I was for the Denver Broncos’s because I wanted him to win and get his second Super Bowl ring so he could push his brother…Ny Giants Quarterback Eli Manning to maybe get one more Super Bowl ring with an NY Giants Win….
But last night that went up in smoke….
Right from the first play….
Peyton manning maybe a smart guy….And a Good Football player…..
But he was out of league in front of the world last night….
For Peyton Manning, insofar as he cares about personal reputation, the Super Bowl represented an almost absurd historical fork. Had he won it, he would have been discussed as perhaps the best NFL quarterback of all time. Instead, this stinker will now be attached to his name in perpetuity, along with the galling fact he set a new record for Super Bowl completions. For years Manning has dragged around the criticism, like tin cans tied to the back of a high-end car, that he produces more great statistics than great victories, and the noise just got louder.
Now his critics will tie another can on: He has lost two of the three Super Bowls he has played in, and this one was arguably his worst defeat in an NFL uniform, a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks so thorough that it’s safe to say the short-term pain blotted out any sense of history. “It’s not an easy pill to swallow, but we have to,” he said. “I don’t know if you ever really get over it. You have to find a way to deal with it and process it.”
Eventually, it was such a rout that the focus mercifully shifted from Manning to the Broncos as a whole. They were so uncharacteristically poor in every phase of the game that you could hardly lay the blame on Manning, who managed to complete a record 34 passes though he accounted for two first-half interceptions that led to 14 points for Seattle. The Broncos put the ball on the ground, gave up a total of four turnovers to the NFL’s top-ranked defense and scattered like quail in allowing a touchdown to Percy Harvin on the second-half kickoff. “We needed to play really well to win, and we didn’t come anywhere close,” Manning said…..
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