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Peyton Manning storms off Super Bowl field. Is he a poor sport?
Yahoo! Sports ^ | Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:25 pm EST | By Chris Chase

Posted on 02/08/2010 2:35:16 PM PST by F15Eagle

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Yeah, it's poor sportsmanship. Despite the article spin.
1 posted on 02/08/2010 2:35:16 PM PST by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

I think so, too.


3 posted on 02/08/2010 2:36:13 PM PST by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: F15Eagle

Sore loser - they were outplayed and I don’t care how frustrated he was, he should take it like a man instead of pouting and stalking off the field.


4 posted on 02/08/2010 2:37:55 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: F15Eagle

Yes, it’s poor sportsmanship. Lebron’s display showed him as a bitter loser.


5 posted on 02/08/2010 2:38:47 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: MamaB

I don’t know - he and Brees are good friends as per Brees’ interview prior to the Superbowl. He was probably upset at throwing the INT and losing the Superbowl. I think they’re reading too much into it.


6 posted on 02/08/2010 2:38:57 PM PST by JMS
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To: JMS

Maybe.
But, sometimes, you just gotta man up and shake hands.


7 posted on 02/08/2010 2:39:41 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: JMS

Perception is everything. I’ll bet a few of his endorsers winced.


8 posted on 02/08/2010 2:39:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: F15Eagle

Yeah it is...but he made a very gracious statement a bit later when interviewed congratulating the Saints and the city of N’awlins...so ok..whatever.

...and I would add in other sports like baseball, the losing team doesn’t run over to congratulate the champions.


9 posted on 02/08/2010 2:40:17 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: ConorMacNessa; MamaB

Yep. I can understand being upset if officials made bad calls (don’t know if that happened or not) but they got soundly defeated it appears.

Man up, Peyton. You got beat.


10 posted on 02/08/2010 2:40:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I lost total respect for the little arrogant Manning. The better man and team won.


11 posted on 02/08/2010 2:40:20 PM PST by kempster
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To: F15Eagle

I’ll second that.


12 posted on 02/08/2010 2:41:04 PM PST by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: F15Eagle

Didn’t like being upstaged by a better man, Peyton?


13 posted on 02/08/2010 2:41:07 PM PST by IAMIUBU
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To: F15Eagle

It has been a bad year for those at the top of their sports - Lebron stormed off the court, Tiger ruined his brand, and now Manning pouted off the field.


14 posted on 02/08/2010 2:42:21 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: F15Eagle
I gotta agree with the writer here. Manning is a class act, but he's also a competitor too. He was probably pissed at himself more than being a poor sport.

Going to the SB is tough. I know that Manning has a ring already, but I bet he doesn't want to wind up like Favre, trying bitterly to go back and win another one in his 40s.

15 posted on 02/08/2010 2:43:26 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Your wallet: Where Democrats want to drill)
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To: F15Eagle

Who wants bet this guy winds up working for obama?


16 posted on 02/08/2010 2:44:23 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: F15Eagle

I thought it rather strange that they didn’t show the two QB’s meeting in the field at the end of the game. I just assumed that I looked away from the TV and missed it.

I didn’t realize Payton was pouting and storming off the field.

I did recall the camera on Manning as he was leaving the field.


17 posted on 02/08/2010 2:45:04 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: MamaB

agreed.

Both Manning and Lebron (at least so far) have both proven to be exemplary in their on and off the field (court) behavior. The “non-handshake” is only news because neither are prone to any controversial behavior.

Can’t remember the last time anyone even wondered if Ray Lewis stuck around to shake hands . . .

of course . . .

Can’t imagine anyone wanting to hang around and wait for a Ray Lewis handshake either.


18 posted on 02/08/2010 2:45:41 PM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: F15Eagle
Did he cry?

-PJ

19 posted on 02/08/2010 2:46:34 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: JMS

Manning blew the game he had a right to be upset. Tired of everyone being judged by others standards- that is political correctness.


