That is an overused superlative in sports writing, but today we need to honor the quarterback and inspiration that is Peyton Manning. He is a testament to the fact that what hard work and belief in your own abilities can make your dreams become reality, and he might also be the classiest football player in the history of the game.
Manning today broke the single season passing touchdowns record, which was stolen from him in 2009 by rival Tom Brady, and the Denver Broncos savvy field general also helped his team clinch the AFC West.
Below is a tweet to Gatorade’s video honoring Manning’s record-setting 51st touchdown pass of the season, and it is pretty amazing to see the action slowed down on a player who has sweated endless years over his throwing motion. Form your own opinion by checking it out though, and let me know what you think on twitter.
— Dave Daniels (@AllDave_AllDay) December 23, 2013
Also, if you missed the “Book of Eli”, which was an excellent film that was more about Archie Manning, then be sure to DVR it or watch it at a Ole Miss football fan’s house. They’d be sure to have it if I know my SEC football.
Thanks to Gatorade, had the honor of interviewing Peyton’s little brother (and two-time Super Bowl champ) Eli Manning last winter, which fulfilled a dream of mine to speak with a member of their family. Honestly cannot wish for enough good things to happen to this family, because they are class personified and they might even have invented the term for all we know. And for them it is not a cliche; it is the way they live their lives.