December 17, 2013 |
Peyton Manning surely is discovering the perks of being named Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year. Not the least of which seems to be getting your own tribute song and video performed by none other than Bootsy Collins. No joke! Sports Illustrated For Kids has released a music video of Bootzilla singing a funky (of course) homage to the Denver Broncos quarterback set to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. " Titled "Peyton Manning's Passing Your Way," Collins dedicates the jam to NFL defensive backs.
December 16, 2013 |
Add one more to his list of achievements: Peyton Manning has been named Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year . What an odd choice. Sure, Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record this year and is closing in on the season record for touchdown passes, but his stirring comeback from neck surgery happened last year. He certainly is Denver's sportsman of the year, but for the U.S.? There were at least two better choices out there: David Ortiz, who led the Boston Red Sox to the World Series title and gave the city something to rally around after the Boston Marathon bombings, and Mariano Rivera, who retired after 17 seasons as the New York Yankees closer.
December 4, 2013 |
Peyton Manning is a pretty busy guy, particularly during the fall and much of the time well into the winter. It's part of the job description for the Denver Broncos quarterback. But that didn't stop one bride-to-be named Anna from inviting the four-time NFL MVP to her wedding sometime in the recent or coming weeks. And what's even cooler than inviting a superstar to your wedding? Getting a response. The bride's brother posted a photo Tuesday on Reddit of the RSVP sent by Manning.
December 1, 2013 |
The Denver Broncos have been stacking up victories all season. Sunday, they served Kansas City a special order: A quadruple Decker. Eric Decker caught four touchdown passes from Peyton Manning to lift the Broncos to a 35-28 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, completing a season sweep of Kansas City and taking a huge step toward an AFC West Division title. It was the second loss to Denver in three weeks for the Chiefs, who have gone 0-3 since they were the NFL's last remaining undefeated team at 9-0. "Sometimes, when you play a team close to back-to-back, there are some ideas that are fresh in your mind," Manning said.
November 26, 2013 |
San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks got a good, close look at Washington's Robert Griffin III on Monday night, delivering two of the 49ers' four sacks of the Redskins quarterback. So Brooks might know what he's talking about when he offers this assessment of the 2012 offensive rookie of the year, via Comcast SportsNet: "He's obviously a man and he makes his own decisions, but I personally don't feel he should be playing right now. " Griffin has been playing on a repaired right knee after ligament damage in playoff loss back in January.
November 25, 2013 |
Peyton Manning struggled Sunday night to come to grips with how the Denver Broncos could blow a 24-point halftime lead at New England on their way to a 34-31 overtime defeat. "You can pile on the disappointment however you want to," Manning told reporters. "I'm disappointed that we lost the game and everything that comes with that. " Asked how difficult it will be to get beyond the loss and get ready for Sunday's game at Kansas City, Manning said that's part of the job. "I think that's the test of football teams," he said.
November 24, 2013 |
1. BATTLE OF 1812: Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady always has the makings of a classic. New England is 9-4 against Manning with Bill Belichick as coach, but Peyton's Broncos are on fire. 2. LONG VS. LONG: Chicago at St. Louis marks the first meeting of the Long brothers - Bears rookie guard Kyle Long and his older brother, Chris, a star defensive end for the Rams. Dad Howie will be tuned in. 3. CHIEF CONCERN: Kansas City went the longest without a loss but its winning streak ended at 9-0 with a defeat at Denver last Sunday night.
November 22, 2013 |
The big story in the NFL this weekend is Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady. Or is it? The matchup of two of the premier quarterbacks in the history of the game, the Denver Broncos' Manning and the New England Patriots' Brady, is where the NFL wants our goose bumps. There is no denying the attraction. Both teams are very good. Manning is chasing Brady's single-season touchdown passing record of 50. The game is in the prime-time Sunday night spot, where the best in the business, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, broadcast and analyze the action.
November 18, 2013 |
The Kansas City Chiefs swaggered into Denver with a defense that had averaged an NFL-best four sacks per game. After four quarters, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning emerged virtually untouched. No sacks, no knockdowns. And that despite his mobility being limited by a high-ankle sprain. “I think to go sackless against the leading sack defense in the NFL, that is a great testament to those guys,” Manning said of his offensive line. “We play them again in two weeks at their place.
November 11, 2013 |
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team. But how good are they, really? We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown. None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning record, but the Broncos are 8-1 and have Peyton Manning, who is in good position to win an unprecedented fifth most-valuable-player award. Manning took a physical beating in Sunday's victory at San Diego and had an MRI exam on his sore right ankle Monday, but the examination revealed no new damage.