.

Manning isn't the popular pick, but he is the right one.

Manning the Man

Peyton Manning has the resume on the sports side of thing to be a worthy ESPYS host. Manning was an NFL QB for 20 seasons, playing for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Manning was one of the best, having records in career touchdowns, yards, and completions. Manning is a two-time Super Bowl Champion, winning Super Bowl XLI with the Colts and Super Bowl L with Denver. He was also a five-time MVP award recipient. Manning is arguably one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game, and he can add hosting the best sports award shows to his resume as well.

Manning received the 2016 Icon Award at the ESPYS along with former Laker legend Kobe Bryant and U.S Women's Soccer legend Abby Wambach.

They all retired from their respective sports the year before they were given the award. This only adds to a list of upcoming events for Peyton, as he is getting a statue of himself in front of Lucas Oil Stadium in October.

Manning expressed his gratitude for being selected saying in a statement "It's an honor to be asked to host the ESPYS, and it's even more meaningful that it's the 25th year for this incredible event.

The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career."

Used to the Spotlight

Peyton Manning should be used to being in the TV spotlight. He is known for his time doing commercials for DirecTV, Papa John's, and Nationwide. Manning shouldn't have any problems keeping the crowd entertained, as he is funnier than people give him credit for.

Manning was on Comedy Central for a roast of Rob Lowe, and he had some pretty good zingers for the crowd. Manning's humor isn't appreciated by many, but expect him to be edgy and full of jokes when he takes the stage. One can expect Manning to throw in shots about the current state of the NFL, and even take a shot at his younger brother Eli Manning.

Manning seems like the perfect fit for the ESPYS this year. With his quick humor and ability to entertain, this should be a great 25th anniversary of the cherished award show. The show will be held in Los Angeles July 12th. It will be aired live on ABC.