Re: The Hatred of Peyton Manning
posted at 1/19/2014 6:40 AM EST
In response to Muzwell's comment:
Hatred is a bit overstated, at least for me. I don't hate the guy. Resentment might be a better word.
It's because he's not a winner, but he's treated as if he's the ultimate all-time greatest player ever. He couldn't get it done at Tennessee, and only won once in Indy by default (a sham of an AFCCG and then he gets the MVP in the Super Bowl when he played lousy only to be outsucked by Rex Grossman).
He folds up at the biggest moments, but he's fawned over as if he's Michael Jordan.
He's the anti-Joe Montana is what he is. Montana was at his best when it mattered most, Manning is at his best when it really doesn't matter all that much, but it looks good and gets his name in the record books.
I salute you, brother!! The refs gave Manning and the Colts that 2006 championship game in Indy. Some of those calls were a disgrace. It was so bad that the NFL sent a postgame letter of apology to the Patriots due to that ridiculous PI call on Ellis Hobbs against Reggie Wayne, which gift-wrapped an Indy TD. It was the key play in that game.
More than that, I cannot stand all of Manning's pre-snap girations, head bobbing, and Omaha yelling at the line of scrimmage...and then hear the media say how smart and clever he is for doing it. Bush-league...super irritating stuff!! Then, there's the Manning postgame excuse making, and the pouting face.
God...do I hope that the Pats can find a way to pull off the upset!!