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Specifically (via al.com): Tennessee state representative Jeremy Faison introduced a resolution Thursday morning offering the state government's official support in the Titans' effort to sign Manning.
The resolution (you can view the .pdf here) wastes little time laying it on thick. It begins, "A RESOLUTION relative to a legendary Tennessee quarterback playing for an outstanding Tennessee football team."
And after going through just about every one of Manning's life accomplishment, the resolution wraps things up thusly:
WHEREAS, Mr. Manning is meeting with Titans officials in Nashville to discuss the possibility of him returning home to Tennessee to play quarterback in the NFL; and
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WHEREAS, the same loyal fans who cheered his superior play as a Vol in Knoxville will once again erupt with joy as he throws touchdown after touchdown for the Boys in Blue in Nashville and leads the Titans to a Super Bowl victory; and
WHEREAS, there has never been a more logical pairing of player and team in football history, and this General Assembly wishes to offer all necessary assistance to make this dream a reality; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING, that this General Assembly wholeheartedly supports the Tennessee Titans signing Peyton Manning and urges Mr. Manning to remember his roots in the Volunteer State as he makes his decision about where to play football in 2012.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we welcome Peyton Manning to Nashville, where he will surely play football for many more years and lead the Titans to several NFL championships.
To recap: in addition to walking on water and healing the sick (obvious exclusion: neck injuries), Manning can now add the miracle of bipartisanship to his repertoire.
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