Eli Manning prepares to host 'Saturday Night Live'

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Feb 7, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning addresses the crowd during the Super Bowl XLVI victory celebration at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
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RACHEL COHEN

AP Sports Writer

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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