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Larry Brown Sports:
Any 14-year-old from Colorado would want to be named Peyton Manning now that the future Hall of Famer is trying to lead their Broncos to a Super Bowl, right? In some ways, that is true for Littleton’s Peyton Scott Manning. But when he wants to do something simple like create a Facebook account with his actual name, being named after a legend has its downfalls.“People don’t believe me sometimes,” the eight-grader told the Denver Post. “They think I’m trying to impersonate. Facebook won’t let me do Manning at all, no matter how many times I try.”Peyton’s parents, Mick and Kim Manning, named him after Manning the football player when Peyton announced he would return to Tennessee for his senior season in 1997. They liked the fact that Peyton was staying in school to finish his degree, and they decided to honor him when their son was born in 1998.“I would have never named him Peyton if I knew (the QB) was going to be a legendary football player anywhere, let alone Denver,” Kim said. “We’r
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Peyton Manning, a 14-year-old boy Denver, CO boy, (on the left) was born three days before Peyton Manning, the Super Bowl champion, Denver Broncos quarterback, made his first NFL star.According to the Denver Post, the young boy claims that he can't get on Facebook, because of the fact that he's name is Peyton Manning, the same name of the NFL QB.The young boy says that his...
Reports of Peyton Manning's demise were premature.
Denver's quarterback has been outstanding by every measure since throwing three interceptions in the first quarter at Atlanta a month ago. His trio of wobblers that night left critics questioning his stability, strength and stamina after spending all of last season on the sideline.
His latest Monday night performance went...
The Chargers were embarrassed by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos with an historic comeback after the Chargers led 24-0 at half and went on to lose 35-24. Well, apparently the embarrassment turned to anger and restlessness, which is hardly unexpected of any fanbase after a collapse like that. Chargers P.R. director Bill Johnston took to the team’s website with a post entitled...
We are nearly two weeks away from the NFL’s halfway mark.
There have already been several teams and players that have certainly turned in disappointing returns based on what we knew of them or what was expected of them.
Certain situations such as the Dallas Cowboys were not included because they are expected to let their fans down. Therefore, being a disappointment is not disappointing...
1) Peyton Manning: Manning is looking for his fifth MVP award this season, and he's off to a great start once again, despite Denver's struggles to keep pace with top-tier teams in the league. The Broncos currently rank 4th in passing yards per game, up from 31st a season ago under Tim Tebow. To cap it all off, Manning trails only Aaron Rodgers in touchdown passes at 14 this...
It’s been a long day. Sorry everything is late.
Yeah… the NHL is never coming back.
Peyton Manning can’t get on Facebook.
This is why you never bet against an SEC team. Even if they are playing an SEC team.
San Francisco 13, Seattle 6 – One of the uglier games of the year
Dallas, Minnesota – STILL NOTHING
It's bound to happen, the naming of children after professional athletes.
Grantland writer and Red Sox enthusiast Bill Simmons just about named his child after Josh Beckett, something he said he was thankful didn't happen after this season. Plenty of other fans have cheered a hero in a moment of athletic dominance, then praised the player -- or tried to...
It seems like just yesterday Patriots fans were looking at the schedule wondering where exactly the team's blemishes would come from. But now, with six weeks of football in the books, some panic is starting to settle in.
Talks of 16-0 are long gone, and losses to Baltimore, Arizona and Seattle have Patriots fans searching for answers. New England's secondary...
It's a passing league - no secret to anyone. But the Broncos may have been onto something last year. While teams shift to passing offenses, the Broncos could have doubled down on being a power run team and been competitive. Defenses are being built to stop passing attacks, not the University of Nebraska rushing attack of the 80s. While I think some team will eventually...
When you write sports at a website like WFNY for a while you get to know your own kinds of fans. As many of you know my house is divided from a football perspective because my wife grew up in Indianapolis. I spared you my wife being on the podcast, but my brother-in-law is very much a similar kind of football fan to what I think we cater to at WFNY, so I talked to him for about ten...
Norv Turner keeps saying San Diego can be a good team, and the Chargers keep responding with second-half collapses.
Monday night was epic: The Chargers blew a 24-0 halftime lead and lost 35-24 to Peyton Manning and the AFC West-rival Denver Broncos.
It tied for the fourth-biggest comeback in NFL regular-season history.
A week earlier, San Diego blew a 10-point third-quarter lead...
A.B. Growing up as a sports fan in America, I find it impossible not to gamble on games. And while I wouldn’t bet an NHL or MLB game to save my life, something about betting on the NFL just soothes the soul. Watching Thursday night football without money on the line doesn’t interest me, unless the Patriots are playing. But put $50 on the over of a game between the Browns &...
In this unpredictably wild season, nothing is certain.
Craziness has become the theme of 2012, and week six exemplified that.
Up 24-0 at home, Norv Turner and the San Diego Chargers had the Monday Night game in the bag. That was until Peyton Manning and the Broncos stormed back to make history, becoming the first team to be down 24 points and still win by double digits.
Rob and Amy check out Yardbarker.com and chat about Tim Tebow's move to running back, Lamar Odom's divorce and the other Peyton Manning in Colorado.