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The Daily Shoutout: Rob Lowe's Manning prediction

Posted on: January 19, 2012 7:29 am
 

OPENING HIT: Rob Lowe tweeted that Peyton Manning would retire and the entire sports world lost its freaking mind.

This is a story about the power of social media and gullibility with a dash of ego to boot. It’s documented that Lowe is friends with Colts owner Jim Irsay who is a master tweeter and a guy who likes to have fun, too.

This is what I think happened. Lowe pulled the Manning news out of his ass. He tweeted it. Irsay saw his tweet and then decided to play along. So washed up actor s--- stirrer + social media + rumor = gold.

Now, my belief is that Manning just might retire. I’ve long believed that but I don’t think Lowe knows a damn thing. This is the NFL, not St. Elmo’s Fire. Future plans of one of the great passers of all time don’t get leaked to actors. Unless it’s Jim Brown. Or maybe Burt Reynolds.

So here we are. Another historic moment in social media. An 80s star tweets about Manning retiring and we all lose it. Not sure who that speaks more ill of. Lowe…

…or us.
Category: NFL
Tags: Colts, Manning, NFL
 
Comments

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:28 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Rob Lowe's Manning prediction

How has this guy not seen the West Wing or Parks & Recreation? Park & Rec might not have the ratings the West Wing had, but Ken Tremendous of Fire Joe Morgan is the head writer of P&R, and you don't know about this?

Rob Lowe, when he's not tweeting, is a fantastic comedic actor, whether playing an idealized version of George Stephanopoulos, or an excessively upbeat town manager.
Also, Manning's not retiring. Especially if Eli gets another ring this year.



Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:25 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Rob Lowe's Manning prediction

I agree. I think Manning will retire. I think he's giving us until next season to see if he fully gets his mechanics back and to see how high of a risk his injury really is. If I were a pro football player, walking away from the game without crutches, headaches, or etc. would be a plus. He still has his personal life to think about. He's had a pretty good career. He's going to the HOF. He's getting 28 million for free. Why should he return but for the love of the game?




Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:35 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Rob Lowe's Manning prediction

So?  He's as entitled to his opinion as anyone else!  Frankly, I think he's probably right!



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 7:57 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Rob Lowe's Manning prediction

Rob Lowe? Is there a DNC we can reference here, please? 


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