Retiring ref recalls a gesture of sportsmanship from Peyton Manning

Longtime NFL official Butch Hannah has announced his retirement, and in an interview with his hometown paper he’s recalled one player whose sportsmanship stood out: Peyton Manning. Hannah told the Chattanooga Times-Free Press about an on-field run-in he had with Manning, which had an unusual conclusion. “Peyton’s next-to-last year, the Broncos were facing the Dolphins…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

Denver Broncos: Preview of weeks 1-8 of the 2017-2018 season

The Denver Broncos followed up their championship season by missing the cut for the playoffs last season. Who could blame them after the AFC West combined to send two 12 win teams to the playoffs. The Broncos finished the 2015-2016 season with nine wins which was below expectations but seemed to be a good end result considering the loss of Peyton Manning at the quarterback position...
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Peyton Manning got testy with a ref once, and went to extremes to make sure his apology was accepted

If there was one thing Peyton Manning was generally known for during his Hall of Fame career in the NFL, it was his good-natured personality and overall charm. Manning was regularly one of the more pleasant players for NFL refs to work with, but even Good Guy Peyton Manning had to let some colorful language fly in reaction to a ref’s call on the field from time to time. And when...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

That game Peyton Manning wrote an apology letter to a referee

This is so like Manning. Remember that crazy Denver-Miami game in 2014 when Peyton Manning led the Broncos back from a 21-10 deficit in the first half to a late-game comeback 39-36 win? Of course you do because it probably stopped your heart a few times. But just in case, here’s a refresher: Week 12: Miami Dolphins vs. Denver Broncos highlights NFL GameDay is there to...
Via Mile High Report
1 day ago

Peyton Manning announced as host of 2017 ESPYs

ESPN announced on Tuesday that Peyton Manning will serve as host of the 2017 ESPYs.“It’s an honor to be asked to host the ESPYS, and it’s even more meaningful that it’s the 25th year for this incredible event,” Manning said in a statement, via ESPN. “The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career. I can still remember attending my very first show back in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck has had it harder than Peyton Manning

Perhaps no other quarterback in the NFL has experienced such a mixed fan response as Andrew Luck. The Indianapolis Colts’ 27-year-old quarterback has certainly had an interesting five years in the league, but one might think that after three consecutive playoff appearances from 2013-15 and a birth in the AFC Championship game in 2015, Luck had earned proper adulation from around...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cancer-stricken family opens up about Broncos revoking season tickets

In March, the Denver Broncos revoked 144 season-ticket holder licenses for those folks who did not attend a single game in 2016, and instead sold their tickets. Recently, Sportsnaut covered one family’s story about a season-ticket holder who could not attend any games in 2016 due to a health crisis. Eric Siegler and his wife, whose mother was dying of lung cancer, sold his tickets...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts to retire Peyton Manning’s jersey, unveil statue, on October 7

The Indianapolis Colts are set to honor Peyton Manning with a statue this upcoming season, and they’re going to retire his jersey as well. As reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, they’ll do it on October 7, a Sunday in which they’re hosting the San Francisco 49ers. Manning becomes the first player who has had his jersey retired since the Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts to unveil Peyton Manning statue, retire jersey

Peyton Manning is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Indianapolis Colts organization, and the franchise is planning to honor him accordingly.On Tuesday, the Colts announced that they will be unveiling a statue of Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7. The team will also retire Manning’s No. 18 jersey during halftime of its Week 5 game against the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning convinced Dolphins to trade for Julius Thomas

It’s always nice to have Peyton Manning on your list of references if you’re an NFL player.Julius Thomas already had a connection with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase when the Dolphins acquired Thomas from the Jaguars for a seventh-round draft pick in February. Gase was the Broncos offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014, and Thomas caught 12 touchdown passes in each of those seasons...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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