It used to be simply being a football player equaled popularity. Now that’s enough!
Pro football players are being ranked based on their likability.
That’s probably the last question the 37-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback expected to hear as he walked through the overcrowded hallway to join his teammates.
Defeated in a massive slaughter by the Seattle Seahawks’ in a 43-8 prevail at the SLVIII Superbowl this past Sunday, Manning walked the long walk to the dreaded post game interview slowly, with hands in pockets, to the place where questions that no doubt began and ended with “Why?” and “What happened?” were waiting for him and his team.
Having said that, we think we know how both the team/organization and their fans feel. It sucks to lose. And it sucks the big one when you lose the Super Bowl like they did to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8.
And of course when you lose a big game in the fashion they did, by just getting completely dominated, you know somebody out there in Twitter land is set to have a grand old time at your expense.
*2013 has come and gone and honors have been given, but if Jemele Hill had her way she would make the N-word her “Sports Person of the Year” for the year that was.
Hill, revealed her pick during her “parting shot” segment on the Sports Reporters program. While mentioning that awards like Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” are used to highlight “impact, the ESPN host said she wouldn’t give athletes like Serena Williams or Peyton Manning the ““Sports Person of the Year” award.
*Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was already well on his way toward his record-tying seven touchdown passes last night when his teammate literally threw away a score following an interception.
In Denver’s season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, linebacker Danny Trevathan pulled a DeSean Jackson – letting go of his pick-six just shy of the goal line by celebrating too early.
Trevathan was getting his showboat on as the ball bounced out of the end zone for a touchback instead of a touchdown. Luckily, for Denver fans, the team was ahead 42-17 at that point.
“It was just a young mistake,” Trevathan said after the game. “It was kind of selfish. I’m going to take full responsibility. I’m going to grow from it.”
Things could’ve been much worse. His teammate Wesley Woodyard, one of the better players in a dangerously thin linebacking corps, suffered a nasty-looking injury on the play trying to save the ball from going out of the end zone.
Ultimately Woodyard ended up okay and back on the field, leaving Trevathan’s ego with the play’s worst damage.
Watch below. (Final score: 49-27)