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    Congrats to the Denver Broncos on winning Super Bowl 50. That is a fine way for Peyton Manning to retire now. Great ending to a storied carrier....

    Denver 24 - Carolina 10.......


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    what I want to know is,, who was the moron that was going,, "oooooooooo,oooooooo" that the mic. was picking up,, I wanted to stuff a sock in his mouth,, very irritating..

    but congrats to the Broncos,, I liked both teams so it was a win, win for me no matter who won..

    The Proud, The Few, The Constitutional Marine
    Merry Christmas

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    3-07-2016


    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Peyton Manning's days of decoding defenses and recuperating in cold tubs are over.

    A month after basking in the glow of his second Lombardi Trophy and a parade through downtown Denver attended by more than a million fans, the soon-to-be 40-year-old quarterback called one last audible and told Broncos boss John Elway he's retiring.

    The Broncos are holding a news conference now.

    Team president Joe Ellis calls it a "historic day for the Denver Broncos and the National Football League."


    Ellis says Manning made the team, organization and the community better.

    Elway has now taken the podium to talk about Manning.

    "I know this is a tough day for him," Elway said.

    The tributes came pouring in when word got out Sunday that Manning was calling it a career.


    Tom Brady tweeted his congratulations to Manning, telling his rival, "You changed the game forever and made everyone around you better."

    Could there be a higher compliment?

    Manning's college coach, Phillip Fulmer, called it "almost magical" what Manning was able to accomplish in his four years in Denver following neck fusion surgery that threatened to short-circuit his career.

    Instead, Manning went 50-15 in Denver, winning his fifth MVP award, surpassing Brett Favre's records for career yards, touchdowns and victories while leading the Broncos to two Super Bowls.

    "I've said this a lot of times to people, he didn't get better each game. He got better every meeting, every practice, every period in practice," Fulmer said. "He was the most incredible player that I've ever seen of taking it from the film room to the practice field and then from the practice field to the game."

    The knock on Manning was that he didn't win more Super Bowls. For a guy with such a great regular season record (186-79), his playoff mark of just 14-13 paled in comparison.

    "People don't realize, it's hard to always be the best player," Fulmer argued. "For almost all his years, he had to be the best player. At Indianapolis, he never had a great defense around him. In my opinion, if he had been on teams like this last Broncos team -- a team not even as good on defense -- the guy might have six or seven Super Bowls."

    Commissioner Roger Goodell called Manning "a great representative of the NFL both on the field and in his community," adding, "We are forever grateful for Peyton's unmatched contributions to the game and know his success will continue in the next phase of his life."

    No one's sure what that will be.

    Less than 24 hours before informing the Broncos of his decision to retire, Manning said during an appearance Friday night in Florida that he had no idea what he'll do in retirement.

    There are plenty of possibilities -- and advice -- to stay in football, from the broadcast booth to the front office.

    Some believe he'll eventually be an NFL owner.

    ESPN, FOX, NBC and CBS all said they would love to talk to him if he decides to go into broadcasting.

    Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a throwback and a transformer during a glittering career bookmarked by an unprecedented five MVP awards and dozens of passing records.

    "Peyton was a player that guys wanted to play with," Elway said. "That made us better as a team and I'm thrilled that we were able to win a championship in his final year."

    Manning leaves the league as its career passing leader and winningest starting quarterback, the only one in NFL history to win Super Bowls with two franchises.


    His first came in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him No. 1 overall in 1998. The Colts gave up on him after a series of neck surgeries forced Manning to miss all of the 2011 season and left him without feeling in the fingertips of his right hand.

    A rare superstar quarterback on the open market in 2012, Manning resettled in Denver, where he threw 140 of his NFL-high 539 TD passes, including a record 55 in 2013.

    "I get asked a lot about my legacy," Manning said before the Super Bowl. "For me, it's being a good teammate, having the respect of my teammates, having the respect of the coaches and players. That's important to me. I am not taking this for granted. I just love football."

    The 18th season for No. 18 was by far his most trying on the field. He had to adjust to new coach Gary Kubiak's run-based offense and to unrelenting health issues on his way to winning his second Super Bowl. Off the field, he faced questions about his character, too.

    Manning, whose dry wit and star power has made him a staple of commercials and late-night television for nearly two decades, had his squeaky-clean image take a beating as the final pages were flipped on his storied career.

    The NFL is investigating allegations that human growth hormone was shipped to his home in his wife's name following an Al Jazeera report -- Manning dismissed the story as "garbage." And in a new lawsuit filed last month claiming a hostile work environment for women at the University of Tennessee, Manning was cited for his alleged harassment of a female trainer in 1996.

    A torn ligament in his left foot hampered Manning all the way back to August. It led to his worst statistical season and sidelined him for six weeks before that fairy tale finish in Santa Clara, California, when his defense carried him across the finish line.

