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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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To: cliniclinical
The Colts were just reaping the karma of throwing games at the end of the season.

That was the coaches decision--made Manning mad.

151 posted on 02/08/2010 6:45:44 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: F15Eagle
Well I'm not too familiar with Kanye West but if she looks anything like Taylor Swift, she could interrupt me anytime. Neither of those two bimbos however could hold a candle to our own Sarah Palin.

Where did the expression "hold a candle" come from anyhow? Well I looked it up and and here is what I got from WikiAnswers:

This is one of those expressions, which has been around for several hundred years. Before the days of electricity, it was common practice to light candles after the sun went down. Since street lighting was almost non-existent, the fairly well to do had servants who followed them everywhere carrying a candle. It was also possible to hire "linkboys". These boys carried with them lanterns and candles and they provided the necessary light for the people going from one part of the town to another. Since the servants and the linkboys were looked down upon by the masters, the expression "can't hold a candle to someone" began to mean someone who is inferior.

Speaking of interceptions, the interception of the year had to go to Scott Brown for picking off the late Teddy Kennedy's lob to Martha Coakley and running it back 99 yards to finally put the GOP on the board here in Massachusetts.

Now it's time to yank Barney Frank and I don't mean that as a double entendre.

152 posted on 02/08/2010 6:47:25 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 36 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: VicVega
But if he doesn’t do anything about this “cloud” hanging over him, he will lose endorsements.

What atonement would satisfy you, and those minds that you are reading?

153 posted on 02/08/2010 6:48:13 PM PST by willieroe
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To: SamAdams76

West is a guy. George Bush don’t like black people”, is one of his famous quotes.


154 posted on 02/08/2010 6:49:27 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: F15Eagle

Should have copied you on 152.


155 posted on 02/08/2010 6:50:56 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: F15Eagle

It’s poor sportsmanship and everyone knows it. Only spoiled brats storm off the field when they lose. Your desire to win ENDS when the game is over. Then you have to accept the outcome.


156 posted on 02/08/2010 6:53:40 PM PST by politicalmerc (Let's send the Halfrican back to Africa.)
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To: VicVega

Really? Well it’s certainly a girly sounding name to me.


157 posted on 02/08/2010 6:57:04 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 36 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: VicVega
You're the one leaping. God only knows why. Lose endorsements? lol

I just watched the video. First, Peyton never once said he went looking for Brees after the game. In fact, had you read the article I posted, you would have known what Peyton said. For some odd reason, it was Brees who said he knew Peyton was looking for him and that he, too, went looking for Peyton yet there is no evidence on the video Brees did any such thing. The place was chaos. Maybe you should watch the video. Neither man, nor player as far as I can tell, has a problem with this.

How about this snip from the Globe of all places:

"I’ll certainly talk to Drew," Manning said. "I certainly know how it was three years ago when we won. There’s not much consolation for the guys who didn’t win. There’s the stage getting set up and there’s the celebration. That’s the time for the Saints to celebrate. It’s their field. They deserve the moment. I certainly congratulate all their players, their organization. I will speak to Drew Brees, speak to Sean Payton. They deserve all the credit."

Manning handled himself like a pro after the handshake incident (if you even want to call that an incident). He ran into Darren Sharper on the way out of his postgame press conference and congrulated him profusely, shaking his hand and giving a little half hug.

If you want to get on Manning for something, do it for the interception he threw in the fourth quarter.

158 posted on 02/08/2010 7:21:56 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

Peyton’s stock will go down as Drews goes up.

We covered Brees already covering for Manning.

Watch film of teams losing and leaders, shaking the victors hands.

Favre is a great example of just that.

Petyon walked off. No gesture to anyone.

He has had time to craft a message after the fact. Good for him. Hope Arch talked some sense into him. No doubt Eli and Coop probably told him something as well.

Damage already has been done to his image.

Too bad.

I’ve learned something this season.

Cowboy fans are no longer the worst fans in the NFL. That goes to many Viking fans.

Colt players are poor sportsmen. It showed big time on the field.

The best team won the Super Bowl. One can’t always say/write that, but in this case, yes.


159 posted on 02/08/2010 8:27:46 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: SamAdams76

Sure does. LOL

About 47 seconds into video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z8gCZ7zpsQ


160 posted on 02/08/2010 8:32:14 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: VicVega
Or, maybe Brees was covering for himself, cuz he didn't go looking for Manning like he said he did. Remember, Manning never said he went looking for Brees. Brees said it. There was no reason to cover for Manning. Now, unlike you, I don't give a rat's behind whether or not Brees really went looking for Manning.

