Posted by Will Brinson
Rick Reilly of ESPN wrote a column about Peyton Manning's injury recently in which he said that if Manning didn't start Week 1, he'd show up at readers' houses and grub out on their carpet, using the various crumbs there as nutrients.
Or something. Whatever, the point is that Manning didn't start Week 1 and everyone wanted to see Reilly own up to his claim.
"If you think he's going to miss a start because of a neck problem, you've been chugging paint thinner," Reilly wrote on August 30. "This guy hasn't missed a start since 1994 at Tennessee. Do you know how long ago it was when Manning didn't start for the Colts? Google was two days old. Kim Kardashian was 17. Russell Crowe was skinny!
"If Manning doesn't start Game 1, I will come to your house and eat things that are stuck in your carpet."
Well, the columnist wasn't exactly going to travel the country for a mock "Homecoming" tour where he ate pieces of food off of readers' rugs (although I'd watch the hell out of that -- kind of like a homeless man's "No Reservations").
But he was at Sun Life Stadium for Monday night's Miami-New England tilt and, kudos to Reilly, because he actually ate popcorn off the floor of the press box. The grub surely wasn't just leftover litter (I have to think he put it there), but he still ate food off the press box floor.
So while I'd almost never link to a Rick Reilly video at the WWL, this one's worth your time.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.