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pegcage
01-21-2013, 02:21 PM
I notice some of you were very impressed that Peyton waited with his family in the locker room for Ray Lewis to talk to him after the game.

I wonder how many of you know that Peyton writes a letter to retirees, congratulating them on their careers and wishing them the best. I have known this for several years, and there was an article about it some time back. I think it was on the occasion of Warren Sapp's retirement, about how impressed he was.

This is a tradition of Peyton's. He is a football historian, loves the game, and has great respect for those who contributed a lot.

I think he got a bit tired of writing Brett Favre. (sic)

Northman
01-21-2013, 02:31 PM
That....is actually pretty cool and i was not aware that he did that.

SR
01-21-2013, 02:33 PM
Doesn't surprise me. Peyton is the ultimate ambassador of the game.

Denver Native (Carol)
01-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Peyton Manning's touching practice of writing letters to retired players he has admired is discussed

2009 video - which includes Peyton, and different players, talking about the letters they received:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3889519

SR
01-21-2013, 02:44 PM
Peyton Manning's touching practice of writing letters to retired players he has admired is discussed

2009 video - which includes Peyton, and different players, talking about the letters they received:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3889519

Count on Carol and her Internet ninjaness

King87
01-21-2013, 02:57 PM
He was the same guy who sent Carson Palmer a get well card after his ACL/MCL/PCL injury. Very classy man and he is one of the few athletes who knows how blessed he is to play in the NFL. He's a great QB and a great man.

Gamechanger
01-21-2013, 05:34 PM
if there was anything I admired about Peyton the most, it's this. truly enough he's the model of what a professional should be.

sneakers
01-22-2013, 06:21 AM
I thought it said "Referees".....and I was thinking that he would have just cause for writing a few refs after that last game

Dzone
01-23-2013, 01:24 AM
Another reason to admire Manning for a lot more than just his playing ability. The guy's amazing.

Chef Zambini
01-23-2013, 03:47 AM
He asks them for a signed jersey and then sells it on ebay.

Chef Zambini
01-23-2013, 03:50 AM
I heard that peytron camps outside animal shelters and after a dog is euthanised he brings it back to life and gives it a new home, and a new flea and tick collar.

Chef Zambini
01-23-2013, 03:54 AM
I also heard that PFM shops at king soopers and he gives out free dance lessons to the kids that SACK his groceries.

Chef Zambini
01-23-2013, 03:56 AM
I thought it said "Referees".....and I was thinking that he would have just cause for writing a few refs after that last gameit would have to be in BRAIL.