20 posted on 02/08/2010 2:47:10 PM PST by omega4179
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To: F15Eagle
I am a baseball fan (I only watch football playoff and superbowl games)....so I never understood the winning and losing team glad handing each other after the game.

perhaps it is a good thing...I dunno...

but when a team wins the World Series, the losing team looks sad, almost morose in the dugout, then they abruptly head for the showers while the winning team is estatic and celebrate on the field and in the locker room....and in roughly 40 WS final games that I have watched over 60 years I dont remember seeing members of the 2 teams making nice with each other....afterward, in news conferences, the losing team members/manager congratulate the winners....and the winners say what a great team the losers were.....

21 posted on 02/08/2010 2:47:17 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: F15Eagle

Emotionally unable to Contribute ...

Today would be a better day to comment.

I would say he did what he did was better than what could have been a media feeding frenzy, bad enough to lose but endless questions about the interception would have been intolerable... especially with the adrenalin JMHO

TT


22 posted on 02/08/2010 2:47:44 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: F15Eagle

Man up! Nothing wrong with a purfunctory hand shake when you’ve been trounced and bested and you know it. It’s called civilized behavior. What kinda role model acts like a petulant child, even if he’s mad at himself.


23 posted on 02/08/2010 2:48:00 PM PST by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: F15Eagle

The Colts were just reaping the karma of throwing games at the end of the season. To me, it was a chink in the armor that grew into a Super Bowl loss. Peyton did not look like a champion at all in the shots of him on the sidelines throughout the game. He knew that they were in big trouble early, though the score did not reflect, and he could not turn it around. I guess having the team refreshed and rested for the big game turned out to be a poor strategy.


24 posted on 02/08/2010 2:48:01 PM PST by cliniclinical (space for rent)
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To: F15Eagle
It shows how much Peyton Manning wanted to win the game.

LOL!

Yeah, that makes it all OK. After all, truly poor sports are that way because they really don't care if they win or lose, right? The ones who act that way just because they "wanted to win the game" aren't really poor sports.

Pffft.

It was poor sportsmanship.

25 posted on 02/08/2010 2:48:17 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: IAMIUBU

Manning said the better team won- after the game what more do you want?


26 posted on 02/08/2010 2:48:25 PM PST by omega4179
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To: F15Eagle
A perfunctory handshake doesn't make someone a good sport.

Of course not, you shallow little fool.

The handshake is only a symbol of the good spirit inside the man, who can put the game down when it's over and congratulate the winner.

It's the sportsman that makes the handshake, not the other way round.

27 posted on 02/08/2010 2:48:48 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: F15Eagle

I’ve always been very impressed with the way most athletes take the time to congratulate the winners, even after a bitterly disappointing loss. Manning should have continued that tradition, and he made himself look bad by not doing so.

I understand that great players, who are so driven to win, have a hard time handling defeat, and that being TOO good a loser might show you don’t care about winnning. However, he should have sucked it up for a couple of minutes, shook a few hands, and then let the defeat get to him. He seems like a good guy, so I’m sure he wishes he had.


28 posted on 02/08/2010 2:49:31 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade ("I don't have a whole lot of mercy for the bad guys, I'm on the good guys' side." -Sarah Palin)
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“Yeah, it’s poor sportsmanship. Despite the article spin.”

I agree. It makes him look as though he’s protesting something, like an illegal call or something.

It’s only a game, Peyton.


29 posted on 02/08/2010 2:49:51 PM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: F15Eagle

“Yep. I can understand being upset if officials made bad calls (don’t know if that happened or not) but they got soundly defeated it appears.
Man up, Peyton. You got beat.”

Soundly beaten is a relative observation when 1 play could have changed the outcome. As for deriding Manning’s decision to leave the field without the customary congratulatory handshake, you are judging his motives. I’ll take his integrity over yours, thank you.


30 posted on 02/08/2010 2:49:55 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: F15Eagle

“Hall of Fames”???


31 posted on 02/08/2010 2:50:15 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: F15Eagle; All
Hey, "Ad Man" Manning was just in a hurry; probably running late for the taping of another commercial endorsement for about a million dollars.
YES....GET OVER IT FOLKS.....HE IS A SPOILED LITTLE BRAT AND A POOR FREAKIN' SPORT.

32 posted on 02/08/2010 2:51:16 PM PST by no dems (Sarah Palin has more experience than B. Hussein Obama had.)
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To: TomGuy

Most every college and professional football game I’ve ever seen the losers congratulate the winners. Or a good portion of the team anyways.