I've learned something too; there are a bunch of bandwagon fans still not thinking clearly today due to consuming large quantities of alcohol last night. At least I hope that's what is causing such continued faulty reasoning when presented with overwhelming facts to the contrary.

161 posted on 02/08/2010 9:10:34 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

Don’t blame you. The winner doesn’t have to look for the loser.

Point is, Manning didn’t go looking for anyone. His ego was too bruised.

The facts are jen-Peyton walked off field. No congratulations to anyone. NO waving to fans. He proved to the world he is a loser.

Maybe that will give him some street credit in the eastside/westside of Indianapolis but it ruins his good guy credit in the real world.

Now you have posted the after loser spin. Same crap a politician would do getting caught with his pants down, making an inappropriate remark, etc.

NO LOOKING FOR ANYONE, just a man child who lost a game not willing to shake hands or acknowledge a win. Watch films of real men and women congratulating everyone.

Only the man/woman child would storm off a field or walk off a court.

Manning, like some others has some growing up to do. Hopefully he does it this offseason.

Bandwagon fans, lol at even the gesture.

Keep the “after the fact” quotes coming. It’s very entertaining.


162 posted on 02/08/2010 10:53:51 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: omega4179

“Robotically”? Rising above ones self is healing. It is not “stretching” to cover the high emotion rather that is the whole point of it.

As for this:”At some point people need to be people and crack up and be forgiven afterwards.”

That actually doesn’t mean anything. Sounds like the “lets lower standards on everyone” rubbish that gained so much popularity in the ‘70’s. People need to rise above human nature or we’re all just a bunch of animals.


163 posted on 02/09/2010 3:10:04 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: dfwgator

“And Peyton has done that privately.”

AFTER the fact, probably after he had a moment to realize what a pouty bitch he’d been acting. I know the feeling. Manning was thinking only of himself and HIS loss when he walked off.


164 posted on 02/09/2010 3:13:43 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: lonestar

Oh I know... Hence the look on Manning’s face on the sidelines... He was incredulous... In shock, really.


165 posted on 02/09/2010 3:39:19 AM PST by cliniclinical (space for rent)
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To: F15Eagle

Kanye West: Peyton Manning hates black people.


166 posted on 02/09/2010 5:14:09 AM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: VicVega
No one, other than Brees, is claiming Manning did anything differently,and Brees doesn't care. So, I guess Manning was suppose to do this for your sake? You were suited up for the game? lol

Your attempt at trying to make your point, whatever it is, by using a condescending tone->fail. Shows weakness.

167 posted on 02/09/2010 6:20:54 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

A coward and a loser was born when Manning walked off the field.

As you just point out, Brees is the one saying they looked for one another.

SO Manning didn’t look for anyone because he was a losing spoiled little coward.

He would have wanted the world to see him had he won, but in this case he
lost so the coward hit the shower.

WIll never win another SB again. He knows it.

Manning was out played, the Cults were out coached and it showed what a man child he has become.

Manning stepped on the field a man walked off a boy boy. Some team leader.

Go find another “after the fact” interview. It’s entertaining.

HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!


168 posted on 02/09/2010 8:06:15 AM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: F15Eagle

No player with drive plays to lose, but when you lose, you congratulate the victor and the victor should be gracious in victory is well.

I think both sides of that equation are lacking in most sports at the championship level.


169 posted on 02/09/2010 8:11:30 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: TalBlack

You know the feeling because we’ve all had it and all acted this way at one time or another. Of course, we expect better from everyone but ourselves.


170 posted on 02/09/2010 8:13:55 AM PST by John W
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To: F15Eagle

People whine too much about this. It ain’t hockey, the handshake is just there if the players to do it. You really can’t expect me to believe that every single member of the 53 man roster plus coaches ALL hung out on the field to congradulate members of the other team, not buying it. Prior to tape gate nobody even paid the slightest attention to post game handshakes in the NFL, it’s time we got back to that. Guy don’t wanna shake hands guy don’t gotta shake hands, it doesn’t make him a poor sport, just makes him a guy that doesn’t feel like shaking hands.


171 posted on 02/09/2010 8:15:34 AM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: VicVega
Nah, more fun now to let your ever further reaching rants on what a loser/coward Peyton Manning is stand by themselves. Enjoy New Orleans. Be sure to thank loser/coward Peyton and the Manning family for donating money and time to the city to try to make it a better place for you to have a good time.
172 posted on 02/09/2010 8:41:44 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny
"Manning family for donating money and time to the city"

Once again Jen you prove you really don't know what you write about.

173 posted on 02/09/2010 8:56:30 AM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: VicVega

LOL. You get better with each post. Don’t stop. Really. heh


174 posted on 02/09/2010 9:11:09 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

Jen, you’re boring. I’m sure guys tell you that all the time.


