The great lie told of Peyton Manning's career is that he "can't win the big one." After winning the Super Bowl it became, "He only has one ring." Tom Gower of Football Outsiders tweets a clarification:
EDIT: Peyton Manning lost 5 playoff games where he threw 0 INTs on 20+ ATT. Jaws & Krieg lost 3, nobody else more >2. pfref.com/tiny/FLHvW— Tom Gower (@ThomasGower) January 18, 2012
Yeah...that's not a choke. That's called "not getting enough help."
I can't believe this is even being discussed anymore. How many big games does the guy need to win before people stop saying he cant win big games.
As I tweeted later, twitter is a great medium for tossing out random facts, bad for context, nuance, and explanations. There's a lot to say about Peyton Manning's post-season record, very little of it in that tweet.
Other disclaimer: stuff I tweet is personal observations, not "Football Outsiders says." I say a lot of things that shouldn't be imputed to other people or organizations unless they happen to actually agree with me. Even among fellow FO staffers, I'd expect plenty of disagreement on many things I say.
@18to88 Can I safely stop following @ColtsAuthority? Seems like 90% of your tweets overlap, so if you're always going to post CA content...
@macintux CA also live tweets press conferences
@ScottKacsmar Can't wait! It's good stuff and dispels the myth we've heard for years. I even heard it today on Twitter from a reputable sports journalist. He's crazy wrong, but it surprises me even today that people repeat it.
Yeah, I'll send the link to Mr. Trotter when I can