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Actor Rob Lowe, currently on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" tweeted earlier today that current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will retire.
How did he come across such information? "His people."
Lowe, an admitted Colts fan, said last month on Rich Eisen's podcast that he's friends with team owner Jim Irsay, so the information may have some credibility.
Manning, arguably the greatest quarterback of this generation, had three surgeries on his neck to repair a serious nerve ending injury following the 2010 season. He did not play a game this season. His father, former NFL star Archie Manning and father of Giants quarterback Eli Manning, told ESPN on Monday that his eldest son is "just biting and scratching and trying to get healthy.''
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In an era where the Internet has hundreds of writers and reporters, and where ESPN and NFL Network cover football around the clock every day, and where there are still hundreds of reporters for newspapers and magazines, there are still stories that get reported by the unlikeliest of sources. Enter Rob Lowe. The actor made national news on Wednesday afternoon when he tweeted that...
In case you have been holed up in a bunker for the last couple hours, a Hollywood star has decided that he will start breaking news from the sports world. Rob Lowe earlier today tweeted the following:
“Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts”
I hope I am just as curious as all of you out there as to who his “sources” are. And, if this truly...
Someone needs to explain to me how the folks at NMA can turn these around so quickly, and with this kind of detail.
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That’s correct, according to actor Rob Lowe’s “people,” Colts QB Peyton Manning is all set to call it a career today. The last time I can recall a celeb breaking a big sports story was the time MC Hammer tweeted that Jim Harbaugh was taking the 49ers job. I scoffed when I read that tweet and look what happened, so you’ll excuse me if I take more of a wait-and-see approach...
It didn’t take long, but we have the confirmation we need to shoot down the report by Rob Lowe that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is retiring.
Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network spoke with Manning’s agent Tom Condon and he indicated that it was news to him that Manning was retiring.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said that he spoke with Peyton’s father Archie Manning and he...
I told him not to say anything T..
Brat Pack actor Rob Lowe tweeted today that he’s hearing Manning is done playing football. “Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts — Manning’s father has dismissed the tweet as rubbish telling ESPN’s Chris Mortensen “He ain’t retiring. I think he would’ve told me.” Manning’s agen tTom Condon...
Wow!The Twitter sportswriting community has been all abuzz on a Wednesday afternoon over a somewhat odd tweet from an odd source.Actor @Rob Lowe apparently tweeted this afternoon: "Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #ColtsBefore getting to the responses, there is apparently no truth to the rumor, with Manning's father, Archie telling the Indianapolis...
The season-long speculation whether injured Colts quarterback
Peyton Manning will return to his team ? or even the NFL ? next
season has been settled: Sources close to actor Rob Lowe have told
the popular television and film star that Manning will retire.
Parks and Recreation actor Rob Lowe tried to play the role of Adam Schefter on Wednesday when he set twitter on fire by proclaiming that Colts icon Peyton Manning was ready to call it quits. Archie Manning and Peyton's agent were quick to shoot down Lowe's claim.
Did you abstain from surfing the Internet yesterday in your own personal little SOPA protest? Oh, did you miss a happening. First, Mark Wahlberg said he would have prevented 9/11 with his goatee. Then, Rob Lowe went on Twitter and blew up the universe by announcing that Colts QB Peyton Manning was going to retire.
Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow...
As questions continue to swirl regarding the future of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, word has emerged on Twitter that Manning will retire. Such word comes from Rob Lowe, the actor/Colts fan. Lowe, who appeared last month on The Rich Eisen Podcast, tells his 230,000-plus followers that Lowe is hearing Manning will call it quits. Lowe…
To paraphrase Rob Lowe 's "Parks and Recreation" character, this is lit'rally the weirdest story we've heard today.