I think so, too.
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.
Yes, it’s poor sportsmanship. Lebron’s display showed him as a bitter loser.
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.
I’ll second that.
Didn’t like being upstaged by a better man, Peyton?
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.
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.
Who wants bet this guy winds up working for obama?
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.
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.....
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
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.
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.
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.
It was poor sportsmanship.
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.
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.
“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.
“Hall of Fames”???