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Peyton Manning Tango Video Surfaces
WRTV - Indianapolis ^ | February 3, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 02/04/2007 6:21:57 AM PST by mcg2000

MIAMI -- A middle school play video Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning referenced on Wednesday when asked if he could deal with pressure situations has surfaced, thanks to a former classmate who now lives Boston.

"There's video. Don't look for it -- it's deep in the Manning vault, I can assure you," Manning said during a Wednesday press conference in southern Florida, where his Colts play the Bears in the NFL's championship game on Sunday.

Manning said his performance in the play was proof that he could come through in the clutch.

"It was a full-on tango," Manning recalled.

Manning had been asked about the most pressure he had faced in his life. He started his answer by saying that when he was in eighth grade, he registered for a musical theater class to get out of a computer course.

"A week into it, they said, 'Well, by the way, you have to be in the school play,'" Manning said. "I said, 'I don't want to do that,' and they said, 'Well, you're in the play.'"

Manning said he was assigned the role of Miguel in a play called "The Boyfriend." He'd have to do a tango with a character called Lola, and he'd have to wear black pants, a red ruffle tuxedo shirt, and a yellow cummerbund.

He dreaded performing in front of his family, especially his brothers Eli and Cooper.

"Saturday, they were going to be able to be there, and that was pressure," he said. "But I did it, man. I studied up. I went full speed on that tango."


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: colts; indianapolis; nfl; superbowl
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1 posted on 02/04/2007 6:21:58 AM PST by mcg2000
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To: mcg2000
Man...no wonder he didnt want that shown. LOL

View here
2 posted on 02/04/2007 6:42:23 AM PST by smith288
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To: mcg2000
"But I did it, man. I studied up. I went full speed on that tango."

Carry on brother.
3 posted on 02/04/2007 6:48:12 AM PST by Vision ("Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4)
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To: Vision; cherokeenation

I think it was adorable! My 10th grad son has taken ballroom dancing. They are so sincere and serious. So cute. He even got up at the national fair with his friends and did some impromptu waltzing. woo!


4 posted on 02/04/2007 9:28:43 AM PST by Shimmer128 (Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.)
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To: mcg2000; Caipirabob; Cacique

Hey, tango ain't easy.


5 posted on 02/04/2007 10:44:47 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mcg2000

6 posted on 02/04/2007 10:52:59 AM PST by maggief
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To: mcg2000

I wonder if he was dating the girl. :) hehe


7 posted on 02/04/2007 9:52:12 PM PST by Echo Talon
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