Found September 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
Peyton Manning is submitting his name for BFF of the Year. The Denver Broncos signal caller will be preparing for a Monday night matchup against the Raiders next week, but he’s taking some time out to support one of his good friends. Rockies first baseman Todd Helton announced in September that he would be retiring from Major League Baseball after 17 years with the team, and his old pal Peyton will be at his last home game at Coors Field, according to the Denver Post. Helton was a starting quarterback as a junior at the University of Tennessee for a short while before he sustained a knee injury and Manning took over for him, and the NFL quarterback says Helton taught him the ropes as a Volunteer. “I’ll never forget when I first met Todd,” Manning told the paper. ”We’re going out to football practice at Tennessee and he’s putting a can of Skoal in his hip pad. I’m thinking, ‘This is what college football players do?’” Helton will play in his last game at Coors Field on Wednesday agai...
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