Fourteen years in the league and the worst we can say about you is that you made a lot of castor-oil faces and your helmet left funny marks and one time you laid into your “idiot kicker.” Fourteen years and you didn’t sext anything, wreck anything or deck anybody.
You were a 10,000-watt bulb in a small city, and yet you never seemed to tire of it. If you did, you rarely showed it. There’s a fan website — peytonmanning18.com/encounters.html — where everyday people tell how you were with them. It’s hard to find a rotten one.
You don’t have to be a Peyton fan, a Colts fan, or even an NFL fan to appreciate what Manning has brought to the sport and to the city of Indy. An incredible piece on an incredible athlete [and person].
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