175 posted on 02/09/2010 9:37:16 AM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL- ZERO still SUCKS.)
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To: VicVega

LOL


176 posted on 02/09/2010 10:47:13 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Alas Babylon!; F15Eagle

“You might stop your hero worship for a moment”

There is no hero worship to my statement. I don’t worship any human being. I was just responding to what I consider petty attacks on a true competitor and a gentleman. You guys are being legalistic about NFL tradition. F15Eagle should be man enough to overlook just a petty “misdemeanor” on the part of Manning.


177 posted on 02/09/2010 2:44:58 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: rj45mis

And you should be man enough to not get so all emotional about it. Face it, you were. Hence the attack... If F15Eagle’s attack was so petty, why bother to even reply to me now, a day later? He’s just another FReeper making his opinion heard about Manning. Others on the same thread said far worse. No need to make it personal.

I must disagree about your description of Manning. In my opinion, he is arrogant and not very sportsmanlike. Not qualities of a gentleman, but perhaps I am too wrapped up in the legalities of tradition, as you say. I’ll agree Manning is a competitor. One of the best. A pleasure to watch play, really.


178 posted on 02/09/2010 3:39:14 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

“And you should be man enough to not get so all emotional about it. Face it, you were.”

Fair enough. I played baseball and softball at a high caliber level hence I understand competitiveness. I also coached the team I played on later in life and never permitted poor sportsmanship, win or lose. I am from Indiana and live there now. Manning may come across as arrogant to outsiders but it is not so much that as he is so focused on getting the job done that he has a difficult time congratulating the opponent in the immediate aftermath of an emotional defeat. I always made it a point to do so but I can also relate to his decision not to make a photo op out of it.


179 posted on 02/09/2010 3:58:47 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: F15Eagle

I think the moment the championship is decided is the moment for the vanquished to exit the arena quickly, so that the victor can have their day.


180 posted on 02/09/2010 4:01:14 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: John W

“Of course, we expect better from everyone but ourselves.”

I expect better from anyone mature enough to know better.

I was referring to my youth.


181 posted on 02/09/2010 4:44:43 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: TalBlack

Riiiiight.


182 posted on 02/09/2010 5:15:43 PM PST by John W
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To: F15Eagle
Walking off the field without congratulating Drew Brees(notes) may go against our misguided notion of what sportsmanship should be, but it wasn't at all disrespectful or bitter. It shows how much Peyton Manning wanted to win the game. And who can argue about that?

LeBron James was caught up in a similar controversy during the NBA playoffs last year and the same thing that was true then is true now: A perfunctory handshake doesn't make someone a good sport. It either makes them indifferent to the game's result or a good actor.

He misses the point more than Michael Bay missed the mark,
When he made Pearl Harbor.
He misses the point more than that movie missed the point,
And that’s an awful lot .
And now, now you've posted the article,
And all I'm trying to say,
Is Pearl Harbor sucked and the Sports Illustrated guy missed what good sportsmanship is and why it's important.

183 posted on 02/09/2010 5:24:52 PM PST by x
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To: F15Eagle
It's a BS controversy. If you lose the big game, just get the hell out of the way and allow the winner their moment in the Sun.

These guys will probably be together at a dozen sports banquets and celib golf matches over the next few months. They will have plenty of time for all that stuff later.

184 posted on 02/09/2010 5:27:18 PM PST by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: rj45mis; Alas Babylon!

And Manning should have been man enough to go over and congratulate his friend on a game well-played.


185 posted on 02/09/2010 5:33:03 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: John W

Deal with it.


186 posted on 02/09/2010 5:58:27 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: TalBlack

No problem here.


187 posted on 02/09/2010 6:00:13 PM PST by John W
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To: John W

Ooops, I thought that “Riiiight” was from another thread.


188 posted on 02/09/2010 6:02:12 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: x
Well I was trying to slog through the short story "Mars Is No Place For Children" but I keep getting distracted as I think about just how pathetic Peyton Manning played on Sunday and how childish his antics were after the game was over.

It really is a messed up situation and NFL football may never recover.

189 posted on 02/09/2010 6:13:41 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 36 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: Petronski

From some of these posts it seems Manning would have been better off to have shot a few people, including himself, killed some dogs, raped and beaten several women and had a couple of kids out of wedlock.


190 posted on 02/10/2010 8:18:12 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: JMS

Growing up in New Orleans Peyton Manning used to dream about throwing the winning touchdown for the Saints in the Super Bowl.

And on Sunday he did......


191 posted on 02/10/2010 2:06:36 PM PST by diji (IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !)
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