We did it in little league baseball. We did it in basketball.

This sets a poor example for kids who were watching the Superbowl.

When ya get beat, that’s how the cookie crumbles.

And competitive sports usually has a winner and a loser except in the rare tie.


33 posted on 02/08/2010 2:51:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Agreed!

Once the game is over you "man" (No pun intended!) up and congratulate the winner. That's the dignified way of ending a contest of will and sport.

34 posted on 02/08/2010 2:51:29 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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ps I had NO HORSE in this race but was rooting against New Orleans as the news media told me it was all Americans responsibility to support the Saints because their city was incompetent before, during, and after Katrina....so it was my job to have a bleeding heart for them. (and the frackin’ morons voted for another Marxist mayor this week...)

I rooted for the Colts for no other reason.


35 posted on 02/08/2010 2:51:57 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: F15Eagle

Manning is a champion. He threw the INT that lost the game, so, chances are he was very upset with himself and didn’t feel like taking the inevitable “How do you feel” questions from the morons in the media, nothing more. He didn’t play the media game so they’re making news where there is none.


36 posted on 02/08/2010 2:53:12 PM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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Yeah, it's poor sportsmanship. Despite the article spin.

I completely agree. It shows an utter lack of class.

The media is just doing its job in assisting the continued erosion of good manners and common decency.

37 posted on 02/08/2010 2:53:37 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Izzy Dunne
The handshake is only a symbol of the good spirit inside the man, who can put the game down when it's over and congratulate the winner.

It's the sportsman that makes the handshake, not the other way round.


Well-said.
38 posted on 02/08/2010 2:54:28 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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I’m not a footballphile, but didn’t Manning do his part?...He throwed exceptionally well....but his receivers flubbed.


39 posted on 02/08/2010 2:54:38 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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Peyton Manning is a class act, so I'll give the benefit of the doubt on this one.
40 posted on 02/08/2010 2:54:52 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Hey Nancy, how many jobs have been lost since you and the Democrats took Congress?)
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To: F15Eagle

If hockey players can line up for a handshake at center ice after they just spent several days beating the snot out of each other, then the losing quarterback can stay on the field to congratulate the winning quarterback.


41 posted on 02/08/2010 2:54:53 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: rj45mis

31-17 is soundly beaten.


42 posted on 02/08/2010 2:56:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

At least he didn’t rip his uniform top off like Favre did when he lost SB XXXII. Funny how nobody made a big deal about that. And Favre wasn’t out in the middle of the field shaking hands, either.

BTW, I think both show poor sportsmanship and set a bad example to younger players and fans.


43 posted on 02/08/2010 2:57:54 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Reaganesque

I would agree overall Manning is an exceptional quarterback.

The aftergame win or loss is part of the game though.


44 posted on 02/08/2010 2:57:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle
Until Peyton Manning can win and lose with dignity like Brett Favre, Doug Flutie, Dan Marino, and Joe Montana, I'll never truly regard him as one of the greatest QBs of all time.

Stats, schmats.

45 posted on 02/08/2010 2:58:34 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Hoffer Rand

Didn’t know about that one. Maybe Favre is the Incredible Hulk? (just kidding)


46 posted on 02/08/2010 2:58:49 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Northern Yankee
Once the game is over you "man" (No pun intended!) up and congratulate the winner. That's the dignified way of ending a contest of will and sport.

Agree.

Put your ego aside and shake hands.

Ignore the media if you like Peyton but shake hands.

47 posted on 02/08/2010 2:58:51 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: F15Eagle

Hey F15Eagle..why is your account banned/suspended????


48 posted on 02/08/2010 2:59:38 PM PST by Paul46360
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To: F15Eagle

A month ago my favorite college team lost the National Championship and the 18 year old kid who played QB had the dignity to go shake hands with the winning team.

And last night my favorite NFL team won the SB and Manning did not have the stones to go shake hands with the winning team.

And, I knew Peyton when he was a kid.


49 posted on 02/08/2010 3:00:24 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: F15Eagle

Maybe he was just pissed. I know I would be. Sure he should have stayed out to shake hands, but he’s not perfect.


50 posted on 02/08/2010 3:00:56 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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