Tonight marks the end of a truly remarkable run. David Letterman will air his final episode of The Late Show and will step aside from the late night talk gig for good. There is no question Letterman had quite the impact on the late night talk circuit over the years and he always ventured into the world of sports. So the folks across the SportsTalk sites decided to serve up some of our favorite moments and memories from Letterman’s run on late night.
Over the years Letterman offered plenty of air time to stars of the college football world, with the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York offering some of the best of the best to stop by for an interview or to read a top ten list. In 1997 Tennessee’s Peyton Manning made his first of many late night talk show appearances while in town for the Heisman Trophy festivities. Manning did not win the Heisman Trophy that season (that honor went to Michigan’s Charles Woodson), but the future all-pro and hall of fame lock did charm Letterman and participate in Letterman’s unorthodox skills competition.