“Yep. I can understand being upset if officials made bad calls (dont 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.
31-17 is soundly beaten.
Agreed. The teams were well matched, they played with very few penalties, they played hard, consistently, methodically. Had a couple of plays been different (the interception, the onside kick), Indianapolis might have won.
What must have been frustrating for Manning was that he had to sit there for a huge chunk of the second half, not able to do anything to win. You could see he was going crazy on the sidelines. When he finally got his chance, the team was moving well, then the interception. New Orleans deserves credit for playing nose-to-nose most of the game and then capitalizing superbly on that opportunity and for risking the onside kick. They won but “soundly beat” the Colts, well, not quite.
Manning should have shaken hands. It was very frustrating to sit on the sidelines but he needed to suck it up and do the right thing. One can empathize with how he felt without condoning the error in judgment.
Oh for goodness sakes! The article is about Manning, not F15Eagle.
You might stop your hero worship for a momment and realize that F15Eagle is only another FReeper, whom I’d trust over a sports player.
As far as Mannings motives, it is a tradition of NFL sportmanship to do the handshake. Not following that tradition is rightly questionable by any true sports fan.