Can we just delete Peyton from this picture?
The New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl last night and all I have to say is “Shame on you Peyton Manning”.
I spent alot of time in this space singing Peyton’s praises, and when I picked the Jets to beat the Colts for the AFC Title I thought I just made a bad move with a young club. Nope, I was picking correctly. The Jets SHOULD have gotten the benefit of that interception, but the Colts saved the stinker for the big game.
The Colts had the game in hand and they gave it away. More appropriately…Peyton gave it away. Never have I been so angry than when I saw that INT go the other way. Actually, I changed the channel. You know why? Because I devoted way too much time to a guy a who lucked into his first Super Bowl opponent (the Chicago Bears) and I should have known better.
Peyton Manning is but one step away from being Dan Marino. Peyton got a Bears team helmed by a guy who wears eyeliner and Dan Marion got Joe Theisman, Joe Gibbs and about a thousand other Hall of Famers.
Right now, they’re the same guy to me. Peyton’s got to prove he can win the big one. The Super Bowl against the Bears wasn’t the big one because they didn’t play a big team. The Colts can’t beat big teams…period.
This is sad to say, but true. Somebody has to be the bearer of truth. I didn’t tune in last night to watch Brett Favre…because I thought he lost the NFC Title Game.
In conclusion…shame on you Peyton. I’m not making a mistake like you again.