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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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