MNF Open: Archie Manning

Archie Manning stars in the next Monday Night Football open.

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning is participating in the new Monday Night Football open that was shot today in New Orleans.

The photo above is a sneak preview of the shoot, captured in the historic Latter Library in New Orleans, that will debut before the Saints play host to the New York Giants (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

We won’t give too much away, but it seems Archie faces a dilemma: Does he root for the hometown team that he played for and has always been loyal to, or does he root for quarterback son Eli and the visiting Giants?

There’s also a musical element involved.

The Manning family has worked with ESPN numerous times, most notably in this classic “This Is SportsCenter” ad from a few years ago.

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  • Signey

    My husband and I are enjoying the change since Ol’ Hank Jr. was replaced. We’ve always enjoyed seeing the players and the coaches involved in the openings for other sports series. It’s just so fresh and current. :)
    Could you tell me who the violinist is in the opening with Archie Manning? She’s a very dynamic artist. I’d enjoy hearing more of her music.
    Thanks ESPN!

  • Gordon Peck

    I loved the look Archie gave his two sons and their reactions, too funny. And the Violinist is Amanda Shaw, local New Orleans musician/celebrity. Miss Hank, Jr. MNF openings, but love the replacements all the same.