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Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:11 am
Edited on: February 3, 2012 9:57 am
OPENING HIT-- I've always said that Peyton Manning is the most cutthroat player in the NFL. Many times that's a good thing. You want that aspect on the field. You want a quarterback to go for the kill. Manning does that, but off the field he's the same way. The jovial Manning you see in commercials isn't really that guy. He's thrown teammates under the bus publicly, and now in an attempt to win the PR battle with fans is overshadowing his little brother during Super Bowl week.

These leaks about Manning being cleared to play are carefully plotted, well designed and unquestionably coming from Manning's camp. They're manipulative and designed as a preemptive PR strike to head off Jim Irsay likely saying sometime soon they have to release Manning because of his health. This is a Brett Favre-like ploy to put pressure on Irsay and the Colts. No question about it.

Peyton Favre.

Which is why Irsay reacted so strongly on Twitter to the Manning news early this morning. Irsay knows what Manning is doing and Irsay isn't going to let him get away with it. Good for Irsay. It's one thing for Manning to use the media to push his agenda; it's another for Irsay to sit back and let Manning do it without a fight.

I respect Irsay for this. He's putting his name to his side of the fight, which is more than Manning and his agent are doing.

I've been saying for some time the probable departure of Manning from the Colts is going to get ugly and it's starting now. Both sides want to blame the other for Manning's likely exit from Indy when there is actually no one to blame. It's just the circumstances. It's football. And it's Manning being Manning.

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Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:08 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Iray is just as manipulative.  He's an Irsay, nuf ced.  If Manning is as healthy as he say's (doubtful) Irsay probably would've figured out another way to draft Luck and get rid of his $28 million cap hit who had realitically about 4 years max left of life in the NFL.  If Luck is as good as billed he'll be a Manning-esque dynasty QB too with perhaps 15 years ahead of him as well.  I don't blame Manning for the money he's earned or the position that he's now in since it was Irsay's decision to pay a guy on the downsode of his career so much as to leave his team depleted in almost every other position.  Manning may be a douche in person, but he's the only reason that there are asses in the seats at Lucas Stadium.

Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:08 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Awesome point.  This Irsay guy is almost as stupid and greedy as Mike Freeman.  Irsay for being a money grubbing cheat, and Freeman for stealing a minute of my precious time for reading his completly imbecellic article.

Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:05 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Mike Freeman has now shown that he is a complete idiot.  Peyton has done a lot for the Colts, and if anything he is defending himself against Irsay's smear campaign.  Even though Peyton is a millionairre, Irsay is a super millionairre who inherited this team from his daddy, so it is the classic "little" guy vs corporate evil.  No wonder America is falling apart when a dope like Freeman can't even see this.  This article isn't even inflammitory, it is annoying and stupid.

Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:03 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning


You did read that last year the Colts owner did say that he wanted to make Peyton the highest paid player in the NFL and make sure he retired Colt right?  


Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:36 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

This is a ridiculios article. Peyton Mannng has never been known as a bad teammate and has exhibited nothing, but class in his career. And to compare him to Brett Favre is just idiotic.

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:31 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

This is the sorry time for the football season.  Writers can't find anything new to report two days prior to the kick off so they come up with this kind of crap.  Let it ride, Peyton will play for Indy if the docs say he can, if Indy doens't want to spend the $28million the Peyton will play elsewhere.  Case closed, end of sentence.  THis kind of article is the same thing as predicting the weather for the game, duh, it's indoors.  Keep this crap out of the presses, sometimes printing nothing is better than this.

Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:11 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

I mentioned a Jim Irsay drug bust in an earlier post. That's a big accusation, so I thought I better look up the facts. A local Indy TV station reported the following:

"Among the allegations aired by Channel 13 were reports that at least three overdoses led to Irsay's stints in rehabilitation. The station also reported that Irsay's name surfaced this summer during a criminal investigation of prescription drug fraud. One doctor allegedly wrote 50 to 60 prescriptions to Irsay for as many as 2,000 tablets of opiates such as Lorcet."

I'll put my confidence in the respected athlete in this debate about the truth. I'm sure Peyton's doctors have released him to play.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:03 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Manning has been paid hundreds of millions $. What idiot came up with a $28 million roster bonus. Oh yeah, the guy who got rightfully fired for doing that. In the day of salary caps, no owner in his right mind is going to hand an injured QB $28 million and put his franchise on the hook just because Manning has played well in the past. Last time I checked, he was among the highest paid QBs in all of football during that time and he got paid handsomely last last for doing nothing. You Peyton Manning jock sniffers who jack off on his poster hanging in your respective rooms need to get a life.

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:01 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

I'm generaly the first to bash Freeman's articles.  Anyone who thinks this isn't going to get very ugly is crazy though.  Peyton hasn't been one of the best QB's ever because he's careless with his reputation.  This man has worked his butt off to make his image on, and off the field.  Do you people really think he's going to walk away from this without doing his best to keep his reputation in a positive light?  I'm not comparing this situation to the Farve situation myself, but your lying to yourself if you say you don't see the similarities in how things are playing out.  Then again I seem to remember a number of Farve fan's denying it as that was taking place also.

Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:55 pm

Super Bowl Shoutout: Manipulative Manning

Freeman, you are an idiot who doesn't deserve to write for CBS. You make them look bad. And I'm sure everyone here agrees. Nice try at writing something interesting.

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