Is it probably against the rules? Yes. Was it the highlight of ESPN executives' days? Probably not.
Was it hilarious, genuine, and a prime example of why the Manningcast is a refreshing sports media product? Absolutely.
OK, I am a typical New Yorker when it comes to people talking or producing a documentary about the New York Mets of the 1980's. So, when ESPN announced that they would be doing a "30 for 30" on the 1986 Mets called "Once Upon A Time In Queens" I rolled my eyes. I admit it.
Everybody loves a storybook tale about the Little League team that beat the bigger and better team to win the championship. But a Little League team beating the powerful New York Yankees, well that is a tall tale. Or is it?