Yesterday was supposed to be the day when Will Ferrell showed up on ESPN SportsCenter and took over the show in character as Ron Burgundy. But thanks to the Jameis Winston decision occurring on the same day, Ron’s dream of hosting SportsCenter was shelved. But even though he didn’t host SportsCenter, Ron Burgundy still managed to conduct an interview with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and the seven minutes of riffing is the best thing you’ll see all day.
It’s amazing how Will Ferrell can pretty much wing it as Ron Burgundy and still come off utterly and completely hilarious every single time. Manning is clearly enjoying himself too, as were we, especially when Burgundy notes that manning’s success is made even more amazing by the fact that he doesn’t have a mustache.
The best part though is when Manning is asked by Burgundy if the mythical Manning sister actually exists. It’s essentially Burgundy describing an East German women’s wrestling champion trapped in the body of a Manning, but the exchange was golden. Ferrell was in character as Burgundy to help promote his latest film, Anchorman 2.
So while we would have liked to see Burgundy host SportsCenter, we still got to see the best seven minutes of Burgundy action we could have hoped for anyways. Anchorman 2 hits theaters on December 18th.