Luke Bryan asks Peyton Manning to 'pay up' after Georgia Bulldogs thump NFL icon's Tennessee Vols
Peyton Manning was on hand with his family to watch the third matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 1 in college football history, but unfortunately for him, the Dawgs took a 27-13 win
A huge win over Peyton Manning’s Tennessee Vols led Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs to become the No. 1 team in the country. Manning was on hand with his family to watch the third matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 1 in college football history, but unfortunately for him, the Dawgs took a 27-13 win. They also took home the No. 1 spot in the country with them. Meanwhile, Manning and country music artist Luke Bryan were involved in a bet, with Luke sure about the Georgia Bulldogs' victory.
"I know Luke is excited about this past weekend in Athens,” Manning said while introducing Bryan, who has sold over 75 million albums during his career. “Hey, I need that hundy ($100) - me and you. That hundy. Where's that hundy?” Bryan asked the ex-NFL star, according to Dawg Post.
“I will give it do you tomorrow,” Manning said, adding, "We are going to talk about (Georgia-Tennessee). I know you were the guest picker on (College) Gameday. Your Bulldogs beat my Vols. Luke were you surprised we actually invited you to be on the show tonight?” “I thought I might have the night off. You have to let me come on here, and you have to take your medicine Peyton,” Bryan said. “You have to take you medicine.”
Luke, who grew up in South Georgia, has been on the sideline in the past, including the 2013 Vanderbilt game in Nashville. He recalled how a performance of his was nearly thrown off after he cheered for the Dawgs in the Dawgs’ 33-18 win over No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. “We were cheering for the Dawgs. Peyton saw me before the game. He could see the intensity in my eyes,” he said, adding, "What’s crazy is - so that was January 10th. My next concert was January 23rd. I was still having vocal trouble - that's how much I yelled in that game.”
Luke's wife, Caroline, apparently jokingly put tape over his mouth three days after the game, and said, "He’s on vocal rest after his EXCESSIVE screaming at National Championship game….can’t say I’m too unhappy about it! I plan on talking nonstop and annoying the hell out of him.”
The No. 1 Dawgs, meanwhile, will take on Mississippi State on the road this Saturday, November 12. If they win and are 16.5-point favorites, they will win the SEC East for the fifth time in six years.