Peyton Manning is going to the Superbowl. I guess what they say is true, “every dog has his day.” I can’t think of anyone in the NFL more annoying to me as Peyton Manning. He is a good football player… I think we all acknowledge (grudgingly) that fact.
However, he has one skill that is even more refined than his quarterbacking skills… his arrogance.
One of the things I always notice about Peyton is that he will endorse anything. And everything. Because lord knows his salary as an NFL quarterback isn’t enough. The one I hate the most is the one for some cellular service. The exact brand escapes me. But he basically wears a fake moustache and talks about how strapping and talented Peyton Manning is.
I realize that Peyton didn’t write the commercial. No kidding.
But can any of us imagine…. hmmm…. any decent person acting like such a horse’s ass, even if it was a paid endorsement written by someone else?
I’m reminded of the AFC game where the Colts and Chiefs went to overtime. At the coin toss, Peyton won, and when asked if they would receive or kick off, he exclaimed (over the loudspeakers) “We want to receive, because we’re gonna WIN!” Hmmm. Not the most classy thing ever uttered over the loudspeaker system to 80,000 fans… plus the TV audience.
And, in Peyton Manning fashion, the Colts went on to lose in overtime.
His exuberance is overshadowed by his classless arrogance.
It’s really shocking to me that Peyton didn’t choke in the game yesterday, as is his pattern. My only explanation is that Brady choked…
I’m going to be cheering (much to my own dismay) for Chicago in the Superbowl. Maybe when Peyton matures a bit, I’ll be able to see him for the great football player that he is.
Stats don’t mean a thing if you’re a big, stupid jerk.