While leading his team to a Super Bowl win Sunday, Colts megastar Peyton Manning was everywhere, both on and off the field. The QB and ubiquitous pitchman appeared in every single commercial played during the pregame, the game itself and post game.
In an extremely bland Super Bowl week, reporters have been struggling to find a story with pizzazz. That changed Wednesday when Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison said the first word of his life, forcing the entire Colts locker room into a frenzy.
Scott Wiese wanted to be Peyton Manning. Well, not literally. He just wanted his name. Wiese, a Bears fan, lost a Super Bowl XLI bet to an Indianapolis Colts fan. The Bears' 29 - 17 loss meant Wiese had to change his name to the same as the game's MVP. However, a Macon County Judge ruled against the name change and had more appropriate name for Weise.
Ho-hum, the Patriots win again. Tom Brady was nearly perfect, completing 26-28 passes with three TDs. In his career, Brady has a 13-2 postseason record.
It's going to be up to the Colts offensive line to keep the Chargers aggressive defense off of Peyton Manning. It's going to be up to Manning to find ways to get receivers Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison and Dallas Clark the football in the face of a solid San Diego secondary.
“We were simply a mess in game 1 against the Panthers,” said Manning with a sigh. “No third down conversions, linemen flying around like chickens with their heads cut off, a grand total of 36 yards passing. I’m over it. Let David Carr play the rest of the preseason. I’ve got better things to do. I’m going to watch my brother’s highlights.”
“It’s so annoying,” said Eli during a press conference Thursday. “Peyton gets all of this attention because of his stupid neck. I have a neck too! I can get hurt too! You watch. I know I can get hurt."