Skip to comments.Peyton Manning Tango Video Surfaces
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."
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!
Hey, tango ain't easy.
I wonder if he was dating the girl. :) hehe
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