    Constantly harassed, never quite comfortable -- sort of the way the whole season played out -- Manning walked away with his second NFL title after Denver's defense, with seven sacks and four takeaways, all but handed him the Lombardi Trophy in a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

    "He had to do several things different this year," said his dad, Archie, a former star quarterback himself. "Had to take off during the season, which he'd never done before. He ran the scout team, which I don't think he'd ever done, and he dressed out as a backup, which he'd never done."

    Manning also had to play the role of game manager for the first time during Denver's defense-fueled run to the title. "I'm just glad I was on the same team as our defense," he said.

    Manning's retirement leaves the Broncos with $19 million in salary cap relief they can use to try to sign his long-time backup, Brock Osweiler, who's set to become a free agent Wednesday.

    Manning finished in a tie with Favre for most regular-season wins with 186. His victory in Super Bowl 50 was his 14th in the postseason, one more than Favre, making him the NFL's only 200-win quarterback.

    "There's no question that his work ethic is what made him into one of the great quarterbacks of all time," Elway said. "All the film study Peyton did and the process that he went through with game planning and understanding what the other teams did was second to none."


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    Good Read....."GO BRONCOS "


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    Manning "Pulled the pin " in one of the BestEver-
    SeeYou down the road GoodByes you're ever gonna hear.


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    You got that right Ed.

    A class act for sure. I wish him well and good health.


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    I have a feeling that we will most likely see Payton Manning again down the road.... if not as a sportscaster, then in some coaching capacity, perhaps at college level.... one thing for sure, he'd probably be one hell of a "quarterback coach"... I used to say the same about his father Archie.....


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    Yes indeed Top.


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    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker is dead at the age of 23 after a motorcycle crash Thursday night left him with severe head injuries, his agent confirmed to reporters.

    Walker was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami after the crash, where he remained in critical care overnight and died Friday after having surgery.

    Walker was a fourth-round pick in last year’s draft out of Texas Southern, and played mostly on special teams last season.

    Police told ESPN that Walker collided with a car at an intersection shortly before 8 p.m. Walker was wearing dark clothing and the motorcycle did not have lights, police said.

    So young, so sad. RIP TRAY....


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    BOCA RATON, Fla. — NFL ownership approved the change of nine rules Wednesday, including one that results in an automatic ejection for a player or coach receiving two unsportsmanlike personal fouls, on a one-year trial basis.

    Additionally, touchbacks will result in the ball being placed at the 25-yard line, instead of the 20-yard line, also amended for a one-year trial.

    The experimental phase in 2016 is a similar path to the rule that moved extra point attempt snaps to the 15-yard line last year, which was permanently adopted this week.

    New York Giants co-owner John Mara told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that the personal foul rule was met with “some opposition” due to concern over the automatic ejection, as some coaches wanted to allow the officials more discretion.

    “There will be more discussions, and there will be another set of meetings that will happen,” Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, one of the most vocal supporters of the rule, said Wednesday morning. “But I think the attitude, the intent and the idea of making sure that there is some sort of discipline, whether it is at the referee's discretion or through this mechanism of two strikes and you're out, than that might make sense.”

    San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly, however, expressed his opposition.

    “You ever see A Few Good Men?” Kelly asked? “Why the two orders? Right? If you already have the ability to throw them out of the game, why do we have to put a second order in to throw them out of the game? Throw them out of the game. If they’re not playing the right way, and we already have the ability to eject them, why do we have to put another order in?”


    A proposal from the Baltimore Ravens to expand reviewable plays was tabled for further discussion.

    Here’s the full list of new rules that will be implemented next season:

    1. By Competition Committee; Permanently moves the line of scrimmage for Try kicks to the defensive team’s 15-yard line, and allows the defense to return any missed Try.

    2. By Competition Committee; Permits the offensive and defensive play callers on the coaching staffs to use the coach-to-player communication system regardless of whether they are on the field or in the coaches’ booth.

    3. By Competition Committee; Makes all chop blocks illegal.

    4. By Competition Committee; Disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls. Amended to one-year only.

    5. By Competition Committee; Changes the spot of the next snap after a touchback resulting from a free kick to the 25-yard line. Amended to one-year only.

    6. By Competition Committee; Expands the horse collar rule to include when a defender grabs the jersey at the name plate or above and pulls a runner toward the ground.

    7. By Competition Committee; Makes it a foul for delay of game when a team attempts to call a timeout when it is not permitted to do so

    8. By Competition Committee; Eliminates the five-yard penalty for an eligible receiver illegally touching a forward pass after being out of bounds and re-establishing himself inbounds, and makes it a loss of down.

    9. By Competition Committee; Eliminates multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul after a change of possession.


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    Noooooooo !!!

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday restored the four-game "Deflategate" suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady over allegations footballs were under inflated before an NFL playoff game last year.

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a federal judge's ruling from September. The appeals court ruled that in imposing the suspension, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell properly exercised his discretion under a collective bargaining agreement.


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    I think that if Brady was thinking of retirement now is the time, I think that would spell the end of Goodell.


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    It would but Brady has another 5 years left in him for sure.

    Go Patriots


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