Ron Howard with Steph Curry, Peyton Manning at ESPYs

Producer/director Ron Howard narrated an excellent piece on Craig Sager which was shown during the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night.

The real party seemed to be backstage, though. The man who formerly played “Opie” on The Andy Griffith Show had a beer and hung out with soon-to-be Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.

Manning was one of three winners to to be given this year’s Icon Award.

He chatted and snapped a photo with Steph Curry as well.

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Now that Manning is retired, and has the time, maybe Howard will feature him in one of his future movies.

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