Peyton Manning's future on the field is still uncertain. His viability off the field is not as he appeared with Jerome Bettis in a Papa John's commercial during the AFC title game.
If you missed it or just miss Manning enough to play this continually while trying to deny the Patriots will play in the Luke for the Lombardi you can catch the commercial here. Not that I'm sulking or anything.
@pierrezombie i think it is pretty funny... :) any sighting of Peyton is good for me...
@pierrezombie i disagree; PM will never flip a coin the same way again after three surgeries that numerous other players have come back from. His career impersonating a referee is over way too soon. Andrew Luck on the other hand has all the intangibles you need to flip a coin - we're just not sure if he can do it at the professional level. Now Tom Brady, that man sure does a good job surrounding himself by folks that make him look like the ultimate coin-flipper...
(*i am taking your absurd statement to a more absurd level to show how absurd real life is, i in no way believe any of this)
@Freeneysalwaysheld No, Freenys'... I'm sorry, but you just couldn't be more wrong on this.
Once his vertebrae fused, it became inevitable that he'll eventually return to MVP-caliber in his flips. (Freaky nerve regeneration be damned!) Now it's just a matter of strength and conditioning, and his work ethic is legendary. He will dedicate himself to thumb curls and wrist flexors more than anyone in human history! I even heard a rumor that he was already making gameday-caliber flips; like 90% or something.
No one will ever convince me that Manning's career as a pitchman referee doesn't still have at least 3-4 good years left. Just watch, he'll be doing the coin toss at one or more Superbowls (barring, of course, the kind of injury any other player could suffer).
I'll concede your point on Luck, however. If we end up with him holding the coin, let's just hope he can flip it while wearing his big boy pants under the national spotlight. It could be ugly for a while.
And I agree about Brady. Sure, he might have done more flips so far, but look at his ref crew! He had, like, Barry Sanders in his prime, and Peyton got stuck with The Bus in retirement. Plus, I think Brady had tape of Peyton's practice flips. Cheater.
@Freeneysalwaysheld Good one -- I needed a laugh like that after reading the "Dungy thinks it will be Tressel" link.
And you're totally right. The football gods are leveling off our karmic debt in big chunks. In an alternate universe somewhere, this week we're gloating about beating the Pats at Foxboro and getting ready for Manning Bowl. Instead, it's stupid nonsense about Peyton's commercials. Ugh.
@pierrezombie (screaming to the football gods) LOOK WHAT YOU'VE REDUCED US TO!!!