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Peyton Manning is a rich dude. Not only does he sign very large football contracts (5-years $96 million with the Denver Broncos), but he has been among the biggest corporate endorsers in all of sports for about a decade. Assuming you are a fan professional football, you have probably seen the corny new commercial for Papa John’s pizza where Manning appears alongside the tweaking CEO and founder John Schnatter. The two honchos are promising two million free ‘zas to fans with weekly drawings. Now as of a couple of weeks ago, Manning is not only an endorser, but he is also the chain’s newest franchisee – the Broncos’ star quarterback is set to open 21 locations in the Denver area.
One angle to look at this is Manning plans to and expects to play for the Broncos for several more years. Another angle is he simply knows it will be a good business decision even if he wraps it up and moves back home in a year or two.
“It’s a smart investment now and will be long after I’m done playing football,” Manning said.
Whether he living Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee, or Louisiana after he is done playing football, Manning had the key insight that only the best businesspersons have. He was able to see the future.
…and that future is the approval of recreational use of Mary Jane in the state of Colorado.
Will only 21 new locations in Denver be able to support the bubbling munchies demand?
Do not be surprised if Manning takes his business talents to state of Washington in the very near future as well.
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PackersTakes previously applauded Peyton Manning’s keen business decision to open up 21 Papa John’s franchises in anticipation of the state of Colorado passing Amendment 64, allowing for the legal, recreational use of Mary Jane. Since Tuesday night the topic of discussion has been the inevitable showdown between Colorado (and Washington State) and the big, bad federal government...
As anyone who has watched any amount of television over the past few weeks knows, Peyton Manning appeared in a commercial for Papa John’s in which he creepily calls the pizza chain’s owner “Papa” instead of John for some reason, and attempts to get him to give away two million free pizzas. What you may not know, however, is that Manning has gotten into the pizza business...
Want more evidence of Peyton Manning’s superior intellect and business acumen hidden beneath that awe-shucks hillbilly exterior?
@darrenrovell: A week before Colorado legalizes marijuana, Manning acquires 21 Papa John’s franchises in the state. Guy can do no wrong.
(Eds: Updates with details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass, found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain.
Four plays later, Denver scored the winning touchdown and John Elway, in his 16th and final season, had the 39th game-winning drive of the 40 he would engineer in the fourth...
It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass, found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain.
Four plays later, Denver scored the winning touchdown and John Elway, in his 16th and final season, had the 39th game-winning drive of the 40 he would engineer in the fourth quarter or overtime.
Fast forward 15 years to another November day in Cincinnati...
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LAST WEEK: 9-4
SEASON: 85-46 (65%)
The Colts lost to the Jags already, but this seems like a much better team now. This is a game they need to win to be in the playoff hunt.
Eli Manning has had a really rough stretch, but the Bengals secondary is just what he needs to rebound. Expect some big numbers coming from this offense.
Last week: 5 (+0)
The Broncos sit at 5-3 and rank 2nd in yards per play differential and 9th in rate of sustaining drives differential with momentum on their side and they’ve done this despite one of the toughest schedules in the league thus far. From this point on, they have one of the league’s easiest schedules, with games against Tampa Bay, Carolina, San Diego...
Last week: 9 (+2)
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